What did Walker have to do with GM closing?
There's been a photo floating around on Facebook. It's a photo of a billboard outside the GM plant on Jackson Street with a photo of Scott Walker and it states - Governor Scott Walker, Creating jobs for Wisconsin. Needless to say, the 'left' is having a field day with the billboard. Some have blamed him for the plant closing. With many of my friends leaning to the left I simply asked the question, "What did Walker have to do with GM closing?" I haven't received a response on that question.
I believe Jim Doyle was in the governor seat when GM announced the shut down and Janesville's very own, and former UAW 95 President Mike Sheridan was our Assembly rep. This moderate didn't blame those two for the shut down. Why is the left digging their nails into this one?
Oh, the verbiage and location of the billboard is ironic. I get that. The old gal on Industrial Drive doesn't exactly scream job creation, yet I'm not putting the blame of GM on Walker. No, I'm not 100% sold on his job creation plan but this blame isn't justified.
My question is - what was the sales person who sold this spot thinking? Hmmm...yes Walker camp, we have a perfect location for you to get your message out. As an advertising company, I think they failed their client. That's my opinion.
Have you seen the billboard? Do you blame Walker? Do you think the advertising company did their client justice? Maybe it was an organization from the left who put it up??? If that's the case, it just sickens my stomach.
Steve Knox was born, raised and landed back in Janesville. He encourages you to participate as he writes on Janesville and beyond as this Generation X guy supports his Janesville mission, global vision. Steve is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.