Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:43 PM
Ellipsis (6,992 posts)
Governor Scott Walker Caught In Political Plagiarism
Way to go Governor!
And by ‘Governor’, I am, of course, referring to Governor Jim Doyle, Walker’s Democratic predecessor who is the one actually responsible for arranging the funding that created the 125 jobs.
In a December, 2010 press release (prior to Walker taking office) the Wisconsin Department of Commerce in the Doyle Administration announced that they were awarding Curt Manufacturing the $400,000 in tax credits and $11 million in tax-free bonds that would create the 125 new jobs. It gets better. Where do you imagine this funding came from? A transportation grant created in the dreaded Obama stimulus program-the very legislation Governor Walker never misses an opportunity to trash.
So confusing was the dog and pony show Walker created to take credit for someone else’s work, the media actually found themselves confused. Was Walker announcing 125 jobs in addition to the 125 the media knew the Doyle Administration had already created?
“That’s unfortunately not accurate,” said Jim McKissick, the spokesman for Curt Manufacturing. When the Governor’s office handled the matter in its typically disingenuous way (pretending there was nothing to see here), Commerce Secretary Paul Jardin stepped into the breach and made the effort to explain it away by blaming the confusion on Curt Manufacturing.
Yeah I know... what else is new?
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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:05 PM
pacalo (24,713 posts)
4. How cheesy of him (no pun intended -- honest!)...
This is pathetic:
Today’s chapter involves the Curt Manufacturing Company, a large manufacturer of trailer hitches located near Eau Claire, Wisconsin where the Governor traveled last week – with news cameras and writers in tow – to make a big fuss about providing the funding that will create 125 new jobs at the company.
I've been seeing a good number of Forbes articles posted on DU lately. After losing the Wall Street Journal to MurdochFantasyLand, it's great to know there's at least one periodical with integrity that the one-percenters are likely to read.