As any of my regular readers can attest, I've routinely taken both Governor Scott Walker and gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke to task on the issue of outsourcing jobs. Since China is the major player in Wisconsin's outsourcing woes, I've focused on our dysfunctional relationship with it.
Walker has repeatedly facilitated Wisconsin's exploding trade deficit with China, not only by actively lobbying for unfair trade deals, but even going on Chinese state television, wearing a Chinese flag and describing Wisconsin's trade with with China as "good and fair." And I've criticized Burke's Trek for outsourcing most of their manufacturing jobs to China.
There's a key difference, however, between Burke and Walker. Walker facilitates the policy (unfair trade deals) that lead companies (like Trek) to outsourcing jobs to China, while Burke actually opposes such policies and has pledged to do everything she can as Governor to oppose policies that encourage outsourcing. Indeed, if the trade deals that Walker facilitates hadn't been in place, Trek would have never had the opportunity to outsource jobs.