Apparently 5 legislators who cannot read. As in - President Bill Gradner - before and after the sale. Partisan horseshit.
Exactly what kind of political payback IS selling your successful, growing business to someone with even MORE capital to nurture the railroad's growth?These 5 idiots don't have the combined IQ of a football bat.
Todd M Taylor wrote:
5 Democratic state representatives asked a federal agency delay approval of the sale of Milwaukee-based Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. to a Kansas firm. According to the legislators' letter, Watco was to assume control of the Wisconsin & Southern Thursday.
In a letter to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board on Wednesday, the legislators said a 60-day delay in the sale to Watco Transportation Services LLC would provide time to investigate whether loss of local control of the short-line railroad would hurt shippers here.
In a news release, the representatives also raised a partisan issue, saying a delay would allow time to probe whether the sale was a political payback for illegal campaign contributions to Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, by Wisconsin & Southern officials.
William Gardner, the railroad's president and chief executive officer, last July got two years of probation after pleading guilty to two felonies for exceeding campaign donation limits and laundering donations to Walker and other Wisconsin politicians.
Calling for the delay are Reps. Brett Hulsey, Kelda Helen Roys and Terese Berceau, all of Madison; Louis Molepske, Stevens Point; and Fred Clark, Baraboo.