Ousted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) opened himself up to a deluge of ridicule and scorn on Twitter Thursday afternoon after attacking Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for a proposal to increase taxes on the wealthy.
Walker's painfully awkward analogy about taxing the rich -- equating it with sharing school grades -- comes just after a multi-billion dollar giveaway of tax dollars to manufacturer Foxconn fell apart -- depriving Wisconsinites of jobs he promised.
On Wednesday, Reuters reported: "Heavily criticized in some quarters, the Foxconn project was championed by former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican who helped secure around $4 billion in tax breaks and other incentives before leaving office. Critics of the deal, including a number of Democrats, called it a corporate giveaway that would never result in the promised manufacturing jobs and posed serious environmental risks."
Less than 24 hours later the former governor -- who notably dropped out of college -- was attacking Warren, a former college professor who specialized in bankruptcy law -- about economics.
In an emoji-laden tweet, Walker wrote: Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax is like telling a straight 🅰️ student in high school 📚 that she has to give up some of her grades to the other students. Instead of stealing from her, why don’t we just help everyone else do better 👍!"
Twitter users were quick to remind Walker that he had been "Foxconn'd" into giving away taxpayer money.
@ScottWalker Didn't you give Foxconn $4 billion to not open a factory in Wisconsin?— Simply Loving To Permanently Be Online (@Simply Loving To Permanently Be Online)1548958028.0
@ScottWalker Your whole dumb career has been making this particular lame argument and somehow you still managed to… https://t.co/WtuFfVwerY— David Roth (@David Roth)1548956425.0
@ScottWalker Hey hows #FoxCon going? And any snake oil i could purchase?— Gideon🌹 (@Gideon🌹)1548950285.0
@ScottWalker It’s more like if a company comes to your state and promises 10,000 new jobs in exchange for $5 billio… https://t.co/zE5f8LzDf4— Ashley Burns (@Ashley Burns)1548959237.0
@ScottWalker 🤡Foxconn may drop plans to build flat screens in Wisconsin @CNN https://t.co/Q2ysVbDVqj— Robert M (@Robert M)1548953426.0
@ScottWalker Your analogies are even worse than your business negotiating skills, loser. #Foxconn— Dennis Perkins (@Dennis Perkins)1548957539.0
@ScottWalker Really? Coming from you? #FoxConned— Jeff modzelewski (@Jeff modzelewski)1548950024.0
@ScottWalker That's precious. Sort of like why steal A's from the taxpayers of Wisconsin to give 3B A's to Foxconn… https://t.co/oavbCwjdw8— Citizen Kaye (@Citizen Kaye)1548954783.0
@ScottWalker What do you know about getting A's in high school.— Mass for Shut-ins (Podcast) (@Mass for Shut-ins (Podcast))1548958183.0
@ScottWalker Says the dropout to the professor.— Tracy Honn (@Tracy Honn)1548959711.0
@ScottWalker Is that like giving Wisconsin residents money to a company that has a history on conning states for mo… https://t.co/0asiiOM4gA— Ryan Cordell (@Ryan Cordell)1548960974.0
@ScottWalker Have you been talking to fifth graders again?— Dave Noon (@Dave Noon)1548960850.0
@ScottWalker Said the drop out architect of the Foxconn deal.— Bury Me With My Golden Arm (@Bury Me With My Golden Arm)1548957878.0