This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

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.


You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Extended (Optional)

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

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

Your Email has been sent.