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If you like Bannon, you’ll love Wagner

It’s unlikely you’re a fan of either, however, if you’re viewing this site.

Scott Wagner, far right-wing Republican candidate for PA Governor in 2018, is an admirer of extremist Trump associate Steve Bannon. Photo cropped from “Scott Wagner Seated Next to Steve Bannon at “Put Americans First Rally,” Raging Chicken Press, 9/24/17.

PA Lawmaker Flips Out When He Realizes He’s Being Filmed

[N.b. The gubernatorial election will be in 2018. Sen. Wagner is generally considered an extremist even within today’s R party.]

By Alana Horowitz Satlin, Huffington Post, 5/3/17

A Pennsylvania lawmaker got into a heated confrontation with an activist who was filming him during a speech on Tuesday.

State Sen. Scott Wagner (R), who is running for governor, had been addressing constituents at a country club in York, Pennsylvania, when he realized he was being filmed.

“Who are you with?” he asked the videographer, who said he was from the liberal super PAC American Bridge 21st Century….

Keep reading and see video at Huffington Post

PA Dems v. would-be R governor candidate Wagner

Scott Wagner represents the very worst of Harrisburg — blocking progress to serve the special interests and score cheap political points. Watch the video by clicking here: PADems (not on image below). Help Governor Tom wolf be reelected!

See also:

“HARRISBURG INSIDER SCOTT WAGNER BELIEVES NO ONE IS PAID MINIMUM WAGE – 54,000 Pennsylvanians Make Minimum Wage” here

“If Scott Wagner Wins, Pennsylvania Families Lose – Scott Wagner Launches Campaign to Take Pennsylvania Backwards” here

Response to Scott Wagner’s state budget editorial

by CCDC Chairman Brian McGinnis, 2/24/16 [see also “Chair Groen Calls on Republicans to Denounce Offensive Wagner Remarks,” PA Dems, January 16, 2016]

Central PA ideologue Scott Wagner (PA Senate R-28), whose column on the state budget appeared in the Daily Local News on Sunday, 2/21/16, offered an interesting study on how the national Tea Party playbook can be applied at the state level.

Donald Trump and his cohorts running for President would have us believe that all our nation’s ills can be blamed on immigrants. Here in Pennsylvania, Scott Wagner and his right-wing pals would have taxpayers unite against a different enemy: teachers. His column was loaded with venom for the men and women who do one of the hardest and most important jobs in our society. It was politics by division at its ugliest.

To specifically address just one of his claims, that teachers are overpaid and are thus the driver of our state’s budget woes, let me make a few points. Yes, teachers and other state workers have good health care and a pension, which qualifies as great benefits in today’s economy where business owners like Scott Wagner have successfully taken these benefits away from so many private sector workers. However teachers earn lower salaries than similarly educated professionals in the private sector. Continue reading