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Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.

If plastics CEO knows how to create jobs in Wisconsin...

plastics, Ron Johnson, prison labor, create jobs, Wisconsin

...then why does he use prison-inmate labor for his plastics business?

If R. Johnson really knows how and WANTS to create jobs in Wisconsin, he would help reduce Wisconsin's  unemployment rate by hiring Wisconsin residents who are out of work to fill positions at his plastics factory, not use prison labor.

Just as Johnson favors trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA that ship jobs out of Wisconsin, he uses prisons inmates so he can get away with creating the barest minimum number of jobs for Wisconsin workers -- annd not have to paid for their health-care coverage because we taxpayers foot those costs -- all of which helps him maximize profits for his plastics company.

Fact is, Ron Johnson isn't in the business of creating job. He's in the business of making profits and creating wealth for himself. Having to create jobs and hire workers is a necessary evil to accomplish his real goals. Employees cost money. Why should Johnson hire them and bear the cost of their health-care coverage when he can get workers fom the state's prisons and duck their health-care coverage costs?

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