Scott Walker has chased away and destroyed opportunities for thousands of jobs since he’s been in office, so why not take claim for jobs that Governor Doyle announced last December and think no one would bother to Google the story?
Thanks, Scott. Being someone that was known to have cheated in college before you dropped out, it comes as no surprise.
Walker recently took credit in a widely reported press conference for creating 125 jobs at a state manufacturing plant, even though then-Gov. Jim Doyle announced the same new jobs back in December.
“It’s great to see Gov. Walker supporting one of the economic development projects of the Doyle administration,” said former Commerce Secretary Aaron Olver, a Doyle appointee who is now working for the city of Madison.
Last week, Walker traveled to Curt Manufacturing near Eau Claire to award a $625,000 transportation grant to the second largest manufacturer of trailer hitches and towing products in the United States.
“This project directly creates 125 new jobs and indirectly creates 129 jobs, resulting in $12.6?million in annual wages right here in Wisconsin,” Walker said in a news release. “By providing these funds, we are bringing quality jobs to Wisconsin while improving road access to Curt Manufacturing’s expanded facility.”
Consider it one more hurdle cleared by the first-term Republican governor in his quest to fulfill his campaign promise of creating 250,000 jobs in four years.
But wait a second.
Didn’t Doyle announce the creation of 125 new jobs at the same business late last year?
Indeed he did.
Dept. of Commerce: Gov. Doyle announces funding for Curt Manufacturing expansion project in the city of Altoona
MADISON—Governor Jim Doyle today announced that Curt Manufacturing has received $400,000 in tax credits from the Economic Development Tax Credit Program and an $11 million Recovery Zone Facility Bond allocation from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) for an expansion project in the City of Altoona, Eau Claire County. The City of Altoona has received a $256,545 grant from the Community Development Block Grant-Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) Program from Commerce to extend and update infrastructure of a city road that will serve the company.
“I am pleased that we could assist the City of Altoona and Curt Manufacturing in this expansion project,” Governor Doyle said. “It is great to see them work together to increase economic vitality and create jobs in Wisconsin.”
Let’s give the Walker administration some credit for not just stealing the Doyle press release and calling it their own. They did change a couple words.