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Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Woofer » Thu May 16, 2013 12:24 pm

Meade wrote:

Gov. Walker: Statement on increased revenue projections
5/9/2013

Governor Scott Walker released the following statement in reaction:

The projected $543 million surplus is good news for the people of Wisconsin. Our sound fiscal management means we can continue to invest in our priorities while protecting taxpayers.


Great! So now that Wisconsin has a half million bucks in its slush fund, then the federal government can feel free to pull back on funding directed to Wisconsin. That would reflect the Wisconsin way, right?

Oh, but wait-- I keep forgetting about that pesky GAAP deficit. You remember the GAAP deficit-- it existed back when Governor Doyle said he'd "balanced the budget" and Walker called Doyle a liar because of the GAAP deficit in this hit piece. So if Doyle was a liar for claiming that the budget was balanced when we actually had a multi-billion dollar GAAP deficit, what is Walker when he says we have a surplus while still maintaining a multi-billion dollar GAAP deficit?
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby O.J. » Fri May 31, 2013 10:04 am

More evidence that Wisconsin is falling behind

The more widely regarded of the two, the Chicago purchasing managers index, jumped to a reading of 58.7 in May, up from 49.0 and well ahead of the consensus of 49.9. Readings above 50 indicate expansion.

Such huge swings are unusual, all the more so because ISM-Milwaukee reported its index tumbled to 40.7 from 48.4 in April.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:06 pm

Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature plan to allow bounty hunters in the state. That will create more jobs.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:29 pm

Lawmakers in 2011 included a budget provision to allow bail bonds, but Walker vetoed it then. But Walker spokesman Tom Evenson declined to say how the governor would respond to it this time.


Don't see any reason why Walker would change his mind this time, other than maybe just to piss off (Milwaukee) Police Chief Flynn more. As a Milwaukee resident I'm slightly shocked there wasn't a quote from Sheriff Clark talking about what a great idea this is and if telling us if a Bounty Hunter mistakenly busts into our house, we should be responsible enough to shoot them ourselves.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:03 pm

Will this help Walker meet his goal of a quarter million new jobs?

Nearly half of Wisconsin employers plan to add staff between now and the end of the year, if a survey by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce is any indication.

The midyear online and direct mail poll showed 47 percent expect to hire in the next six months, nearly twice as many as six months ago when 24 percent said they would add employees. Only 6 percent said they plan to reduce staff, down from 20 percent six months ago.

But the figures are less optimistic than a year ago, when 62 percent said they planned to increase employment and 2 percent anticipated a staff cut.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby DCB » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:51 pm

So we know Walker is no help to the unemployed. What about the people who still have jobs?

Among the states most affected is Wisconsin.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, private-sector wages in Wisconsin fell 2.2% in the 12 months ended September 2012, ranking the state 44th out of 50.The rate was double the drop in the national average.

http://www.jsonline.com/business/americ ... 79131.html

A helluva job.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:52 am

According to Repubs, Walker's promise of a quarter million new jobs won't matter when he runs for re-election.

GOP insiders: Job numbers won’t cost Walker re-election
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby wack wack » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:10 am

Henry Vilas wrote:According to Repubs, Walker's promise of a quarter million new jobs won't matter when he runs for re-election.

GOP insiders: Job numbers won’t cost Walker re-election


Yet another, "these aren't the droids you're looking for," press release from the Goofy Old Propagandists.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby barney » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:15 am

wack wack wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:According to Repubs, Walker's promise of a quarter million new jobs won't matter when he runs for re-election.

GOP insiders: Job numbers won’t cost Walker re-election


Yet another, "these aren't the droids you're looking for," press release from the Goofy Old Propagandists.


It'll be a self-fulfilling prophecy if the dems don't get organized, and fast.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby wack wack » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:25 am

barney wrote:It'll be a self-fulfilling prophecy if the dems don't get organized, and fast.


I don't know, springing a dynamic candidate on the public at the last minute, with little time left for the GOP to tear the candidate down just might work this time.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby barney » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:29 am

wack wack wrote:
barney wrote:It'll be a self-fulfilling prophecy if the dems don't get organized, and fast.


I don't know, springing a dynamic candidate on the public at the last minute, with little time left for the GOP to tear the candidate down just might work this time.



Not if they don't spend more money and energy tearing the GOP down, i.e., presenting facts, outside of their strongholds. Walker walks on water in the Northwoods.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby HawkHead » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:09 am

According to The Pew Charitable Trusts, Wisconsin was one of 3 states that has lost jobs over the last 12 months.

http://www.pewstates.org/research/data- ... 5899483589

The others are Maine and Wyoming.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Ducatista » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:50 am

barney wrote:Walker walks on water in the Northwoods.

No, he doesn't. Most northern counties were a barely rosy shade of grey in the recall election—thin Repub margins,with Marathon Co a little rosier than most—with a band of bluish grey (Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron) up at the top of the mitten. And all of them put together don't add up to a whole hell of a lot of population.

Waukesha County and the Fox River Valley are what carried Walker in the recall. Waukesha is a lost cause, of course, but the Fox Valley has potential for Dems.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:30 am

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:25 pm

Why Wisconsin lagging in job growth while neighboring states have much greater improvement?

Here is one explanation:
Researcher: Gov. Scott Walker 'fed us a sedative' when stimulus was needed
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