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We’ll take the Ashley jobs trade-off any time

More on the gubernatorial out-sourcing brouhaha: The Republican attacks on Mary Burke over the offshoring of jobs aren't just about Mary Burke. There is no issue if Trek weren’t compelled to produce bicycles in China, Vietnam and other counties to stay competitive -- like every other manufacturer of bikes. The underlying issue, the major issue, is ...

Cross-fire over out-sourcing too shallow


Isn’t it strange when a pro-business Republican governor finds it advantageous to bash an entrepreneurial company with 1000 jobs in Wisconsin to put the hurt on his opponent? It is equally strange to hear his Democratic opponent, a former international business executive, push back by saying he gave subsidies to Wisconsin companies that also out-sourced ...

Enough with campaign bickering on job creation


It is a mixed blessing that Wisconsin’s politicians and journalists are making job creation the number one issue in the race for the governorship. Gov. Scott Walker and former Commerce Secretary Mary Burke, his Democratic challenger, have been trading criticisms of the other’s track records on new jobs. It comes off as bickering. They mostly frame ...

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