Grover Norquist-Style State Planning Killing Jobs In Wisconsin
Republican State Senate leader Scott Fitzgerald, currently facing a probable recall election in the spring, signals deeper cuts in the 2013-'15 state budget, assuming he and Scott Walker survive their recall campaigns. and are in control of the government.
So cutting the most money per-pupil out of local schools among all the states, and coming in at number three nationally in cuts to higher education weren't political satisfaction for these guys at the expense of teachers while snuffing out main street spending?
Six straight months of rising unemployment in Wisconsin while hiring is up nationally? Do they not see a relationship between their budget cuts, micro-management of local public budgets and the loss of business activity and hiring statewide?
Grover Norquist, the anti-taxation Washington, DC power broker who wants government shrunk to fit into a bathtub, then drowned, would be pleased with Wisconsin's lurch to the far-right under Walker and the Fitzgerald brothers, which means these small-government ideologues are comfortable with the unemployment that results when billions in purchasing power is withdrawn from the economy.
Their state planning is failing.
Austerity policy is driving the UK into a worse economy than they had in the Great Depression. http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2012/01/the-british-economy-is-now-doing-worse-than-it-did-in-the-great-depression.html
I can't see Walker's drown the government in the bathtub policy as any different. And for that matter, I have been looking at the recent job postings on the Wisconsin Job Center web site. A huge portion of them are in Illinois and Minnesota.
To quote the director of a school solely for the mentally challenged and disabled after learning the State would be slashing their funding by 75%:
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