Contact: TJ Helmstetter, [email protected]
WALKER HAS BEEN TOO BUSY COZYING UP TO TRUMP TO STAND UP FOR WISCONSIN JOBS
In response to the news that iconic Wisconsin company Harley-Davidson will be shifting some of its production overseas as a result of Donald Trump’s economic policies, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin issued the following statement:
“It’s not enough for Governor Walker to issue a polite press release when Wisconsin jobs are at stake. It is true that Walker is afraid to stand up to Donald Trump, but he also owns this mess as much as Trump does. As governor, Walker has a responsibility to act with all the force of his office to protect Wisconsin jobs. While Scott Walker shares the stage with Trump later this week, voters will remember that he failed to protect Harley-Davidson and Wisconsin’s jobs.
“Governor Walker’s economic agenda has been a disaster for Wisconsin, which is why Wisconsin’s job growth continues to lag the nation’s. If Walker had been able to keep up with the rest of the nation’s governors, Wisconsin would have an additional 131,000 jobs. That’s ten times the 13,000 jobs that Walker says his $4.5 billion Foxconn boondoggle will deliver under its best case scenario.” — TJ Helmstetter, DPW spokesperson for 2018 gubernatorial race