Desperate to keep his job in Wisconsin – recalled Governor Scott Walker is now finally investing in job creation. With Wisconsin having the worst record of job creation in the entire country – and Walker losing in the polls to his recall opponent – Democrat Tom Barrett – Walker announced a $100 million investment in economic development in Milwaukee’s poorest areas.
That money will be used to reoccupy foreclosed homes and gives loans to small businesses. It’s an initiative pushed by President Obama and championed by Democrats in the state – but opposed by Walker back when his job was safe – and he argued the state didn’t have enough money for job creation investments.
Barrett responded to the timing of Walker’s investment – saying, “I question the sincerity of that when it comes 36 days before the recall election…it raises the question of whether this is about creating jobs in Milwaukee or this is about saving Scott Walker’s job.” Since 25 million in campaign contributions from oil barons and banksters isn’t enough so far to keep Walker’s job safe – maybe $100 million in taxpayer money will be.