Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Walker's Budget: To See The Future, First Learn The Past

If voters are expecting to Scott Walker to be the savior of Wisconsin and to boost our economy and create all of those jobs he promised, they will be in for a sore disappointment.

If voters expected this from Walker, they should've have looked at his past track record, the one he had in Milwaukee County:
The Milwaukee area's economy grew at a sluggish pace last year, trailing the national average of 2.5 percent, according to figures released Tuesday.

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the gross metropolitan product (GMP) of the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metro area was $84.57 billion in 2010. That was up just 1.4 percent from the inflation-adjusted figure for 2009.

GMP is the total output of goods and services in a given area during a given year -- a small-scale version of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP). Milwaukee's growth rate ranked 229th out of the 366 metropolitan areas across the country.
You know, there is a reason why Milwaukee County went against Walker 62-38 in the gubernatorial election. We knew what he would do to the state.

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