Thursday, July 02, 2009

Want "Stimulus?" See Oshkosh

Real, honest, economic stimulus.

Oshkosh Corp. won't be the only local company that adds new jobs in the wake of a $1 billion contract to supply the U.S. military with the next generation of mine-resistant all-terrain vehicles.

Oshkosh CEO Robert Bohn said the company expects to add significantly to its employment ranks as they ramp up production of the M-ATV to meet a deadline early next year for delivery of 2,244 of the vehicles.

Parts suppliers and sub-contractors throughout Oshkosh and the Fox Valley region, many with existing relationships with Oshkosh Corp., are optimistic that some of the work will spill over to their companies as well.

Put the money into the private sector.

NOT into Gummints.

HT: FoxPolitics


capper said...


You getting senile? How many state and local construction companies do you know of? The money is going to the private sector to build roads, repair infrastructure, etc.

The money that you keep whining about is going to the private sector, but they aren't hiring. Go after the culprits for once, wouldja?

Dad29 said...


Not the crews they've had for years and years.


J. Strupp said...

I'm not sure but I think you just advocated government stimulus (in the form of military spending) to boost private sector production.

Dad29 said...

BINGO, you are a winner.

In fact, if you are really, really an eager-beaver, you can find my endorsement of "defense equipment" spending as a perfectly fine source of "stimulus."

It's on this blog, somewhere.

capper said...

Dad, that is what I'm talking about. The companies that take the money, but don't produce, should be taken to court for fraud.

Although in this political landscape, it would be next to impossible. Can't touch the sacred CEO's now, can we?

Dad29 said...

Capper: see:

The entities which take most of the money and do not produce are:

1) Milwaukee Public Schools
2) State of Wisconsin Government
3) Milwaukee County Government.

That's what's REALLY going on, Capper.

capper said...

Yah, sure, Mke Co is getting so much money, that is why Walker is running around screaming about a $90M deficit for next year.

Again, show me Mke Co's construction team that will be doing all the roadwork that was just announced.