Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Walker Budget Is Already Working! Part XXVIII

I've said it time and time again.

By Scott Walker taking money out of the economy through slashing shared revenue and attacking the working men and women of the state, there would be an increase in unemployment due to people just not having the money to keep the economy thriving.

Sadly, in just one of an increasing number of examples, an iconic eatery and hotel in Stevens Point, a city that was booming until ten months ago, is going out of business, causing 104 more jobs to permanently leave the state:
Business at the Ramada Stevens Point seemed to be going on as usual Tuesday afternoon. People checked in and out of the hotel. The shuttle van sat outside the front door, waiting to transport guests.

At the attached Tilted Kilt restaurant, people enjoyed drinks and meals. ESPN played on several television sets. And a list of special events through the end of the year was posted on the front door.

But those businesses, at 1501 Northpoint Drive, will close at 6 p.m. Sunday, putting 104 employees out of work.

General manager Tim Mueller confirmed that he and other employees had been informed Monday that the hotel, convention center and restaurant will be closed.

"We were told it was a corporate decision, and that we would be shutting down by the end of the week," Mueller said.

Employees leaving the building Tuesday declined to comment about the closure.

Milwaukee-based Country Springs & Heath Investments has owned the property since 2004.

According to a statement from the company provided by Mueller, "The decision to close the property was not made easily and follows many months of operational adjustments and ongoing funding to maintain operations in hopes of some market recovery. Given the state of the economy, it is not economically viable to continue with hotel operations."
And it's only going to keep getting worse until we get the people in place that will turn this state around and bring back our jobs and our rights.

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