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Lawmaker: Gov. Scott Walker owes apology to single parents

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Governor Scott Walker

MADISON — A Democratic state representative who was a single parent says Gov. Scott Walker owes an apology to all single and unmarried parents in Wisconsin.

Walker said in his state budget address on Wednesday that people who wait until they’re 21 to get married and have kids are more likely to be successful. State Rep. Amanda Stuck said Friday those comments reminded her of what it felt like to be a single parent at 19. She says the world treated her like a failure but she worked hard and finished school.

Stuck calls Walker’s comments “close-minded.”

Walker in his speech was referencing research on the “Success Sequence.” He says people should go to school, get a job, get married and then have kids.

Walker’s spokesman did not immediately return a message.


  • Opinion8d

    Beach please!!! Liberals hate facts! Yeah, anyone can succeed with hard work and dedication -but having kids you can’t afford and without the necessary support system, it makes it so much harder. And the statistic prove that! Get over yourself!!!

  • Taxed to death

    It should be the other way around. Single parents that have children out of wedlock need to apologise to the real taxpayers of Wisconsin. You know- the ones who actually pay into the system instead of getting a “tax return” of thousands of dollars that they never made. The child credit needs to be abolished.

    • rocking aunt

      Agreed! But snowflakes are beautiful little things all unique. I wish ya’lld come up with a different name for the cry babies.

  • polymorph

    This doesn’t deserve a response, it’s from research and passed along and he gave reasonable advice. Stupid demoncrats just because they don’t agree their minds go into melt down mode.

  • Trump Toadie

    “Wisconsin’s doing terribly. It’s in turmoil. The roads are a disaster because they don’t have any money to rebuild them. The schools are a disaster. The hospitals and education was a disaster…”

    -President Donald J. Trump on Scott Walker

    “He’s not doing a great job,” Trump said of Walker “But your governor has convinced you (Wisconsin) doesn’t have problems.”
    -President Donald J. Trump

  • rocking aunt

    I’m 30 and there is no WAY I’m responsible enough for a kid of my own. I still enjoy going out, coming in late and having cake at breakfast. I can easily support myself but if I had to buy diapers and formula, I’d be up a creek.

  • phacepalm

    Liberals are going to get clobbered again in the 2018 elections.

    Americans hate adults that act like spoiled children…

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