Wisconsin’s families work hard and play by the rules. So far in this recession, they bailed out big corporations, suffered rounds and rounds of layoffs, lost benefits and tightened their belts all around.
Taxpayers bailed out M&I Bank with $1.7 billion dollars of their hard-earned money. Instead of repaying that debt to taxpayers M&I executives spent nearly $200,000 on political contributions to Governor Scott Walker and politicians who support Walker’s agenda.
Below is a sampling of some of their actions making headlines through out Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Miracle on the Hudson co-pilot withdraws money from M&I.
Superior Telegram, Protests target M & I.
Racine Journal Times, People protest outside M&I.
Wisconsin State Journal, M&I Bank branch on Capitol Square closes after protests.
WBAY Green Bay, M&I Bank's Support for Governor Walker Met with Protest.
Chanel 3000, Protests Continue Against M&I Bank Over Walker Contributions.
TMJ4, "Miracle On The Hudson" Pilot Pulls Cash From Bank Led By Walker Supporters.
Huffington Post, Wisconsin Governor's Allies Ran a Toxic Bailout Bank... and Got Rich.
Daily Kos, Wisconsin: Hurting Walker by Boycotting One of His Biggest Donors, M&I Bank.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Teachers, firefighters, cops target M&I with boycott.