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Forum Post: Scott Walker’s Jobs Numbers Show GOP's Failure

Posted 2 years ago on April 25, 2012, 8:51 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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If you want a preview of the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan plan for America, take a look at Wisconsin.

Governor Scott Walker, who faces a recall election June 5, has pushed through just about every item in the GOP playbook.

Huge tax breaks for corporations--the so-called "job creators"? Check.

Deep cuts to health care, education, unemployment insurance, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and other programs that help the poor and struggling middle class? Check. Rolling back environmental protections and gutting regulations on polluting industry? Check.

Waging war on labor unions, taking away public employees' collective bargaining rights? Check.

Cutting funds for Planned Parenthood? Check.

Rolling back equal pay protections for women? Check.

So where does this blueprint leave us?

Wisconsin is now dead last in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, for job loss.

Between January 2011 and January 2012, while 44 states and the nation as a whole were adding jobs, Wisconsin was one of only six states to lose jobs--and Wisconsin's job loss was the worst among that handful of losers. http://www.progressive.org/scott_walker_job_numbers.html

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[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I remember a while ago some troll claiming Walker had added jobs, and no matter how many verified links I posted, he would simply not accept the truth.

I wonder where that troll is now?

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Jobless in Wisconsin.

:D

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

Come on down to Texas. We got lots of jobs. They don't pay shit, but we got them.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

LOL LOfnL - what a nice thought.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Yeah, innit?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

OH - My - if it were only the truth of the situation. I would likely die laughing - happy indeed. Knowing Karma can be good and swift.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I have no faith in karma. But, it is sweet.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Hey GF. Having A Good Day I Hope? Wow up until just now things have been flying.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Great! How about you?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I don't know yet.....things have been moving so fast today that this old guy has not caught up to himself yet. Though I am so very happy with the general tone of things that I have been picking-up as I rush on by.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yeah you just have to love an economic genius. Unfortunately for Wis-sconny Walker had no clue.

Anyone know where we can find one?

[-] 1 points by Cvacca (-24) 2 years ago

How come Wisconsin's unemployment rate is down.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

From the Post above:

Between January 2011 and January 2012, while 44 states and the nation as a whole were adding jobs, Wisconsin was one of only six states to lose jobs--and Wisconsin's job loss was the worst among that handful of losers. http://www.progressive.org/scott_walker_job_numbers.html

[-] 1 points by Cvacca (-24) 2 years ago

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LASST55000006?data_tool=XGtable

According to the BLS of the DOL in January 2011, 2.83 million people were employed with an unemployment rate of 7.7%. January of 2012, 2.84 million people were employed with an unemployment rate of 6.8%.

What am I missing.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

It's a different statistic. One that doesn't address job loses.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Here's something thats interesting to look at:

http://thekwanbox.blogspot.com/2012/04/centrally-planned-economics.html

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I like this article. Definite Good Food For Thought. As in very thought provoking. There is more depth to the problems in this country and in this world then many are yet prepared to consider. I shit you not when I say the Financial/Economic Meltdown is just the very tip of the iceberg.

http://thekwanbox.blogspot.com/2012/04/centrally-planned-economics.html

Thanks for sharing.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Not a problem. Its a friend of mine that runs it, very interesting guy. He puts out about one every week or two. Always a great perspective, follow the money type of view.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

One of my recommendations - kind of like follow your nose it always knows. {:-])

Don't rely on words look at the actions.

[-] -1 points by Grownup2 (-31) 2 years ago

Illinois and its suffocating unions is a better model. Lol

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Yeah.

"Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker established a program that has given hundreds of thousands of dollars in merit raises and bonuses to some state workers even as he preached cost-cutting and pushed through a law reducing most public workers' pay and eliminating their union rights."

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Should I add, for those among us don't follow links, that he's doing this in spite of a budget shortfall?

A shortfall that he created?

A budget shortfall he said his policies would more than make up for?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Geeze ...just where have I heard a scenario like that before. Failure reward failure reward ....hmmm....reward failure.......!!! WallStreet... Walker must read fortune 500 and stuff like that.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Read? No, he just buys it for the pictures. He probably buys those other magazines for the articles.

[-] 5 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Well someone gave him the bright idea. Do you think he gets read to?

Do you think they have pictures of smiling people sitting at a table one is winking with a fist full of cash under the table and in the background it has people with their backs turned?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

That sounds about right.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yeah to me too. Somehow these characters have gotten the notion that white collar crime is not only acceptable but good. Insanity.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

We have been fighting that baby for hundreds of years.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

This is where society is supposed to mature and step in. I hope we are starting to see progress in that direction. I would like to think that that maturity is showing itself in the emergence of these movements against greed corruption and white collar crime all crime ( but the recognition of white collar as real crime ).

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

We would get further, if they stopped white washing history. Perhaps, one needs to get fucked before they get it.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Such as the meltdown - a repeat in history - clearly demonstrated to have happened by removing the safeguard that had been put in place to prevent that repeat. Yeah - some people must learn the hard way as they demand it. Unfortunately when this happens - everyone - gets slapped - not just the hard headed.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

And then they send out their used car salesman personalities to do it again or justify doing it again.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Then they should be told in no uncertain terms - NO - look what happened last time. This is also the reason for full public involvement in the process - so that those with experience in dealing with the used car sales person can speak out with a true voice of reason.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I would say that they are going to need to amp the laws and sentencing.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I am at this point in time happy to see the announcement of the protest gathering at the Department of Justice. As far as for punishment? I think doing the Madoff retribution would be quite effective.

I've Gone to rags from riches...................

Yeah I think that would likely help.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28487) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

unseat Governor Scott Walker and his extremist cronies in the Wisconsin State Senate.

From : People for the American Way.

Dear Dan,

The races in Wisconsin are neck and neck. So it’s time to kick this campaign into high gear!

Every American concerned about protecting our rights and values must join together right now to unseat Governor Scott Walker and his extremist cronies in the Wisconsin State Senate. We must show the Radical Right that we will not let them trample Americans' rights -- not in Wisconsin and not anywhere.

http://site.pfaw.org/site/R?i=AX92xct5VPq7ns9gYGqWug

The Koch brothers and other corporate special interests are throwing huge sums of cash into saving their man in the governor's mansion, Scott Walker ... using their deep pockets to smear progressive candidates and sway voters with misleading distortions.

We cannot back down. Not when there is so much on the line. We're almost half way to our 2012 membership goal, but have 9,662 to go. Please renew your membership today so we can put your contribution to work defeating Governor Walker and his policies of extremism.

You’ve heard how Walker denied women their reproductive freedoms ... eliminated equal pay protections for the Wisconsin citizens who need them most ... and rolled back the collective bargaining rights of teachers and prison guards.

What's more, Walker’s attacks are so extreme, even some members of his own party are trying to ditch his cruel and radical agenda. In fact, to assuage concerns over his potential extremism, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Washington State, Rob McKenna, said, "I'm not Scott Walker."

The backlash against Walker’s extremism -- and pressure from devoted PFAW members like you -- has been a wake-up call for some members of the GOP. But we cannot stop there.

By ousting Walker from Wisconsin in June, we'll drive home the message to all members of the GOP that they cannot get away with denying Americans their rights.

Dan, please become one of the 9,662 newly renewed members we need standing with us against the Radical Right -- and stand up for American values -- with your membership renewal contribution today.

Together, we can -- and we will -- Recall the Right in Wisconsin, and pave the way for more progressive victories in November. Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Michael B. Keegan signature Michael Keegan, President

[-] 2 points by ClearTarget (216) 2 years ago

How about that trickle down economics! Surely those huge tax breaks will generate more jobs - oh wait =X

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Job loss is what the GOP and it's Neolibe(R)tarian infiltrators are all about..

http://host.madison.com/ct/business/biz_beat/biz-beat-madison-a-leader-in-construction-job-losses/article_26d912fc-8d85-11e1-a51a-0019bb2963f4.html

It's not just teachers either.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4744) 2 years ago

Hi GirlFriday, Thank you for getting the truth out. Best Regards

[-] 2 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

LOL, talk about a RepubliFAIL!

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

It doesn't end.

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[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

Does anyone have numbers on how the wealthiest in this state are faring? Something tells me they are probably seeing gains even while the state has fallen into the dumps.

[-] 1 points by Teacher12 (-33) 2 years ago

WISCONSIN MARCH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINES TO 6.8 PERCENT Preliminary BLS estimates: More employed, fewer jobless compared to year ago MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary data for March, showing Wisconsin’s unemployment rate declined to 6.8 percent (seasonally adjusted) from February. Compared to a year ago, more people are working. “Wisconsin’s March preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent, after holding at 6.9 percent for two months,” Secretary Reggie Newson said. “A year ago, the rate was 7.6 percent. With unemployment rates not this low since 2008, Wisconsin’s economic picture continues to improve.” “In addition, the same BLS survey data show more people are working today than a year ago,” Secretary Newson continued. “Approximately 18,500 more Wisconsin residents are employed compared to March 2011.”

[-] 0 points by Craiggiedangit (99) 2 years ago

If Snot Walker's job numbers speak for everyone else in his party, do O-Bomb-ya's job numbers speak for everyone else in his party?

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[-] -2 points by gforz (-43) 2 years ago

I've never seen a bigger conflating of all types of statistics in my life. I LOVE Scott Walker. Here's the deal: It mentions job loss, but doesn't distinguish between private sector and public sector. According to MSNBC, while Walker has only created 5900 overall jobs since he took office, so far this year he has created 15,600, unemployment is starting to decrease, from 6.9 to 6.8, which shows his policies are starting to pay off even though many more jobs are necessary and desired. Of COURSE you are going to see a drop in overall employment when you start to get rid of the fat and dismantle some of the entrenched bureaucracy in the public sector paid for with taxpayer money. You will see that start to stabilize soon. I'd also like to comment on the war of words between the Illinois governor and the liberal press against Walker, as if they could possibly convince anyone except far left idealogues of any of this. The job creation in Illinois comes largely from jobs created in automobile factories, and by a company that makes railcars, Talgo I think it is, following the "free" government money down to Illinois. Takes real courage as a governor to take almost a billion handed to you for "free". This is another attempt to prop up a state that is bankrupt with the tax dollars of people in other states. A total sop to the unions. Don't worry, though. It's just the last spasms of a dying philosophy.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I just want to make sure that I heard you correctly. The only jobs that count are those in the private sector?

[-] -3 points by gforz (-43) 2 years ago

As I said, no one except far left idealogues. You would be one of those.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Ah, you are another little Koch whore. Good to know.

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[-] -3 points by TheMisfit (48) 2 years ago

Wait a second here. Walker has been in office less time than Obama has been the POTUS, yet all the bad in Wisconsin today is Walker's fault while all the bad under Obama is still Bush's fault. The two faced hypocrisy of the left/OWS is overwhelming.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Walker is owned by the Koch brothers. It's a problem. Nice try at deflection though.

[-] -3 points by TheMisfit (48) 2 years ago

Deflection? I just want to know when the same standards are to be applied. If Walker is the cause of Wisconsin's ills today, then it stands to reason the Obama is the cause of the ills in the US.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

No it doesn't. Again: Nice attempt.

[-] -3 points by TheMisfit (48) 2 years ago

You are the one deflecting by not giving an answer.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

You want to talk about Obama or any other up for election? Start your own thread. I know many of you clowns like to talk about state rights but know a damn thing about state issues.

Wanna act like a jack ass? Great! Go be a jack ass. Just don't expect people like me to put up with your ignorant bull shit.

[-] -2 points by TheMisfit (48) 2 years ago

Well, I see that, once again, you are too emotional to have a conversation with. You may continue with your pointless rants for all to see.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I see that you have merely just changed user names. Again.

[-] -1 points by TheMisfit (48) 2 years ago

Many posters have to change their user name when the self proclaimed defenders of the 99% see fit to censor any and all that they don't agree with. Now go spread your anger and hate somewhere else. It has no place in a civilized conversation.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

You mean that you trolled often and eventually were slammed so hard that it was embarrassing. You then decided to change names. Gotcha.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Neolibe(R)tarians are the cause of Wisconsin's problems.

They just hate it when other people expect to get paid.