Monday, February 20, 2012

The Scott Walker Budget Is Already Working! Part LXXV

Do you remember the promise that Scott Walker made? The one about how he was going to create 250,000 jobs? Well, he wishes you wouldn't:
Gov. Scott Walker has made little progress fulfilling a campaign promise to create 250,000 jobs over four years, making the pledge that was a key to getting him elected last year a potentially significant hurdle as he fights off recall efforts.

Walker hasn't been shy about the promise, even saying shortly before taking office that he wanted it branded on the foreheads of his top Cabinet officials. But the Republican has distanced himself in recent months, talking more about building a better environment to create jobs and how Wisconsin's future is tied to a national economy beyond his control.

The new governor wasn't expected to have to defend his jobs promise so soon. But after successfully pushing through a law that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers and made Wisconsin the epicenter of a nationwide fight over union rights, Walker was targeted for recall.
But here is the real telling factor:
Still, Walker has a long way to go. His own Department of Revenue predicted in October that based on the latest forecasts, about 136,000 jobs would be added by 2015. But at the current pace, only 71,000 jobs would be created in four years.
Walker tried to blame his failure on the national economy, but the article goes on to point out how the rest of the country has been adding jobs while Wisconsin, fully under Walker's budget, leads the nation in job losses. Even worse, a professor in applied economics is predicting even more job losses under the Walker plan.

We can't be rid of him soon enough.


  1. How many years has it been?? Give it time. And if he's added jobs at all, that means he has employed more Wisconites than Doyle.

    1. He's in the red for job creation. In other words, he's lost more jobs than he created. And that includes the jobs that were gained from Doyle's budget and policies.