Gov. Scott Walker touted yet again his goals for job creation in Wisconsin as he toured Husco International, a manufacturing plant that is rebounding after drastic cuts to its workforce in previous years.
Visiting with employees ranging from line workers to top executives, Walker campaigned at the Waukesha factory where he was welcomed by Chairman Gus Ramirez.
Husco is prepared for job growth in the next few years, Ramirez said, but having a “business friendly environment” will be key to increasing jobs.
“Business creates opportunity. Business creates jobs, not government,” Ramirez said.
Walker spoke at great length about his reforms that limited collective bargaining opportunities for public employees, while taking a moment to criticize his opponent in the June 5 recall election, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
“He doesn’t have a plan,” Walker said. “His only plan is to attack me.”
A week before the recall election — a repeat showdown from the November 2010 election between Walker and Barrett — Walker said the goal is “transforming what we do.”
“We are heading in the right direction,” Walker said, “We are moving Wisconsin forward.