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Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby snoqueen » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:01 pm

We're now officially worst in the entire country:

http://www.jsonline.com/business/state- ... 94855.html
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:09 pm

Wisconsin is the only state that had "statistically significant" job losses over the most recent 12-month period, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Op. cit.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby snoqueen » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:24 pm

Not really. You cited the Wisconsin Dept of Workforce Development's internal numbers, and my later link is to the federal numbers making a comparison among states. Same result: outstandingly crappy.

Even the Madison metro area itself took a hit, and the Associated General Contractors of America posted numbers showing that only Nevada, Alaska and Alabama lost a larger percentage of construction jobs than Wisconsin over the past 12 months.

http://host.madison.com/ct/business/biz ... 963f4.html

Not a lot of good news in that link for union members, either.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby kurt_w » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:51 am

From the JS article snoqueen linked:

The state lost 23,900 jobs from March 2011 to March 2012.

The majority ... were government jobs. But Wisconsin also lost more private-sector jobs ... than any other state [...]

"Walker's jobs record is a total failure, and this is what happens when you pursue ideology instead of focusing on jobs," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is competing for the Democratic nomination against Walker.

"Every report card that comes in for Gov. Walker shows he's failing Wisconsin," said Kathleen Falk, the other leading Democratic challenger.


Under Walker and his GOP cronies in the legislature, Wisconsin's jobs record is the worst in the US. That's quite an accomplishment, particularly considering that all of your neighboring states are doing much better.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Detritus » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:14 am

kurt_w wrote:From the JS article snoqueen linked:

The state lost 23,900 jobs from March 2011 to March 2012.

The majority ... were government jobs. But Wisconsin also lost more private-sector jobs ... than any other state [...]

"Walker's jobs record is a total failure, and this is what happens when you pursue ideology instead of focusing on jobs," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is competing for the Democratic nomination against Walker.

"Every report card that comes in for Gov. Walker shows he's failing Wisconsin," said Kathleen Falk, the other leading Democratic challenger.


Under Walker and his GOP cronies in the legislature, Wisconsin's jobs record is the worst in the US. That's quite an accomplishment, particularly considering that all of your neighboring states are doing much better.

And it will probably get worse:

Menzie Chinn comparing Wisconsin with the Eurozone
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby wack wack » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:13 am

Anybody catch Walker on WPR this morning? Still claims Wisconsin will create 250k private sector jobs by the end of his term.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby kurt_w » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:42 am

wack wack wrote:Anybody catch Walker on WPR this morning? Still claims Wisconsin will create 250k private sector jobs by the end of his term.


That's a lot of jobs to be created between now and June 5.

:D
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:50 am

kurt_w wrote:
wack wack wrote:Anybody catch Walker on WPR this morning? Still claims Wisconsin will create 250k private sector jobs by the end of his term.


That's a lot of jobs to be created between now and June 5.

:D


This seems like it should be easy to google, but exactly how many days does Walker have after the election to load up the U-haul and head back to Tosa?
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby kurt_w » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:28 am

Francis Di Domizio wrote:
kurt_w wrote:
wack wack wrote:Anybody catch Walker on WPR this morning? Still claims Wisconsin will create 250k private sector jobs by the end of his term.


That's a lot of jobs to be created between now and June 5.

:D


This seems like it should be easy to google, but exactly how many days does Walker have after the election to load up the U-haul and head back to Tosa?


There's no transition period. If Walker loses, as soon as the election results are certified he's supposed to vacate the premises.

If it's a close election, I can easily see one side or the other trying to prevent the results from being certified. If it's like the 2008 Minnesota senate race, Walker could manage to stall for quite some time.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:13 pm

Walker announces a "job development" plan just prior to the election. Looks like he is looking for votes.

Walker announces $100M for Milwaukee development

As the expression goes, a day late and a dollar short.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:01 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Walker announces a "job development" plan just prior to the election. Looks like he is looking for votes.

Walker announces $100M for Milwaukee development

As the expression goes, a day late and a dollar short.



Considering where those two job development zones are, he won't be pulling many votes from there, and I don't see many of the undecided independent voters missing that fact that this is a blatant political move. At best he might shore up support with some wavering republicans. I'd love to see the records from the "year worth of planning" that went into this.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon May 14, 2012 2:40 pm

As the election looms, it looks like Walker is trying to fudge the job numbers in his favor.

Walker says more positive jobs numbers coming

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is skeptical about new job-creation numbers for 2011 that Gov. Scott Walker says are being released later this week.

Walker on Monday said the new revisions coming less than three weeks before the June 5 recall election would show a brighter picture of the state's job creation efforts.

But Barrett said Walker has "brought in a fiction writer" and is going to make up better numbers to tell a better story.
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Re: Walker, where are those businesses you promised?

Postby Stebben84 » Mon May 14, 2012 3:24 pm

"If you elect me as your next governor, I'll get government out of the way and lower the tax burden so Wisconsin business owners and factories can create 250,000 jobs and 10,000 businesses in our state by 2015,” Walker said in a February 2010 speech.


The scorecard: After one year of the Walker era, there were 9,485 fewer businesses than at the end of 2010, Gov. Jim Doyle's final year in office.

It's improved somewhat in recent months, but the total of existing entities was still down 4,338 as of April 30, 2012, compared with December 2010.


http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/pro ... usinesses/

Wisconsin, open for business. This guy is an economic train wreck. How can any conservative defend his handling of the Wisconsin economy.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed May 16, 2012 4:08 pm

Not only has Walker cooked the books because the federal report on job growth shows that Wisconsin is dead last among the states, but now he's claiming that his shady revisionism has absolutely nothing to do with the recall election.

How can you tell Walker is lying?

His lips are moving.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Meade » Thu May 17, 2012 4:07 pm

WISCONSIN APRIL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINES TO 6.7 PERCENT
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/newsreleas ... _state.pdf
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