Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Next up for WMC: Dewey did defeat Truman, Earth IS flat

Wisconsin's business climate outshines Minnesota

And as I said, Team Walker is on message, and everyone is playing his or her assigned role. Get used to it. November, 2016 is a long way off.

1 comment:

lufthase said...

I know it's WMC and they pull a lot of weight, but is there any fact-checking standard applied to opinion pieces at MJS, or could WMC literally make up whatever they want?

"Walker's first term was marred by protests and a series of recall elections that delayed a lot of business decisions because of the uncertainty they created."

Has anyone ever quantified (or even demonstrated any) business decisions/hiring that was delayed by protests or recalls?

"the close proximity of the seat of state government in St. Paul to Minnesota's flagship university in Minneapolis is an economic driver Wisconsin can't match."

How does WI not match this? Did either the flagship UW campus or the state capitol leave Madison while I was asleep last night?

"The Twin Cities also weren't part of the Great Migration of people moving north to work in factories. Milwaukee was, as were Beloit and Racine, and working class neighborhoods in those communities were disproportionately impacted by the loss of manufacturing jobs to Asia in the 1970s and '80s, leaving a legacy of poverty and crime absent in Minnesota."

Holy dog-whistle, batman! The Great Migration refers specifically to African Americans, and they can't even make it to the end of the sentence without throwing out "a legacy of crime." One wonders if Bauer has ever even been to the Twin Cities… And that outsourcing to Asia he mentions obviously had nothing to do with decisions made by WMC's heroic job-creating membership or policies pushed by their national mothership the US Chamber of Commerce.

"the Twin Cities' only real competition is Denver. Milwaukee, on the other hand, is geographically caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock is Chicago and the hard place is Minneapolis-St. Paul, both of which are major draws for coveted young professionals."

So, Milwaukee has to compete with the Twin Cities… but the Twin Cities don't have to compete with Milwaukee (or Chicago for that matter)? How does that even make sense?