May 5, 2015

Scott Walker Calls Auto Industry Save a 'Past Hypothetical'

Scott Walker's campaign: No "hypothetical questions in the past"

Scott Walker declines to answer the question: Would you have supported the U.S. loans to General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC to get through the 2009 bankruptcies?

"That's a hypothetical question in the past. We're going to talk about the future," said Walker before rushing away from a group of reporters in Michigan. (Christoff, Bloomberg Politics News)

Typical Walker evasion: Incoherent and sleazy.

If we take seriously Walker's commitment to refuse comment about any "hypothetical question in the past" [whatever that means], Walker's position on any policy enacted by President Obama and President Bush cannot be discussed because this history is hypothetical.

The federal bailout of the auto industry saved "1.5 million U.S. jobs and preserved $105.3 billion in personal and social insurance tax collections," a study released in December 2013 concluded. (Reuters)

In Scott Walker's world, this is an event and policy that occurred in the past hence cannot be discussed because of Walker's abiding commitment to the future.

Would you have supported the Iraq War, the Fed's monetary policy, protecting Social Security and Medicare, the federal stimulus ... ?

Wait, these are past hypotheticals.

One could say Scott Walker is sleazy in declining comment on the bailout policy that staved off a depression. (Guida, New York Times)

As national political reporters already know, Walker's reluctance to answer policy questions exists because Scott Walker is a lightweight who has no business in government.

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