Friday, November 23, 2012

The Walker Agenda Is Still Working! Part CLVI

Remember how Scott Walker said that the key to creating jobs was to remove all those hindering regulations? And how he said that business would regulate themselves?

Then we saw the state lose tens of thousand of jobs and have companies like Heer Environmental spray three times the legal amount of human waste near people's drinking wells and then try to cover it up.

Now we have another grand example of how well businesses regulate themselves:
As part of a settlement with the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office, BelGioioso Cheese Inc. has committed to build an estimated $1.5 million wastewater treatment plant at its Glenmore-Denmark facility and pay $45,000 in fines for violations of Wisconsin water pollution laws in Manitowoc and Oconto counties.

The settlement was announced Wednesday morning.

The state contended the cheesemaker spread industrial dairy waste too close to — and into — a drainage way; spread on saturated soils; that waste product ran into a wetland; winter spreading was done on sites not approved for the winter months; and the company failed to report noncompliance.
Boy, it makes it so you just can't wait until he and his Republican cronies ram through the mining bill, written by the mining companies for the mining companies. I'm sure that'll protect the environment too.


  1. This big deregulation kick is the Ayn Rand concept. The Koch brother's Mercator Center think tank is where these GOP/Tea Party is where they form these schemes, and then market them through things like ALEC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    This is the fruits of Paul Ryan's way of thinking: you describe in your post very well just how well their supposed brilliant thinking just doesn't work in reality.

  2. Deregulation DOES NOT WORK! Look what happened to all aspects of life after 8 yrs of Bush 2. Everything possible came crashing down!