Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Walker wants to focus on the horrors of Out Sourcing Overseas? Look in the mirror.

There's something fishing about Scott Walker's Hail Mary attack over offshoring jobs. He must know he's got a record a mile long supporting out sourcing and backing businesses that do. And yet, he seems confident none of that will stick to him.

It's also a case of "Swift boating" Mary Burke for her greatest strength, actual business experience at a very successful global company known for it's philanthropy and community involvement. It's a world most career politicians are completely unfamiliar with, like you know who, Scott Walker.

Just as surprisingly, the media is actually pointing out Walker's hypocrisy. Like WKOW's Greg Neumann:
WKOW: Gov. Scott Walker's most recent campaign finance report shows he received money, a total of $68,500 to Gov. Walker over the last six months, from at least 11 corporations that have outsourced jobs to other countries.
Here's a list of outsourcing companies Walker should be attacking next...yea, right:
WellPoint, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies, gave $15,000 to Gov. Walker's campaign.  Three other corporations gave $10,000 each, including Caterpillar, 3M - a multifaceted manufacturing company based in Minnesota, and Deloitte - a national tax consulting firm. Other corporations that donated to Gov. Walker through their PACs were Coca-Cola ($2,500), Pfizer ($5,000), PepsiCo ($2,000), J.P. Morgan Chase ($1,000), Hewlett-Packard ($3,000), General Motors ($6,000) and CenturyLink ($4,000).

U.S. Department of Labor records show those companies have had successful claims filed against them for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) … awarded to workers who can prove they are unemployed because their jobs were outsourced overseas.
No Company Outsourcers from PAC's supporting Mary Burke: Really, not one?
The campaign finance report for Democratic Challenger Mary Burke shows she raked in over $351,000 in PAC donations, but none from corporations that outsourced jobs.  The majority of PAC donations to Burke came from national and state unions.

The Burke campaign has criticized Walker, because his Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded tax credits to at least two companies that have shipped Wisconsin jobs overseas.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree that other strategies are at play here b/c it's not like the GOP / AM radio crowd cares about workers or want a higher minimum wage, unionized labor or anything other than higher corporate profits at the expense of every one else. They proudly celebrate a breached contract with a train car manufacturer that cost jobs in Milwaukee. Plus the GOP just nominated a guy in GA for US Senate that did massive outsourcing. These ads must be designed to get a small % of Burke's progressive voters to stay home, maybe see her as a female Mitt Romney. Most in the WOW counties have already become N Korean style zealots when it comes to defending "Dear leader/savior" Walker. I've talked to a few moderates (ppl who vote for a candidate not a party) and this isn't an issue the care about - any one buying electronics already knows most things aren't made here anymore.

I hope libs start figuring out the other side isn't interested in actually governing and that they're not playing but any common set of rules. Gotta find a way to convince people that any dislike for Dems needs to be put aside because re-electing this fuedalism loving know nothing isn't the best path for WI. Also need to find a way to counteract the effectiveness of the AM hate radio network that acts as free advertising.

Anonymous said...

I agree that other strategies are at play here b/c it's not like the GOP / AM radio crowd cares about workers or want a higher minimum wage, unionized labor or anything other than higher corporate profits at the expense of every one else. They proudly celebrate a breached contract with a train car manufacturer that cost jobs in Milwaukee. Plus the GOP just nominated a guy in GA for US Senate that did massive outsourcing. These ads must be designed to get a small % of Burke's progressive voters to stay home, maybe see her as a female Mitt Romney. Most in the WOW counties have already become N Korean style zealots when it comes to defending "Dear leader/savior" Walker. I've talked to a few moderates (ppl who vote for a candidate not a party) and this isn't an issue the care about - any one buying electronics already knows most things aren't made here anymore.

I hope libs start figuring out the other side isn't interested in actually governing and that they're not playing but any common set of rules. Gotta find a way to convince people that any dislike for Dems needs to be put aside because re-electing this fuedalism loving know nothing isn't the best path for WI. Also need to find a way to counteract the effectiveness of the AM hate radio network that acts as free advertising.

Anonymous said...

I agree that other strategies are at play here b/c it's not like the GOP / AM radio crowd cares about workers or want a higher minimum wage, unionized labor or anything other than higher corporate profits at the expense of every one else. They proudly celebrate a breached contract with a train car manufacturer that cost jobs in Milwaukee. Plus the GOP just nominated a guy in GA for US Senate that did massive outsourcing. These ads must be designed to get a small % of Burke's progressive voters to stay home, maybe see her as a female Mitt Romney. Most in the WOW counties have already become N Korean style zealots when it comes to defending "Dear leader/savior" Walker. I've talked to a few moderates (ppl who vote for a candidate not a party) and this isn't an issue the care about - any one buying electronics already knows most things aren't made here anymore.

I hope libs start figuring out the other side isn't interested in actually governing and that they're not playing but any common set of rules. Gotta find a way to convince people that any dislike for Dems needs to be put aside because re-electing this fuedalism loving know nothing isn't the best path for WI. Also need to find a way to counteract the effectiveness of the AM hate radio network that acts as free advertising.