If you are driving a 2000 Kia Rio with an "I Stand with Walker" bumper sticker, this MJS article is for you. | WisCommunity

If you are driving a 2000 Kia Rio with an "I Stand with Walker" bumper sticker, this MJS article is for you.

I have been amazed by the number of ten year old Kia’s, Hyundai’s, and Plymouth Voyagers in parking lots and on the road in Milwaukee’s suburbs with “I Stand with Walker” bumper stickers.  It may be time for these Walkerites to contact WEDC and get an upgrade for their loyalty. 

The first two paragraphs of this article from today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel sums up the depth of the corruption of Walker’s administration.  Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse.

 

WEDC backed firm after learning state money was for luxury car debts

By  and  of the Journal Sentinel

 

Madison — Officials at Wisconsin's top jobs agency sought federal tax incentives for a failing Milwaukee business for a year after being told that the owner was seeking the money to pay off business debts such as the leases on luxury cars.

Officials at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. worked to get that federal help for Building Committee Inc. even though a $500,000 loan it had given to the company had gone sour within months and the owner of the firm had provided false information to the state.

Top officials in Gov. Scott Walker's administration pushed to get Building Committee the initial loan and worked to get more for the company. But the jobs agency had to pass on giving the company more funding from state taxpayers after finding numerous problems with the firm and being told that owner Bill Minahan was promising some of this second proposed loan to pay a leasing debt on cars such as a 2010 Maserati and a 2011 Nissan 370Z luxury sports car.

 

Earlier this year, PRWatch noted that Bill Minahan was seen driving a Maserati Quattrope at the same time that he was asking for more money from the State.  Now we know that he needed the money for the lease on the luxury car. My hunch is that he didn’t have to take a drug test to qualify for the “loan”.  In the meantime the Kias and Hyundais and Plymouth Voyagers continue to rust as their Walkerite owners are comfortable knowing that some inner city kid isn’t eating shell fish.

 

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June 25, 2015 - 7:07pm

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