Friday, April 24, 2015

Walker scrubs 100,000 jobs from talking points

Wisconsinites know well the history of Scott Walker's signature, first-term failure to create 250,000 new private-sector jobs.

Here's a link with 2/23/2010 information from his then-campaign website recovered archivally, as other links to it produce nothing:
Scott Walker Unveils Plan to Bring 250,000 Jobs and 10,000 New Businesses to Wisconsin by 2015
Walker repeated the pledge throughout his 2010 gubernatorial campaign, the Journal Sentinel used it as the lede for its endorsement editorial that year, and Walker reaffirmed it during his 2012 gubernatorial campaign, too.

But Walker's boast never materialized, the Journal Sentinel rated it a promise broken, and Wisconsin still lags the country in new jobs added, data show.

So how does Walker, having had almost unbroken control of all branches of the government, and having used every tax-cutting, targeted spending, subsidy-offering trick in the GOP playbook to boost employment confront the true facts as tries to sell his record to national audiences?

And how does he mask that jobs added in Wisconsin on his watch are in low-wage categories, and when matched with his signature on 'right-to-work' legislation, and his refusal to boost the minimum wage, means the state workforce and the outlook are more or less permanently mired in recession-era reality?

Just change that 250,000 number to 150,000 and brag on that.

As he did on Twitter today to unsuspecting, less-informed readers:

Wisconsin job growth realized. Positive growth in Wisconsin starting on Day One. - TW
And, oh - - about those 10,000 new businesses which he promised and has said he wants credit for creating?

Turns out Walker is counting personal LLC's, and even non-profits, like Girl Scout troops, birdwatchers and Little League teams, records and published reports have shown.


Dr. Morbius said...

Many of the LLCs are being formed to hold the assets and operations of corporations so that the Manufacturing Tax credit can be passed through to the personal income tax filings of the owners--no additional employees, just less tax revenue for Wisconsin.

Anonymous said...

And if you believe this Iowa, I have a bridge...

"Walker spoke to reporters Friday after addressing voters at an event for U.S. Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa). He told them that if he runs for president, he will campaign in Iowa up until November 2016 — and not just through the state's crucial caucus in the early part of the year.

"We wouldn't be here just for the caucus," Walker said. "We'd be back here for the full haul all the way through November of 2016 because I think it's important that if a Republican is going to win the presidency, the path to win the presidency for a Republican comes through the Midwest."

Jake formerly of the LP said...

He's missing two words from that chart.


Walker is clearly feeling the heat from his failed record, if he's trying this kind of weak sauce.