Walker Scheme to Charge Public $50 to Hear His Job Ideas Rated TRUE

We stand by all our statements and research, but if you really needed third-party validation, here's Politifact rating True our statement from a few weeks ago criticizing Gov. Scott Walker for charging the public $50 to hear his job ideas.

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We stand by all our statements and research, but if you really needed third-party validation, here’s Politifact rating True our statement from a few weeks ago criticizing Gov. Scott Walker for charging the public $50 to hear his job ideas:

Gov. Scott Walker tried to take the edge off the latest dreary employment report — issued on Sept. 16, 2011 — by announcing a series of “job creation forums” around the state.

But the event isn’t aimed at helping individual unemployed people find work. It’s not a job fair.

And that caught the attention of the liberal One Wisconsin Now group, which criticized the event and the admission fee. Walker is charging “the public $50 to attend a state-sponsored ‘jobs summit,’” the group said in a news release.

We rate it True.

[Politifact]

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Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director.