Media have been filled with stories about lost loans, poor communications, absent oversight and institutional incompetence at Scott Walker's signature Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (Scott Walker, Founder and Chair).
But while Walker has ducked responsibility and pointed his finger everywhere else - - the national economy, President Obama, the recall election, the Affordable Health Care Act, sunspots (OK, that was Ron Johnson on climate change :) - - give Lisa Johnson (no relation to Ron), a senior, finger-pointing-free WEDC official credit for directly confronting our state's ranking of 47th for business by Forbes:
“The study came out and we’re 47th,” Johnson says. “We suck. We’re bad."Would that Walker could be so honest - - but wouldn't you know that he's gone the other way, inflating and igniting (per PolitiFact) his job creating record, and, more recently, exaggerating the number of jobs a mining bill would create.
Now -- that's bad! And sucks.
But does not surprise.