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From the The Tomah Journal:
Corruption is a matter of degree.
From 1992-2002, Milwaukee County Executive Thomas Ament orchestrated a pension grab for himself and other county officials. Had he won re-election in 2004, Ament would have received a lump-sum payment of $2.3 million on top of his annual $136,000 pension. Outraged taxpayers organized a recall election, which led to Ament’s resignation and the election of his successor, Scott Walker. Walker, who served two terms before his election as Wisconsin governor, now deals with his own checkered record as county executive.