Walker Gives WI Jobs Agency head 50% raise after state sinks to 49th in job growth
Gov Scott Walker gives leader of jobs agency a 50 percent pay raise after Wisconsin sank to 49th in job growth
July 21, 2013
Wisconsin has plummeted to 49th in job growth under Scott Walkerís (R-Koch) Governorship, so what does Walker do? The Republican Governor gave Reed Hall a 50 percent raise hike. Hall is the CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, a taxpayer funded entity. Scott Walker has touted himself as a job creator, so by that he must have meant affording enthusiastic raises to corporate entities that arenít creating jobs as they are supposed to do, under the title he granted them.
I donít speak GOP but Iím catching on.
From our friends at Blogging Blue:
Governor Walker supports austerity cuts for the middle class but he promotes extravagant and unwarranted raises for his wealthy friends.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. CEO Reed Hall said he did not seek a 50 percent pay raise, but said he views it as a reasonable amount for when the agency recruits for his ultimate replacement.
Hall, who was 64 when Gov. Scott Walker named him WEDC CEO and secretary in January, has no immediate plans to retire. Hall was responding to a reporterís question at the Milwaukee Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Wednesday in downtown Milwaukee.
Hall was set to make $120,000 when he took the full-time position in January and in February received a $65,000 raise, according to the Wisconsin Reporter.
Walker made the decision to increase the CEOís salary, Hall said, and the WEDC boardís compensation committee approved the increase.
Yeah, if anyone associated with Scott Walkerís administration deserved a raise, itís surely Reed Hall. After all, under his ďleadershipĒ Wisconsin has fallen to 49th in the country in job growth.