Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — a likely GOP presidential candidate — wants to highlight how disconnected Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is from the middle class.
“A year ago, Hillary Clinton highlighted the massive gap separating her from middle-class Americans when she claimed she and her husband were ‘dead broke’ when they left the White House,” writes Walker. “Of course, her wildly out-of-touch statement was false. In fact, as the Clintons’ time in the White House was winding down, they purchased two homes at a total cost of more than $4.5 million. Who knew being ‘dead broke’ could pay so well?”
Walker argues Clinton’s connections from being in the White House helped her become one of the wealthiest members of the U.S. Senate.
“Since leaving the Obama administration, Clinton has kept the money-machine rolling, raking in more than $11 million since 2014 in paid speeches, some at $300,000 apiece – more money than most Americans make in an entire year,” Walker stated.
Walker said Clinton has two multi-million dollar homes, so the fact she considered herself “dead broke” calls into question her perception of reality. Walker claims that a year after her comments she is still out of touch, which has forced her to run a “choreographed campaign” and not take questions about problems Americans face.
Walker touts he is more in touch with middle class Americans than Clinton.
“As a middle-class parent with two kids in college, I know everyday Americans are genuinely concerned about America’s opportunity gap. Unlike Clinton, most folks could only dream of earning $300,000 for a fraction of a day’s work. And while Clinton has certainly amassed a fortune talking about her government-knows-best philosophy on the paid-speaking circuit, those of us in the middle class know that approach just doesn’t work in real life,” wrote Walker.
Walker said Wisconsin is an example of how growing the economy doesn’t involve growing the government.
“As we’ve seen in Wisconsin, you don’t grow the economy by growing government. In fact, the opposite is true. In our state, we’ve cut regulations and lowered taxes by $2 billion, putting money directly back into peoples’ pockets. The results speak for themselves,” he stated. Walker adds:
Wisconsin has created more than 150,000 jobs, the unemployment was roughly cut in half by Walker, and Wisconsin is now the 12th best state to start and operate a business, according to Chief Executive Magazine.
If Hillary Clinton wants to make sure more Americans aren’t “dead broke,” she should talk to the middle-class voters in Wisconsin, who rejected the tired, big-government policies she represents three times in the last four years in favor of new ideas and courageous, conservative leadership.