"Under the administration of Gov. Scott Walker, northern Wisconsin’s mining economy is moving forward and more people are getting good, high-paying jobs."
— Americans for Prosperity on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 in a direct mail flier
Gogebic Taconite, a unit of Florida-based Cline Resource and Development, pushed for changes in mining laws shortly after representatives of the company announced their plans in 2011 for an iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties. The mine would operate for at least 35 years and run for about four miles. Gogebic says the mine would generate 700 jobs, but all told would create more than 2,800 jobs in trucking, housing and other industriesOr this?
"On behalf of the unemployed skilled workers in our state who will benefit from the thousands of mining-related jobs over the next few years, I say thank you," Walker said in a statement.
Or this even?
At stake are more than the 700 jobs at the mine itself. The proposed mine could lead to thousands of jobs statewide, many involved in the manufacture of equipment for the proposed mine.Why does reality never match Republican talking points?
Meanwhile, the company has cut its workforce to a half-dozen employees who are trying to redesign plans in light of an unexpected proliferation of wetlands that were found on the site last year,For those of you mathematically challenged, half dozen = 6. 6 is less than 700. 6 is also less than thousands!
Is Chris Kline an idiot? He really paid $700,000 for this?
One last thing, shouldn't a legit news organization be obligated to mention that Bill Williams is wanted in Spain for crimes committed?