Sunday, September 19, 2010

Scott Walker's "Job Plan"

Last night, I shared with the gentle reader the snarky observations of the Recess Supervisor regarding Scott Walker's "job plan" which he claims will create 250,000 jobs in four years.

Dan Cody took the job plan and copied and pasted it to Microsoft Word and converted it to normal font size and found that it took up a whole three and half pages! Dan also reported that it has all of 1,018 words. Many of my blog posts are longer than that.

If you downsize it, it becomes easier to read, but then again, it doesn't say much.

It is mostly his same old drivel about lower taxes and lower regulations that he has been pushing for months now. What he does not say is just what services he would cut to make up for those lower taxes or what the actual costs that further deregulation would be on the individual. He doesn't say these things because he knows then that his garbage wouldn't sell.

He also has a bullet point that he calls "stopping frivolous lawsuits." Or in other words, stop protecting the little people so that CEOs can make a bigger killing in bonuses and other pay outs.

Even as intellectually insulting the plan over all is, trying to make three and half pages of fluff seem like 68 pages of substance, it is not he only foolish part of this.

The last bullet point of Walker's plan is to "invest in infrastructure."

While I agree with the importance of investing into infrastructure, there is a question that needs to be asked. If Walker does indeed believe that investing in the infrastructure is so important to job creation, why hasn't he been doing that for the last eight years?

County roads are in such a mess, that even a leading member of misnamed Citizens for Responsible Government was complaining about how bad they are. County buildings are so poorly maintained that pieces are falling off them and some have been closed to the public due to safety concerns. The mental health facility was neglected so much that it literally has gotten to the point where it is cheaper to build a new facility than try to fully repair the old one. Milwaukee County's infrastructure also includes the transit system, which Walker has cut down by 20%, costing tens of thousands of jobs for people.

If infrastructure is so important for job creation, Walker needs to answer why he has refused to do it as county executive.


  1. Interesting the left analyzed a poorly constructed pdf file. A more intellectual approach would have been to look under the issue section on his website and get the actual file (

    Everything in that location is not new, it is what has been said for months. The same time the left, and the mouth pieces on this blog, have been saying walker would not make it through the primary.

    So now we are to believe the same people that have been intellectually dishonest about the whole process to this point that walkers plan will not do what it says...

    Take the time to look up what Einstein said of insanity, it is very relevant to this train of thought by these same people; with a proven track record of getting everything wrong.

  2. The left has already pointed out that nothing in Walker's plan is new; it is what he has been saying for months. Walker is trying to present his 68-page jobs plan as new and detailed, but it is neither. That is the point.

  3. Some questions for Scott Walker this morning:

    1) Why do you continue to insult Wisconsin voters with gimmicks like your brown bag movement, which you borrowed from Senator George Voinovich's campaign, and now a 68 jobs plan that's really 3 1/2 pages?

    2) Don't you think publicity stunts like this give credence to the notion that you are an intellectual lighweight? Fine, you didn't graduate from college. I'm ok with that. But, really, people who have barely made it through high school know how stupid it looks to send out a 68 page plan that's only 3 1/2 pages. You obviously don't.

    3) Did Michael Brickman (aka "James Bond") prepare the 68 page document with the consent of yourself, R.J. Johnson or Keith Gilkes?

    4) Do you still drive that Saturn everyday, or is someone else driving it now?

    Mr. Walker, campaign staff, et all, stunts like this will be the reason why you will lose on November 2nd. Personally, I feel insulted that you put this trash out there and try to pretend you're really trying to do something for Wisconsin.

    This only validates why 39% of Republicans in this state voted for Mark Neumann, instead of you. He had substance, you don't, Mr. Walker.

    If I were them, I would reconsider showing up to the polls to vote for you on November 2nd.

  4. Administration note:

    grumps left a message at 7:52 this morning, which I inadvertently rejected (sorry, grumps). His comment in it's unedited fullness of awesome is this:

    I'm not sure Einstein had much to say about trying to follow your circuitous bunny of logic through the tangled briar patch of gobbledegook.
    If you're upset about the pdf thing you should call out the Walker "campaign" that posted it on their website. If you just want to gloat about the annointed one getting the nomination, well there's a line forming over there on the right and you are waaaay back in it. And, if you want to discuss track records, Walker's might not be the best to defend right off the bat.

  5. Grumps, speaking of tangled brier patches...assumptions of someone being upset over the pdf is the exact circular logic this story has taken; instead of debating points of the topic whining about the construction of it, when these topics are in another pdf and in the topic section of their website. The focus on the font size displays the inept ability to discuss issues.

  6. Actually, the font size does matter. Because they felt compelled to use such a ridiculous font size, it once again displays that they are more concerned with appearance, i.e. our plan is bigger!, than they are about actual substance, which is nonexistent in this "job plan."

  7. The point of the bloated document was missed by the loony left. It was done to mock barrett's plan; a ploy to say their plan had more pages. You and your ilk have been played and you fell for it.

    The original 5 page plan was changed on purpose, the website even said so. The lame left got so caught up in the gotcha game that they fell for it hook-line-and-sinker. More of the same; complain about little stuff and skip right over the substance....

  8. This tells you how seriously Walker and his minions take this thing. If you really don't give a crap abut government, why should you bother to vote?