Walker for Congress (Walters for Congress)

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“Despite the district being overwhelmingly conservative, Democratic candidate
Drew Walker appears to be the most qualified candidate and will
likely do an exceptional job at representing the district. Having
earned a Ph.D. in social anthropology, Walker has served as a
government building consultant in Kosovo and has been very active
with the Urban League. Though Walker is not a resident of the
district he seeks to represent, his illustrious background has
given him the experience needed to represent the diverse population
of the 7th district.”  – The Michigan Daily, August 1, 2004

 

“At a primary candidate panel in 2004, Walberg debated Democratic candidate Drew Walker over Social Security privatization, and called Social Security “socialism at its finest.”

From the Adrian Daily Telegram: Walker said the privatization of Social Security in the wake of corporate scandals and unstable stock prices could lead to individuals putting their retirement savings at risk in uninsured private accounts. “What an incredible scandal; I would certainly never take part in that,” Walker said. “Social Security is one of the foundations of our society for getting older.”

The question then turned to Walberg, who began by expressing his feelings about Walker’s statement.  “Wow, I just heard socialism at its finest,” said Walberg, a former state representative. “Oh come on, that’s offensive,” Walker replied. “That’s defined as socialism when the government is required to take care of all of us,” said Walberg, followed by audience laughter.”  Adrian Daily Telegram, June 4, 2004