Thursday, July 28, 2011

Walker, Truthiness And WI Club For Growth Are Not On Parallel Tracks

This time, it's dancing away from their claim that Wisconsin netted half the new jobs created in the US last month. [Update: a claim which PolitiFact Thursday morning ruled "False." D'oh!]

As I've said before, I don't know how these Walker people sleep at night. If they're awake, they might want to call their pals at the Wisconsin Club For Growth and tell them their Wednesday email's got some problems:

...half the new jobs created in the United States during June were created here.
That’s not a typo.  The entire U.S. economy created a net 18,000 new jobs in June.  Wisconsin created almost 13,000 in the private sector and shed about 3,000 in the public sector for a net gain of about 9,500.
Walker & Co.'s unfamiliarity with the truth and basic standards of fact-based governing is really shocking.


Anonymous said...

See it, believe it. 1000 jobs lost in the EC metro area in June. Not that you'd probably consider this to be "metro" but you know...we do.

But this should get a little publicity - shouldn't it? geeeez.

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe that the entire US produced a mere 18,000 jobs.

How about using the forced retirements of countless public servants in Wisconsin as job losses caused by Walker's bomb.