Scott Walker Miquotes Bible
Last month, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Walker tried to justify his refusal to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin by saying:
“It’s probably not fair to ask the son of a preacher to use biblical metaphors,” Walker said. “My reading of the Bible finds plenty of reminders that it’s better to teach someone to fish than to give them fish if they’re able. . . . Caring for the poor isn’t the same as taking money from the federal government to lock more people into Medicaid.”
Blogger Chris Walker (no relation to the governor) caught the gaffe and pointed out that Walker was actually citing a Chinese proverb and not a Bible verse.
Walker (the blogger, not the despot) goes on to point out that Bible actually contradicts what Walker (the despot, not the blogger) is trying to argue.
That’s gotta be rather embarrassing to the preacher’s son.
But the embarrassment doesn’t end there. The Milwaukee Journal asked Walker’s office about it and received a bizarre response.
“The governor specifically says it’s in his reading of the Bible,” said Laurel Patrick, press secretary for Walker. “He’s not quoting scripture.”
But whoever Walker is quoting, he still got it wrong. The actual proverb reads:
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.[su_csky_ad]