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Governor Scott Walker is out with a new ad that says that, through Walker's leadership, Wisconsin has "less dependence on government, and more dependence on individual hard work."

To make his point, the ad shows Walker talking to farmer Jeff Ehrhart who, in 2012, tried to get Walker to declare his drought-stricken field a natural disaster so that he could get some help from the government to deal with a difficult situation. 

This isn't the first time Mr. Ehrhart has looked to the goverment for some assistance:  According to the EWG's database on farm subsidies, he has received over one million dollars in help from the goverment in the form of subsidies for his large farming operation that spans three counties in Southeastern Wisconsin. 

All of this comes weeks after it was discovered that the person that was serving as Walker's poster child for high taxes had received nearly 600K in government subsidies.

Less dependence on goverment, indeed!

More at Uppity Wisconsin.

Originally posted to Jud Lounsbury on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 09:03 AM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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