In an arrogant display directed at protestors who were banging on walls in opposition to Walker’s GOP plan to gut rental housing regulations, Walker quipped “That’s opportunity knocking” to the attendees of an annual housing conference at UW-Madison. The audience erupted into cheers.
They should all be ashamed of themselves, but I suspect they lack the necessary capacity for empathy. It’s all about profits. Nothing more.
From the Wisconsin State Journal
“That’s opportunity knocking for all of us now.”
Gov. Scott Walker got his biggest applause line for that off-hand remark, made midway through his keynote address Thursday at an annual housing conference at UW-Madison.
It came right after four hard, booming knocks — clearly audible over Walker’s words in the packed Fluno Center auditorium — as protesters opposed to the governor’s budget-cutting policies pounded their disdain on the outside walls of the building.
Walker’s quick improvisation broke the rising tension, as hearty laughter and clapping from the rows of housing industry professionals briefly drowned out the competing clamor.
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Citizens should be outraged that Governor Walker thinks stripping hard-fought consumer protections is funny.