Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wisconsin: Not Open For Business


Who’d want to open a business in a state where the politics are so dysfunctional that for more than three weeks protesters by the thousands have come to the Capitol carrying signs and carrying on?

Who’d want to open a business – or expand a business – in a state where the political scene is so volatile that it’s generated the largest number of recalls (real and threatened) in history?

Who’d want to open a business in a state that’s on the national news every night…and not in a favorable light? (Note: Being on Comedy Central every night is NOT a good thing.)

Who’d want to open a business in a state where the head of the party in power (Mark Jefferson) sends out a fundraising letter begging funds to fight back against the “unruly mobs” that have “taken over” the Capitol and where legislators “must have a police escort to move around?”

Who’d want to open a business in a state where the minority party senators decamp to a bordering state…and stay there for weeks?

The state is in disarray, there’s plenty of stoopid to go around on both political sides, and Wisconsin is definitely NOT “Open For Business.”

And that “open for business” slogan was the mantra that got Scott Walker elected.

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