Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Walker Budget Is Already Working! Part XLIII

As Scott Walker continues to undermine any economic recovery, the companies that have been struggling are starting to succumb, even the big ones(emphasis mine):
Wausau Paper early next year will close the historic Brokaw mill, where the company began more than 100 years ago, a move that will put hundreds of employees out of work.

The Mosinee-based papermaking company announced Wednesday that it will sell its premium print and color paper division -- located in Brokaw -- to Neenah Paper, which is buying paper brands but not the mill.

The decision, foreshadowed when Wausau Paper announced plans this fall to leave the printing- and writing-paper market, will eliminate jobs for 450 people by March 31, when the mill closes permanently, the company said.

Although the closure didn't come as a complete surprise to some residents, workers and industry officials, it likely will rattle the local economy, affecting not just the families who have relied upon the mill for years but also those communities where the workers shop and live.
This is the second time these other businesses will be taking a hit in just a few months. The first came when Walker took money away from the working men and women in order to benefit his campaign donors and cronies. Without that money, worth several thousands of dollars for each worker, it will be harder and harder for the businesses to stay in business when no one can afford to patronize them.

But again, the is something we've known all along.

And that is why we are recalling him and Becky Kleefisch from office.  It's for the good of the state.


  1. And yet 3M got a $700,000 grant from WEDC and more tax cuts to max out that CEO's bank? (for 25 jobs, which will be temporary-to-hire, dumbed-down operational tasks that warrant no more than $9.00/hr.?)

    I wonder what company has been making more political donations? (check out what 3M is doing in Minnesota)

  2. That's how big business works: buy the name.

    Isn't that how Maytag went?

    Or consider that many Miller-Coors (part of SABmiller) is helping the millionaires of the beer and alcohol distribution of the state consolidate operations.

    Many small distributors have sold out to bigger companies. The jobs are still there, but one has to move to where the operation is being moved to.

    I wonder who owns Neenah Paper?

    Oh well, this is big business these days, none of these big companies give a rat about the communities they operate in. They only look at their own bottom line.

    Oh, wait, they do give some money to put a logo on a T-shirt every once in a while, like those presents for poor kids events most areas have.

    Only in my opinion, if the big companies actually didn't take their profits right out of the state and into the pockets of their owners, the workers might actually have more than enough money to buy the kids presents in the first place.