Rich Schultz wrote:"In reality, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a left-wing attack dog masquerading as a "non-partisan watchdog.""http://crewexposed.com
The governor’s defenders will counter that any criticism of Walker is just partisanship on the part of CREW. The problem with that argument is that the CREW list includes Democratic governors such as New York’s Andrew Cuomo and Kentucky’s Steve Beshear.
Even the chart on the link you provided shows they go after people on both the right and the left.
That aside, I'm still curious to know if you (or anybody) beleive that CREW is just making stuff up when they say all this...
“In 2011, Gov. Walker and the state Legislature created the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC), a public-private business development group that replaced the state’s Commerce Department. Creating the WEDC was one of Gov. Walker’s top priorities, and he chairs its board and appointed its director,” notes the CREW review.
“The agency has been troubled. In 2012, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported it had failed to adequately track millions of dollars in overdue loans, prompting the resignation of senior managers. In May 2013, the Wisconsin Audit Bureau released a report detailing illegal activity and a lack of oversight within the agency. The audit report determined the WEDC did not have sufficient policies in place to deal with $520 million in grant, loan, and tax-credit programs, and found it did not obey the law or its own existing policies when handling delinquent loans. The WEDC did not have invoices or other required documents for a number of grants the audit board reviewed.
"The agency also retroactively gave out $906,000 in tax credits for job creation and employee training.” “Almost all recipients of WEDC’s grant and loan contracts of at least $100,000 failed to submit financial statements required by law. The WEDC also did not verify performance of grant recipients — something required by the state — and in some cases gave tax breaks to ineligible companies. In addition, WEDC employees inexplicably spent agency money on alcohol, iTunes gift cards, and season tickets to University of Wisconsin football games.”
...or are ya saying that it did happen, but you don't beleive there is anything wrong/improper/unethical about of that?
Please clarify, thanks.
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penquin wrote:I'm still curious to know if Rich (or anybody) truly beleives there is nothing-at-all unethical/questionable about Gov Walker's behavior and actions.
That is an excellent question that deserves an honest answer. It is 'funny' that this needs to be pointed out. To be fair, most of us are wading through sludge right now. But, What is your answer neo-whatevers?!