Mitt Romney Thursday pledged to create 3,000,000 new jobs in the fossil fuel sector if he is elected president.
In Wisconsin, you can hear a collective snicker and snort, as we remember Scott Walker's all-PR/no substance pledge to create 250,000 private sector jobs in Wisconsin after four years in office.
Great ad copy - - just no performance.
He's than one third of the way through that four year term - - during which about 80,000 new jobs would have kept him on pace - - but he's falling far, far short, according to PolitiFact's continuing analysis:
So far in 2012, the monthly numbers show a net increase of 2,400 jobs.Even the Wisconsin Department of Revenue said the 250,000 number would not be met.
When considered with the census numbers, the state has created an estimated 21,951 jobs since Walker took office. That means the state will need to create 228,049 more jobs before the end of Walker's term in 2014 for him to achieve his goal. (Here is our graphic monitoring changes).
As I said, you can hear what we think of the Romney/Walker approach.