Posted 7 years ago on April 25, 2012, 8:51 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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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