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.