Another failing jobs report, more Walker finger-pointing.
Asked Thursday about new numbers showing Wisconsin lagging in job growth, Gov. Scott Walker pointed to the uncertainty he said business owners felt because of the political tumult that rocked Wisconsin early in his term.That one's getting old and moldy.
Remember this from last May:
Walker blamed the state's employment woes on the recalls, saying employers are hesitant to add jobs during times of political uncertainty but that there would be a "dramatic turnaround" after June 5.He needs to look to his actions that took jobs, resources and synergy right out of the economy - - his scuttling of hundreds of millions of dollars in labor-intensive rail line construction and train manufacturing, stalling wind farm installations and slashing the take-home pay of and main street spending by tens of thousands of public employees.
"There is a tremendous enthusiasm built up for additional jobs," he said. "I think you're going to see a tremendous takeoff."
Great analysis by a Milwaukee economist, here:
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has repeatedly written that the state’s lack of job creation and weak economic and income growth is inexplicable. This report makes it clear that Wisconsin's weak economic performance is the direct result of Walker’s austerity economics - - massive cuts in state aid to local governments, public schools, tech colleges and the UW system. It will be interesting to see if the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the economic mystery of Wisconsin’s subpar economic growth has been solved.This is hardly the way to build credibility for an unintimidated run for national office - - though it would be interesting to see the results of national economics writers spending time here and picking apart Walker's disastrous flirtation with Grover Norquist's ruinous, anti-government governance.