Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Walker Budget Is Already Working! Part XLI

Scott Walker's budget is putting another feather in his cap'o'failures by earning Wisconsin the dubious honor of leading the nation in the most jobs lost in October:
The unemployment rate fell in 36 states in October, but Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state in the nation last month.

Unemployment rates fell in 36 states in October and rose in only five, including Wisconsin, according to the latest monthly report released by the U.S. Department of Labor today. Unemployment rates were unchanged in nine states.

Wisconsin reported the largest October job loss, a drop of 9,700, followed by New York, which lost 8,300 jobs.

Employers added jobs in 39 states, while payrolls declined in 11 states.

Nationally, the unemployment rate ticked down to 9.0 percent in October, from 9.1 percent in the previous month. Employers added 80,000 net jobs in October, and the previous two months were revised to show much stronger gains.

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate in October 7.7 percent, down slightly from 7.8 percent in September, but up from 7.4 percent in January.
And if this wasn't quite embarrassing enough, all one has to do is look at Illinois and California, two states that Walker and his supporters have been steadily mocking:
Illinois added 30,000 jobs, the most among states. It was followed by California, which added 25,700.
Walker and his cronies have mocked Illinois for raising taxes, even though their taxes are still lower than Wisconsin's. They've also mocked California for taking the federal funding for that "boondoggle" of high speed rail. Now we can see the truth behind the adage of "He who laughs last, laughs best."

They're laughing all the way to the bank while we're left to cry into our cheese soup.

It's going to take a long time for Walker and company to wipe the egg off their face after this.

But it also should provide even greater impetus to collect those recall signatures, as if that was really needed.

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