Monday, April 2, 2012

The Walker Budget Is Already Working! Part XCVIII

Remember, Scott Walker had to do the horrific things he did to make Wisconsin a business-friendly state. But if that's the case, why do so many of them seem to be having problems staying open or not having to lay off employees?

Johnson Controls Inc., Wisconsin’s largest publicly traded company, has reduced the headcount at its corporate headquarters in Glendale.

The company will not disclose the number of affected employees, who were informed Friday and Monday, said Fraser Engerman, director of global media relations.

“This is due to business reasons and the continued financial challenges that Johnson Controls faces in 2012 and then into 2013,” Engerman said. “We’ve decided that it’s necessary to continue cost reduction efforts by reducing the corporate headcount.”
I don't recall Walker promising to drive the state off a cliff either, do you? Just one more reason to recall him.


  1. Johnson Controls is not releasing the number of laidoff employees because the number is HUGE and not something WisGOP wants to see reported in the MSM.

  2. Interesting how some companies were able to come out of the recession on their own, and not "just barely survive," but through good management ended up having their best year ever in sales shortly after.

    And this was before the WI GOP really took over.

    Didn't Johnson Controls already close something in Hudson, WI?