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.
Didn't you give Foxconn $4 billion to not open a factory in Wisconsin?
— The Give Smart Guy (@BobbyBigWheel) January 31, 2019
Your whole dumb career has been making this particular lame argument and somehow you still managed to mess it up. This is all you do and you still somehow suck at it. You inspire me.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) January 31, 2019
Hey hows #FoxCon going? And any snake oil i could purchase?
— Gideon🌹 (@meremaids) January 31, 2019
It’s more like if a company comes to your state and promises 10,000 new jobs in exchange for $5 billion of taxpayer money. But then the company is like, “Just kidding! Here’s 10 jobs and we will keep all your money,” and the CEO bones your wife, too, because you suck.
— Ashley Burns (@MayorBurnsy) January 31, 2019
— Robert M (@rob11563) January 31, 2019
Your analogies are even worse than your business negotiating skills, loser. #Foxconn
— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) January 31, 2019
Really? Coming from you? #FoxConned
— Jeff modzelewski (@Jeffmodzelewsk1) January 31, 2019
That's precious. Sort of like why steal A's from the taxpayers of Wisconsin to give 3B A's to Foxconn when they already have 100B A's in assets.
— Citizen Kaye (@CitizenKayeUSA) January 31, 2019
What do you know about getting A's in high school.
— Ed Burmila (@gin_and_tacos) January 31, 2019
Says the dropout to the professor.
— Tracy Honn (@TracyHonn) January 31, 2019
Is that like giving Wisconsin residents money to a company that has a history on conning states for money/land to build factories they never do?
— Ryan Cordell (@ryandcordell) January 31, 2019
Have you been talking to fifth graders again?
— David Noon (@davenoon1970) January 31, 2019
shouldn’t you be looking for a job?
— donovan copeland (@cxcope) January 31, 2019
Said the drop out architect of the Foxconn deal.
— unclever account name (@senorpez) January 31, 2019