PolitiFact, shooting fish in a barrel, finds false Scott Walker's assertion that Gov. Jim Doyle had approved a wasteful job-creating program that enriched financial investment firms with state funding instead.
Turns out that the program began during the Tommy Thompson administration, and that Scott Walker, as a legislator, voted for it.
A 10-year state program that created 202 jobs at a cost of $247,000 per job was approved by former Gov. Jim Doyle.
WTMJ radio talk show host Charlie Sykes picked up on the topic and in a three minute segment linked Doyle to the CAPCO program five times. He called it "a Jim Doyle idea," and said the program was "one of Jim Doyle’s signature venture capital bills."
In an email, Sykes acknowledged that the program was created under Thompson. And he pointed out that Walker had tweeted on the subject the day before.
This episode of false-talk puts Walker's truthiness rating further into the "false" categories - - 28 of 42, PolitiFact has found.