Tuesday, August 27, 2013

You Knew Walker Would Weasel Away From The 250,000 Jobs Pledge, And...

Here it is:

As media reported yesterday:

Walker backs off campaign jobs pledge at Merrill stop
On Monday in Merrill, he carefully backed away from the specific number.

"My goal wasn't so much to hit a magic number as much as it was, in the four years before I took office, when I was campaigning, I saw that we lost over 133,000 jobs in the state. I said, 'it's really not about jobs, it's about real people, real jobs like those here, and more importantly, affecting real families all across the state,'" Walker said.
Here's Walker telling Mike Gousha the number is for real, that its the base number, not the ceiling.

The weaseling began a while ago, too, as I noted earlier:
One mention of the promises is now blocked on his campaign website.

I'd posted that link in an earlier posting:
Also, he said the state during the same period would see the creation of 10,000 new businesses.

That was on his 2010 campaign website (now deleted; word echo "to to" in the original)

Scott’s Plan to to Help the People of Wisconsin Create 250,000 Jobs

Download Scott's Plan
Scott Walker Brown BagOne of the keys to the future of our state’s economy is setting and meeting goals. For too long, politicians and bureaucrats have taken the state’s economy for granted and delayed action until a business was on the verge of declaring bankruptcy or moving to a new state. Instead of reacting to each crisis as it comes, I will develop strategies for creating 250,000 new jobs and 10,000 new businesses by 2015.

Hello, PolitiFact: The people are calling.


Gareth said...

It's odd, the way he talks about "real people", as though he isn't one, as though he standing separate from us, on another plane of existence, looking down upon the "real people". I suppose that spending too much time with the Koch brothers might do strange things to one's perspective, but I think it's something else. He has inadvertently opened a window into his personality and Democrats would do well in 2014 to hire a team of psychologists to exploit it.

Anonymous said...

the ex-eagle scout did not earn his Merrill badge with this statement!

gnarlytrombone said...

"Walker's press secretary, Tom Evenson, called Newswatch 12 on Tuesday, and asked if we could be persuaded to take Monday's story off our website."

They just can't help but pile fail upon fail.