Monday, January 30, 2012

The Walker Budget Is Already Working! Parts XLV and XLVI

Scott Walker pledged that he would create 250,000 jobs in his first term (not counting on the fact that his first term would be only about 18 months long). That would have to put Wisconsin at the top of the states in regarding job creation. But as we already know, he's falling way, way short of that mark:
New preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Wisconsin with 2,739,500 total employees on nonfarm payrolls through December 2011.

That's up 3,200 for the year -- a 0.12 percent increase -- and puts Wisconsin 45th for total job growth compared to the other states and the District of Columbia.

The only states with a worse percentage increase in 2011 were Rhode Island, Maine, Missouri, Georgia, Alaska and Delaware.
And if it weren't for Governor Jim Doyle, we'd be even in worse straits:
In Wisconsin, the losses of the second half of 2011 effectively wiped out job growth of 38,800 in the first six months of the year.
Well, OK. If he didn't create jobs, he made Wisconsin one of the most business friendly states, right? I mean, Walker's been bragging about that for months, so it's got to be true, right?

Well, if you believe Walker, you must be new to this site. Welcome and feast your eyes on Walker's real track record:
Wisconsin is one of the 10 worst states in terms of taxes on businesses, according to the State Business Tax Climate Index, released Wednesday by the Tax Foundation.

It rates Wisconsin No. 43, down from 41 a year ago.
I can almost hear Walker doing his best Church Lady impersonation and saying, "Never mind."

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