Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Walker Budget Is Already Working! Part LV came out with the latest job numbers, and they seem like a broken record, playing the same thing over and over:
New requests for unemployment benefits fell by 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 372,000, the U.S. Labor Department reported today.

The average of new claims over the past four weeks, meanwhile, dropped by 3,250 to 373,250, marking the lowest level since June 2008.

However, first-time claims in Wisconsin spiked to 27,837 last week, up from 17,646 in the prior week, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

According to the latest seasonally adjusted U.S. Labor Department estimate, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate stands at 7.3 percent, which is below the national rate of 8.6 percent, but Wisconsin has lost private sector jobs for five consecutive months.
So while the rest of the nation has been gaining jobs at an increasing rate and starting to recover from the Bush/Cheney recession, here in Wisconsin, where are governor follows the Bush/Cheney plan, has been consistently losing jobs at a faster and faster pace.

And Walker and his supporters really expect us to believe that his budget is working?


  1. Just Clap'll work out.

  2. Wow, a 58% increase in unemployment claims! I'm impressed, this trend should increase well into 2012 thus assuring Fearless Leader Walker's election victory, if Republicans can pass a law taking away the vote of the unemployed.

  3. Solidarity! It worked for the USSR...

  4. No, it worked for Poland.

  5. A mere technicality...