Scott Walker, Herbert Hoover 2.0
Turns out that while attributed to him, the politically-challenged Herbert Hoover did not actually say "prosperity is just around the corner" - - though you can see why it was laid at his historical doorstep.
But fact-challenged Scott Walker, despite dismal employment and growth rankings did just say he'd "we reformed our way to prosperity."
Where exactly does our own Herbert Hoover reincarnated see this prosperity in economically-stagnant Wisconsin, other than on talking point cards.?
The truth has never been an obstacle for Walker. What makes me weary is that people don't seem to be able to sift through what is truth and what are out and out lies. We get what we allow to happen to us. Democrats were lazy and complacent and this is what we have now. The damage will be with this state for a long, long time.
"Reading off his cards" is a good description of Walker. He has not a clue what's going on in the world outside RW bubble land.
Unfortunately, many Republican voters don't care about facts either, and would rather sucker themselves into believing instead of dealing with the FAILURE that is Walkers policies. Tgen again, these same weaklings thought Romney would win as well.
It's the DPW's and the media's fault that these delusional and dishonest fools aren't being laughed off the stage for being as clueless as they are.
Jake is right about the bubble.
Walker sees the prosperity in his own bank accounts, and the 2016 prospects his handlers and toadies tell him he has.
...or you could think about cracking open a history book. (and if there's a book on intellectual integrity go find a comfy chair)
Did you see this from Wednesday's New York Times (editorial)?
"On Medicaid, education and many other issues, the map of the United States is becoming a patchwork of conscience and callousness. People on one side of a state line have access to health care, strong public schools and colleges, and good transportation systems, while those on the other side do not. The breakdown of a sense of national unity in Washington is now reflected across the country, as more than two dozen states begin to abandon traditions of responsible government.
The one virtue of a patchwork is that better examples are not far away. When residents begin to realize the grass is much greener on the other side of the state line, budget-slashing lawmakers will be under pressure to either change their ways or change jobs."
[Read more here: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/opinion/the-split-between-the-states.html]
"When residents begin to realize the grass is much greener on the other side of the state line,..."
Wisconsin has always had the best social programs that attracted people from all over the US, particularly Illinois and Indiana. You go where you can to get the best government programs for free. Florida is out to beat us now.
Wisconsin has always had the best social programs that attracted people from all over the US, particularly Illinois and Indiana
Although this is a common consrvative anti-social safety net mantra, there isn't much in the way of actual real world evidence to support this idea. The voices in your head don't count.
People do, however, move for jobs. And Walker is doing a bang-up job ensuring that people don't move to Wisconsin for THOSE.
Jeebus. This is the only site I ever visit where I forget to italicize my quotes.
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