Friday, February 28, 2014

The Walker Agenda Is Still Working! Part CCXII

Remember when Scott Walker said that by making Wisconsin a more business-friendly state that there would be an explosion of jobs? Neither do I. All we have gotten so far is a series of implosions, the most recent one coming from Horicon:
Deere & Co. will move some production from its Horicon plant to a plant in Tennessee, resulting in the loss of a few dozen seasonal manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin.

The Moline, Ill.-based maker of lawn-and-garden equipment, utility vehicles and farm machinery said Thursday it will move production of its EZTrak zero-turn mowers from Horicon to a Deere plant in Greeneville, Tenn.

The move will not reduce the number of year-round employees in Horicon but will reduce the number of seasonal employees hired during peak manufacturing months, the company said.
While some Walker apologists might say that these are "only" seasonal jobs being lost, in Walker's job-killing economy, we can't even afford losing these jobs.

And just how business friendly is Wisconsin when employers are moving their jobs to places like Illinois? Didn't Walker and his supporters say that Illinois was going to go under due to their "high taxes?"


  1. Not easy for Horicon to complain about it either ! The last Census gave a total population of 3,655, these citizens, who must address their concerns with Three different State Senate Districts and Four Assembly Districts !

  2. That High Speed Rail is sure looking good about now.

  3. Eau Claire lost two middle class eating/entertainments. Mikes' Smokehouse and Fanny Hill Dinner Theater. We can't afford to support these places as we used to....

  4. Thanks to Illinois for their patronage! If it wasn't for those living wage working flatlanders crossing the boarder for fun, shopping, or living...we'd really be up a creek without a paddle.

    IF Walker messes with the sales taxes, we will loose those dollars to!

    1. Don't forget to thank the tax-avoiding nicotine fiends from Minnesota who contributed so much in unexpected excise tax revenue! I'm sure they don't care if the "hard working taxpayers" of Wisconsin get all the credit, and the tax rebates, just as long as we keep our cigarette taxes steady (and below Minnesota's!)