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Johnson: Who me?!? I Didn't Start Company!

In a hilarious turn of events, Ron "from the ground-up" Johnson is now defending himself against charges that he was once the kind of welfare queen he claims to hate, with the ultimate alibi: he wasn't even in the state when the company (he claims he started) got the welfare!

He tells WKOW's Bob Schaper:

"This grant was secured in March of 1979 by Wisconsin Industrial Shipping Supplies in exchange for a substantial business investment for the City of Oshkosh.  Ron Johnson moved to Wisconsin in June of 1979 and started Pacur, which has become a true Wisconsin success story." 

Ah, the wicked web we weave.

The problem with this alibi is that it is yet another contradiction of Johnson's riduculous claims that he started PACUR from the "ground-up."  

Apparently to Johnson, "ground-up" means arriving in Wisconsin married to the Shrink-Wrap Princess and being dropped into a multi-million dollar facility that is already built, has a multi-million dollar transportation infrastrure in place, has millions of dollars of machinery in place, and has a client (your father-in-law) in place to buy every piece plastic you produce.  Yes, that is exactly what I think of when I hear someone say "from the ground-up."    

However, what "ground-up" apparently does not mean is dealing with pesky issues such as how to deliver your only product to your only customer.



August 30, 2010 - 10:41am