Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Abele Agenda Is Already Working! Part I

Just as Scott Walker has been embracing an agenda of austerity, so has his protege, Milwaukee County Executive Emperor Chris Abele.

And just as Walker has been driving the state's economy into the ground, Abele has been doing the same for the regional economy:
The production rate of Milwaukee-area manufacturers contracted for the second consecutive month in May, according to the latest report by the Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee.

The Marquette-ISM Report on Manufacturing showed the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a measure of manufacturing growth, dipped to 40.67 in May, slipping from 48.43 in April. Any rate below 50 indicates a contraction in production.

The May index showed accelerated declines in new orders, production, employment and inventories.

Blue collar employment at local manufacturers fell to 46.2 in May, from 49.3 in April. White collar employment also fell to 46.2, down from 49.3.
Like one acolyte of austerity wasn't enough. I wonder if there will be anything left of Milwaukee when these two corporate tools are done with it.

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