Scott Walker Refutes Previous Positions,
Reuses Barrett Tour Stop
“Hypocrisy does not count as alternative energy.”
Madison, WI – Though he opposes tax incentives that could create new energy jobs, GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker today is today is hypocritically stopping to pose for pictures at the same Manitowoc firm visited last week by Tom Barrett on his jobs-creation tour.
Walker has cut jobs programs as Milwaukee County executive and has at every turn opposed new- and green-energy job creation, choosing instead to defend the status quo.
This is in stark contrast to the position of Tom Barrett, who last week praised Orion Energy Systems Inc. in Manitowoc as the kind of cutting-edge technology he has promoted as part of a larger jobs-creation policy for Wisconsin.
“While it is evident that Walker could profit from Tom’s example of how jobs actually are created, since Walker’s inept administration has done nothing but cut jobs programs and oppose targeted tax incentives for new energy, it is clear by today’s hypocrisy that the only job Scott Walker cares about is his own,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said. “Though it is fueling his campaign at this point, hypocrisy does not count as alternative energy.”