Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Small Business Owner" in Walker Ad Actually a Billionaire That Helped Outsource Thousands of Jobs to China

From our cousins at Uppity Wisconsin.

"Small Business Owner" in Walker Ad Actually a Billionaire That Helped Outsource Thousands of Jobs to China | Uppity Wisconsin


Oh, oh, oh, oh sweet irony of mine!
So, yesterday we learn that for the fifth month in a row, Wisconsin has led the nation in jobs- lost AND that another large (and very profitable) company-- Thermo Fisher-- is closing its plant in Two Rivers as part of a larger transition toward non-American labor in Mexico and elsewhere.
In the midst of this carnage, Walker has the nerve to put up an ad with "Chris" who is purportedly a small business owner that is extolling the virtues of Scott Walker's job-creatin' business utopia...  that is losing more jobs than other state.Well, it turns out that "Chris" is Chris Rebholz, aka the King of Infomercials.  Chris made a name for himself, as well as a gazillion dollars, selling products almost exclusively made in China, to Americans via infomercials.  Name a product you've seen sold on TV, and the odds  was pretty good that it was one of Rebholz's Tristar products.

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