Saturday, October 22, 2011

Classic Friday Bad News Data Dump: State Says Walker 250,000 Jobs Pledge Will Fail Bigtime

So says his own Department of Revenue, but on a Friday, hoping, praying that on a leafy, fall Saturday people will be absorbed with the Badgers, Sunday with the Packers and still distracted Monday with all that water cooler"'how-'bout-them-Badgers-and Packers" talk.

Let's catch you up.

Reports the AP:

The Revenue Department report says Wisconsin employment will not return to the peak of 2.9 million jobs seen in 2008 until early 2015. Even if that pans out, that's only about 100,000 more jobs than when Walker took office.
You could see this coming, as on Thursday, I wrote:

Employment In Walker's Wisconsin Going In Reverse

New negative numbers are making Walker's 250,000 new jobs/10,000 new businesses pledge looking, what...rhetorical at best? Or politically-inspired, unattainable, or fill in the _____________.
Anticipating the inevitable backtracking from his signature campaign promise that helped achieve his 'landslide' at 52% - - a pledge trumpeted right on schedule by every Walker cheerleader with an agenda and a laptop, sample here  - - and given his career-long habit of bobbing and weaving away from responsibilities, I made sure last Monday to post Walker's pledge copied from his campaign website, so here it is for posterity:

And Don't Forget, Scott Walker's 250,000 Jobs Promise Had A Part Two

That would be creating also 10,000 new businesses. That's what he said on very own campaign website, and since he has a poor personal relationship with facts, memory and follow-through, let's make sure we help him remember both parts of the big bumper-sticker promise that helped him win the Governorship.
Check it out for yerselves:

Scott Walker Unveils Plan to Bring 250,000 Jobs and 10,000 New Businesses to Wisconsin by 2015

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tells Business Leaders “People Create Jobs, Not Government”

Madison – Scott Walker, Milwaukee County executive and candidate for governor, announced today at the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) Gubernatorial Candidate Forum his ambitious plan to bring 250,000 jobs and 10,000 new businesses to Wisconsin by 2015....
Today, Walker is exposed. Circle the date and post it on your refrigerator.

Even the finger-pointing/talking-point word salad served by Walker's spokesman was tired and limp.
"We also need to break through the wet blanket of the national economy," Werwie said. "Our plan is to work together to help the private sector create jobs and remain laser focused on continually improving Wisconsin's business climate."

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