Sunday, June 14, 2015

Business news site gives Walker's Wisconsin a 'Worst'

The data-driven story about Wisconsin's worst-in-the-nation percentage shrinking of the middle-class - - with Walker's hostile push for multiple anti-worker measures adding fuel to the fire - - got some publicity a few weeks ago, but I see the story and data today again on the Business Cheat Sheet website:
1. Wisconsin: -5.7% 
The clear winner (or loser) in the race to the bottom has been Wisconsin, losing 5.7% of its middle class households since 2000. Average median income has dropped by roughly $9,000 annually, and costs of living have gone up as well. There have also been many political battles that have not worked in the middle class’s favor.
Governor Scott Walker gutted many of the state’s unions — which has a big effect on the middle class — and all signs seem to indicate that he will aim to implement similar policies. Like Ohio, Wisconsin’s makeup was particularly vulnerable to a recession, and the proof is in the numbers.
I'll add it to the growing list of national and comprehensive reports on the true state of affairs in the state which Walker is wrecking, yet campaigning across the glove as it he were a success.

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