Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Walker Agenda Is Still Working! Part CLXXXII

Jack Norman of the Institute for Wisconsin's Future takes on Scott Walker's track record for job creation in comparison to the rest of the county.

Needless to say, Walker doesn't do very well:

As Norman points out, the jobs gap is not due to rainy days, as Walker tried to claim.  However, it does have everything to do with the fact that Walker and his agenda are all wet:
It’s not a coincidence that Wisconsin’s jobs slump coincides with Walker’s term in office, because so many of the policies he’s enacted are anti-growth, including:
  • Cutting public employees’ take-home pay about one billion dollars a year;
  • Rejecting federal funding for infrastructure construction and Medicaid expansion;
  • Squeezing education at all levels—universities, technical colleges, secondary and elementary schools;
  • Capping both state aid to local governments and local government spending.
Austerity economic policies help explain Wisconsin’s poor jobs performance. Bad weather does not.
And we won't see an economically sunny day again until we get rid of the likes of Walker. It's really that simple.

1 comment:

  1. In the future, Wisconsin will be referred to as a case study in what NOT to do to state government. There will even a new verb, "Wisconsined" to describe the plight of a people who have been raped and pillaged by the rich. History texts will refer to the "Republican Occupation Government" of Wisconsin which created the conditions for a mass revolt by citizens who were truly "Cheesed Off".