January 3, 2011
Where was Tommy?
If you listen to the Fitzgerald twins, Scott Walker or his crew, Wisconsin is a terrible place to do business; a tax hell; a regulator's dream. Did all of that happen under the Doyle administration or is a it fair to conclude Tommy was, well, not much of a pro-business governor over 14 years? (Of course, to believe that he was not in the hip pocket of WMC is to deal in fantasy.)
So, now Walker is riding the same horse. Shame on you, Wisconsin! You don't care about jobs. It is your fault because you are lazy, demanding and spoiled. No dinner tonight.
Walker claims Wisconsin is "anti-business," so we need a new brand: "Wisconsin is Open for Business." How clever, how silly. Nearly all brands are designed to cover a flaw. The flaw in Walkler's case is obvious. We are in a hole, and by sending 810 million dollars back to Washington out of spite the hole is a lot deeper than it was under Tommy or Doyle. "Wisconsin is Open for Business, but watch your step--the pothole is very deep!"
And Walker should complete the brand: "Wisconsin is open for business and closed to people with problems."
Walker has threatened to kill public employee unions, restrict BadgerCare, lower taxes, create jobs...
Remember the cartoon Underdog? "There's no need to fear: Under dog is here." January 3 is here; they don't have Jim Doyle as a target; and the job creation show is about to begin. There's no need to fear...
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I hope a political cartoonist out there picks up on the Under Dog idea and runs with it. A new daily feature for Fighting Bob perhaps?
Apparently, unlike Scotty Walker's Wisconsin, our new U.S. senator Ron Johnson isn't open for business as of January 3, 2011. I just tried to contact his office and there is no contact info ANYWHERE. I actually called Senator Kohl's DC office (apologetically) to ask if they had that information and was told by Kohl's aid that she had tried to get in touch with Johnson's office earlier today and was unable to find out how to contact him by phone or email or web site either.
I know Congress officially doesn't begin until Wednesday, but really Ron, not good. Not surprising, but not good. I thought his new lobbyist chief of staff was so good at organization? Johnson doesn't have a phone number 2 days before the new congress convenes?
-Marie Fernleaf | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | January 3, 2011
Where is Mike Konopaki when we need him?
-Joe Gruber | Campbellsport,WI | January 3, 2011