Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Walker Agenda Is Still Working! Part CCXLII

Scott Walker is traveling the country, telling people that he should be president because his agenda was so successful in Wisconsin.

There are now 300 people in Ripon who could testify that it's still not working - and neither are they:
ConAgra Foods plans to close its west cookie plant in Ripon.

The move will put about 300 full-time employees out of work, according to the company. Workers were told Monday today and layoffs are expected to be finished by December. Employees have the option of applying for other open positions within ConAgra.

The plant in question is the company’s west plant, which makes soft baked and chocolate dipped cookies.

The employee union told FOX 11 the popular Rippin’ Good Cookie Outlet Store will also close.
I have repeatedly pointed out that as Walker takes money out of the economy and gives it to wealthy campaign donors, this causes a ripple effect in which people cut back on things, including cookies:
Through a statement, the company told FOX 11 it made the decision based on the need to operate its overall plant network as effectively and efficiently as possible. The statement went on to say declining demand and overall operating costs do not allow the company to meet the needs of the business and customers.
Ironically, Ripon is the birth place of the GOP. One could say that the chickens have come home to roost.


  1. And here I thought (right-to) work-for-less would add all these union jobs by making companies want to hire. You mean that it really doesn't work out that way?

    And yes, Ripon's State Senator Luther Olsen voted for work-for-less.

  2. This is another example of a company cashing their WEDC check and high-tailing it out of WI.
    In 2013 they got a $400k WEDC tax credit for creating 128 jobs and "retaining" 182. After these layoffs the remaining wafer plant will be down to 80 employees. Wonder if any effort will be made to claw it back?
    Go here and search "Ripon" -- http://annualreport.inwisconsin.com/

  3. "One could say that the c/h/i/c/k/e/n/s/ [cookies] have come home to roost."