I will admit that this has been a sticking point for me when it comes to Burke. Not the biggest one, but something that I do take into consideration.
That said, just like Walker did with his attack on land deals, he is coming at her with a great disadvantage that makes this attack laughable.
Walker launched this ad just days after it came out that his epic failure, WEDC (Walker's Economy Destroying Cronies), had given millions of dollars to at least two companies that used it to outsource jobs overseas. To make matters worse, WEDC gave one of the companies more even more money after the fact!
It's fair to criticize Burke for outsourcing jobs, but at least it was her company and her money. But what Burke might have done pales in comparison to Walker using taxpayer dollars to do the very same thing.
There are two other things that make Walker's attack on Burke as impotent as his hair growth products.
One is that Walker had Trek featured on the WEDC website as one of Wisconsin's success stories. Walker has become so hypocritical, even he doesn't know what he supports anymore.
The other thing is that his administration has come out singing the praises of outsourcing:
But a few short hours later, Gov. Walker's top economic official defended the practice of outsourcing.Needless to say, Walker has yet to find a strong point that he can successfully attack Burke. And the more he flails about like this, the more desperate he starts to look. That's not a good thing for an incumbent with just over three months to the election.
"We are in a global marketplace and some companies, to be successful financially, need to outsource," said Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO Reed Hall.
Hall was responding to questions about a 27 News story from last week, which showed at least two companies that received tax credits from WEDC later outsourced Wisconsin jobs to foreign countries.
A 27 News investigation uncovered that both the Eaton Corporation and Plexus Corporation received financial awards from WEDC, only to later lay off workers whose jobs were taken by employees at the companies' foreign facilities.
"I'm sorry that they temporarily had to outsource some jobs, but I think ultimately over the long-term its gonna be a great win for Wisconsin with both these companies," said Hall.
On a side note, I have a personal peeve with Walker's commercial. If you watch his ad to the very end, Walker uses a version of my tag line of "There's more. There's always more."
I knew I should have had that patented, dammit! That dirty, thieving weasel!