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Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby jasonx5 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:04 pm

I don't have a good answer for all this, but I know blaming public sector employees that by and by work hard to serve the public for not all that great a wage isn't the answer.
Can't say I disagree with that either, other than the wage part. delayed wages are also wages.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby jimoo » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:22 pm

I think in terms of total compensation packages, not just salaries, when saying wages. Perhaps I should be more clear about that.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby wack wack » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:46 pm

wack wack wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:By definition, we can't afford the size of government we have now at any level. As I've said before, we could cut the size of government by 50% and 80% of the people wouldn't even notice.


OK, this is the third or fourth time I've read this around here lately, so I have to ask: what definition? What word are you defining? Afford? Size? Government? Now? Any level?

And what dictionary are you referring to for your definition?


Ned? Hello? Please respond.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:00 pm

Wisconsin leads Midwest in layoffs, new jobless claims

Two new federal reports show Wisconsin's private sector is continuing to face some major challenges.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting 78 "mass layoff" events in Wisconsin in January. These are employers who are required to report any potential plant closing or other action that would result in the layoff of 25 percent of the workforce or 25 employees, whichever is greater.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:06 pm

Just, just, wait. It will get better.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Michael Patrick » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:25 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Wisconsin leads Midwest in layoffs, new jobless claims

Two new federal reports show Wisconsin's private sector is continuing to face some major challenges.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting 78 "mass layoff" events in Wisconsin in January. These are employers who are required to report any potential plant closing or other action that would result in the layoff of 25 percent of the workforce or 25 employees, whichever is greater.


Winning!
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby snoqueen » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:14 pm

Why there are no jobs, what the R's are doing, what the state is doing to its citizens, what the state should be doing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J725eoxA ... re=related

Rep. Cory Mason gets it.

Here's the other side:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f32hFks ... re=related

(funny, except it's not)

Thanks to James Rowen's blog for the links:
http://www.thepoliticalenvironment.blogspot.com/
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:52 pm

-- Wisconsin has the dubious distinction of being the only state that's lost private-sector jobs for six straight months.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that raises the political and economic stakes of the state's next unemployment report, which is due Thursday for the month of January.

Economist Steven Deller of the University of Wisconsin-Madison said Wisconsin is one of the few states moving downward when the rest of the nation is moving upward.


Can we move up to #49?
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:38 pm

Governor's jobs promise is still off pace

Despite a bump in January, Gov. Scott Walker's goal of creating 250,000 private-sector jobs is still a long way off, according to numbers released Thursday by the Department of Workforce Development.

Wisconsin has gained only 6,000 private-sector jobs in the 13 months since the governor took office, a sluggish economic pace that leaves the state far off the mark Walker set during his campaign.
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The jobs issue has been a touchy one for the governor, who has joked that he'd tattoo "250,000 jobs" on the foreheads of his Cabinet secretaries to remind them of the importance of turning the state's economy around.
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"Gov. Walker made an ironclad promise to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin during his first term as governor," said state Rep. Sandy Pasch, D-Whitefish Bay. "It is quite shocking to note that his promise is behind pace by over 80,000 jobs and that we have actually lost thousands of jobs during his time in office."
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Stella_Guru » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:10 am

Even if there were some jobs out there, the outlook for those who attempt to follow the directive of selling their livelihood to the ruling class is unstable and insecure at best. The politicians' proposal is for you, the person of modest means, to accept the dread implications of an economy activated by greed and functioning through exploition, coercion, regimentation, and fear.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:20 pm

Gov. Walker's Jobs Promise Looms In Potential Election

A Marquette University Law School poll conducted over a four-day period in February indicated most Wisconsin voters believed the state was not adding jobs. About 45 percent of respondents said Wisconsin had about the same number of jobs compared with one year ago, while 30 percent said there were fewer jobs. Only 22 percent said employers had added jobs.

The survey had a 3.7 percent margin of error.

The 2011 jobs numbers make Walker's case for economic improvement a tougher one to make, [Marquette Law Professor Charles] Franklin said.
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"Most of the other states have enjoyed a much greater recovery than Wisconsin -- and I think that's no accident," [Madison Professional Police Officers' Association's Brian] Austin said. "I don't think Gov. Walker will be in office by the time we see a turnaround."
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:45 pm

The Republican controlled state legislature also missed its goal.

Legislature set to end with major work undone
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:40 pm

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.t05.htm

*States that lost jobs in 2011:
Wisconsin -12,500
Missouri -4,100
Mississippi -2,900
Alabama -1,900
Rhode Island -1,300
Alaska - 900

Other Midwest States (all gains):
Illinois 29,200
Iowa 9,200
Michigan 61,700
Minnesota 35,800



Find me a conservative to defend this. Pathetic. Thankfully they're now circulating bills dealing with sex education and reproductive rights. That's what's important now.

*the statistical breakdown is from Peter Barca's facebook page
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:37 pm

Ha, reading the comments section of Madison.com and people are blaming the libruls for the atmosphere in Wisconsin. Classic.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby kurt_w » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:40 am

Stebben84 wrote:http://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.t05.htm

*States that lost jobs in 2011:
Wisconsin -12,500
[...snip...]

Other Midwest States (all gains):
Illinois 29,200
Iowa 9,200
Michigan 61,700
Minnesota 35,800


That's pretty impressive. Wisconsin lost jobs in 2011, while every single neighboring state gained jobs?
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