About Walker's 250,000 New Jobs Pledge...Some Sunlight
Once upon a time, Walker's 250,000 new jobs pledge was his mantra:
"I want my Cabinet secretaries to have branded across their heads, '250,000 jobs,'" Walker said at a December 2010 meeting of the Dairy Business Association. "I want them to know their job is on the line because my job is on the line to create 250,000 jobs in the private sector."
Well, Walker's not touting that bit of fancy much these days, as the goal is unattainable.
In fact, on Walker's official website, under "Creating Jobs," we get this instead of the number, the pledge and the prediction:
Creating jobs is about more than just a campaign promise.But a version (call it "Scott the Facilitator") is still there in his campaign bio:
Governor Walker remains committed to helping Wisconsin’s private sector create 250,000 jobs by 2015.Not quite ""my job is on the line to create 250,000 jobs in the private sector...."
But read and copy it before it goes the way of error message 404, as that's where links in this item lead you now:
...you can find the pledge on the 17th of 19 pages at the "Press Releases" link:
I've posted about it several times...and this is where on his site to find it, including this intro:
Scott Walker Unveils Plan to Bring 250,000 Jobs and 10,000 New Businesses to Wisconsin by 2015Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Duck and Cover, under way....
Perhaps the Cabinet Secretaries refused the forehead branding . . . .
It's not some distant historical campaign promise. Walker re-made the 250,000 jobs promise a *lot* more recently than 2010.
After the election... after the protests... during the signature-gathering phase of the recall... during the recall campaign in 2012... after the recall campaign (!)... and after New Year 2013, even.
January 29th, 2013, to be precise. http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2013/01/walker-transform-milwaukee-will.html?page=all :
“We’re going to get to 250,000 jobs at the beginning of 2015,” he said.
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