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Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

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Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby HawkHead » Thu May 02, 2013 1:31 pm

Here is the continuation of the old thread.

by Henry Vilas » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:04 am

When elected, Walker said his number one priority was to help create a quarter million new jobs in Wisconsin. Even though he claimed our state had a budget crisis, he immediately pushed through special tax breaks of over a hundred million dollars for corporations, saying that would help create jobs. So where are they?

Wisconsin loses 12,500 private-sector jobs in July
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised Walker?

Postby fennel » Thu May 02, 2013 1:34 pm

I, for one, never promised Walker any job.

(I think you need a comma there.)
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised Walker?

Postby HawkHead » Thu May 02, 2013 1:36 pm

Stocks Rise After Initial Unemployment Claims Fall

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/05/02/ ... aims-fall/

Hopefully this describes WI also.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised Walker?

Postby HawkHead » Thu May 02, 2013 1:37 pm

fennel wrote:I, for one, never promised Walker any job.

(I think you need a comma there.)



Well played! Comma added.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised Walker?

Postby Meade » Thu May 02, 2013 2:40 pm

I never promised Walker a job either. But I voted for him because he promised, if elected, that he would kill the train boondoggle. I thought about voting for Barrett because he promised "to put Madison on a diet" but that sounded like a pretty hollow promise and killing the train boondoggle struck me a doable. And it was!
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri May 03, 2013 2:55 pm

Even the conservative, business oriented U.S. Chamber of Commerce gives Walker low marks for job creation in Wisconsin.

Amid 1,000 layoffs in Wisconsin, Scott Walker gets no love from U.S. Chamber
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Meade » Fri May 03, 2013 3:34 pm

It also has Wisconsin 39th in “business climate” — on par with the state’s ranking under Gov. Jim Doyle.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri May 03, 2013 3:36 pm

The prior sentence:
Its annual scorecard on state economies ranked Wisconsin 44th for overall economic performance and 50th — as in dead last — for short-term job growth as measured between September 2010 and November 2012.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Meade » Fri May 03, 2013 3:42 pm

In addition to setting goals for job creation, Wisconsin has set goals for export growth as a way to benchmark economic growth and progress.
The state is aiming to have $33 billion in exports by 2015, doubling levels from a recessionary baseline of $16.5 billion in 2009. The state’s Export Development Grant program offers companies that are new to exporting small grants to help them get their trade strategy up and running. The International Market Access Grant program offers grants to companies that want to start exporting or expand their current level of trade.
The Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network, launched through a partnership between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the
University of Wisconsin, offers new and promising entrepreneurs access to support networks, state programs, and the financial resources they need to get up and running. The program offers qualified small business owners access to early planning grants and technology assistance grants designed to help nascent companies hire the outside expertise they need to craft better business plans and get technology to market. The initiative also includes a business assistance program that gives entrepreneurs access to free meeting time with a business lawyer for valuable basic counseling in the initial phases of launching their business.

http://foundation.uschamber.com/PDF/ES2013.pdf
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby massimo » Fri May 03, 2013 3:46 pm

This is great, we've increased the number of goals we can fail to meet.

Oh, but the WEDC is involved. Slam dunk.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Meade » Fri May 03, 2013 3:52 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:The prior sentence:
Its annual scorecard on state economies ranked Wisconsin 44th for overall economic performance and 50th — as in dead last — for short-term job growth as measured between September 2010 and November 2012.

"Short-term" job growth is an important positive?
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri May 03, 2013 4:06 pm

Wisconsin ranked 44th out of the 50 states in private-sector job creation in the 12 months from September 2011 to September 2012. The state's position has deteriorated progressively from a revised rank of 41st in the previous 12-month period through June 2012; and from a rank of 37th in the 12 months through March 2012.

Nothing short term about those numbers.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby snoqueen » Fri May 03, 2013 4:08 pm

From the Chamber of Commerce/Madison Newspapers article linked at 1:55 pm on this thread comes the following image:

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Meade, before you discuss stuff you need to read all the way to the bottom of the article. You could miss something important.

In this case the something important is how even the C of C says Walker is digging Wisconsin into one ever-deepening hole.

You also need to read up on WEDC, which is digging a hole of its own. Anything you say praising WEDC is going to come back to bite you hard, because the facts are not on your side.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby massimo » Fri May 03, 2013 4:15 pm

You know the old saying, you can't put polished-turd lipstick on a flying pig, but that won't stop some people from trying.
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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Meade » Fri May 03, 2013 4:21 pm

Wisconsin has inherited a handful of economic sectors built on 19th-century industrial foundations. No other state produces more paper than Wisconsin, but paper mills and their sister industry of contract printing plants have been closing as demand for ink-on-paper publishing declines.

The state also has a preponderance of factories that make windows, doors and home-construction supplies - all of which have suffered in the real-estate downturn.

"That doesn't just change overnight. It's a product of our history," said Brian Jacobsen, a Milwaukee-area economist at Wells Fargo Bank and an economics lecturer at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He added that Wisconsin is a relative latecomer to tax reform and economic restructuring measures.

"We are not doomed to slow growth, it's just that it's going to take time," Jacobsen said.

Wisconsin's job losses can't be readily explained as part of a broader pattern involving Midwestern or industrial states. Wisconsin's neighbors are all outperforming the state in the latest census report.
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