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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 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:48 pm

People from Illinois. Definitely, people from Illinois.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:02 am

10,000 construction jobs lost in Wisconsin

A new report says Wisconsin lost more than 10,000 construction jobs in the last year.

The Associated General Contractors of America says the state's construction employment dropped about 11 percent from June 2011 to June 2012. Only Alaska is worse with a 20 percent job loss in the construction industry.

The trade group's chief economist, Ken Simonson, says private sector demand for buildings is up in most states, but single-family home building is spotty and public investments in construction are shrinking.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby doppel » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:15 am

Henry Vilas wrote:10,000 construction jobs lost in Wisconsin

A new report says Wisconsin lost more than 10,000 construction jobs in the last year.

The Associated General Contractors of America says the state's construction employment dropped about 11 percent from June 2011 to June 2012. Only Alaska is worse with a 20 percent job loss in the construction industry.

The trade group's chief economist, Ken Simonson, says private sector demand for buildings is up in most states, but single-family home building is spotty and public investments in construction are shrinking.


Way to cut and paste another Madison.com story for all the internet impaired forons here. Once again, you give us no comment or opinion as to this story's "real" meaning. Please answer one question though.
Why did you cut only one sentence, the last one, from the pasting you so graciously provided for us? The one that says, "The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Wisconsin got hit harder than some other states because of its shorter construction season.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:47 pm

What have you ever posted that wasn't just a criticism of another's post? What is your view of Walker's failed attempts to create jobs? I started this thread to point out his lack of progress on his major promise to Wisconsin's citizenry. I will continue to do so.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:04 pm

More bad news...
Local unemployment rates increase across state

And to those who claim that Madison isn't business friendly, please explain why Dane County has the lowest rate of unemployment in the state.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:54 am

Nationally, private businesses added 172,000 jobs in July. Yet Wisconsin still continues to hemorrhage jobs.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Stebben84 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:09 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Nationally, private businesses added 172,000 jobs in July. Yet Wisconsin still continues to hemorrhage jobs.


It's because the Democrats control the senate now...


Oh wait, that's what their NEW excuse will be.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby bdog » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:10 am

Henry Vilas wrote:More bad news...
Local unemployment rates increase across state

And to those who claim that Madison isn't business friendly, please explain why Dane County has the lowest rate of unemployment in the state.

I think Stu can explain that to you.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:55 pm

A letter published in today's Wisconsin State Journal:
Proposing a special session is a joke. Gov. Scott Walker has offered every economic and tax incentive he can dream up, and even freebies that may be borderline legal, to draw in young start-ups. I know several young entrepreneurs in the bio-medical field and they have good reasons not to locate here now or in the near future.

The "dearth" of new venture capitalists may be due to the deterioration and devaluation of our education system, the disarray in our university system and the extreme polarization in our state.

We are now known for what we took away: qualified, well-compensated teachers, clean water and regulated oil lines, collective bargaining and the right to affordable health care. We are the "can't do, slash and burn" state.

The scientists and business people I know what their kids in good primary and secondary schools and well-funded universities. Many of them know people who have left the UW System because of the climate. They also would like their research to benefit all people in a fair, equitable health care system.

We can't call enough special sessions to erase the bad and offer intelligent incentives. We won't get the high-tech start-ups as long as we value not being bright and blaming others for our failures.

— Sandra Saul, Madison
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby jimoo » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:04 pm

Good letter. Having lived in several areas known for their start up clusters (right now Cambridge, MA), I can tell you rents, taxes, etc are all high. For rents, SKY HIGH. Tech starts ups still want to be (mostly) in Kendall Sq. Why? Top talent. Top tier schools (at all levels) along with good culture, and you get innovation and jobs. Cuts to services, cuts to tuition assistance and educational programs, etc will result in a race to the bottom.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:18 am

Brillion Iron Works downsizing, 200 jobs cut

"Executives point to poor economy" yet "Iron Works spokesman Timothy Weir says the company is on record pace for revenue and profitability this year."
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:59 pm

I started this discussion based on Walker's promise to create a quarter million new jobs in Wisconsin. But I might be wrong.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Steve Vokers » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:58 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Brillion Iron Works downsizing, 200 jobs cut

"Executives point to poor economy" yet "Iron Works spokesman Timothy Weir says the company is on record pace for revenue and profitability this year."


This is the shit that makes my fucking head explode. Profits are up, but not a dime can be spared for employees.

It was the same scenario with Caterpillar, they beat on their unions until they cried uncle, while at the same time announcing a quarterly profit in the billions of dollars.

This is what hollowing out the middle class looks like.
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:55 am

The latest national report showed that over 100,000 new private sector jobs were created across American in the last month. Where does Wisconsin stand?

This doesn't help much: WPS Health Insurance to lose 600 jobs
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Re: Walker, where are those jobs you promised?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:46 pm

Hundreds more Wisconsin jobs will be lost this coming May.

Residents who live near the Kewaunee Power Station with its 556-megawatt nuclear reactor still are absorbing the recent news that the plant will shut down in May, taking with it 655 jobs and leaving behind — possibly for decades — scores of concrete canisters filled with spent nuclear waste.

The loss of the jobs as well as the hundreds of thousands of dollars Dominion Resources pays locally in lieu of property taxes is unsettling enough, local officials say. More disturbing, they say, are the 42 containers of nuclear waste that will remain sitting just off the shore of Lake Michigan.
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