Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Walker had his Illinois media moment in the sun

This blog has noted two recent heavy slams at Walker by Illinois media - - both in the Chicago Tribune - - with a focus on his failed jobs and growth policies.

But let's not forget that this Illinois outlet gave Walker all the space he needed to brag about (and hang himself) his executive and business leadership skills more than three years ago:

Gov. Walker says business hiring will skyrocket after he wins recall election
A theme amplified by Walker valet and State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos: 
RACINE – Once June 5 hits and Gov. Scott Walker is securely re-elected, “our economy is going to take off like a rocket,” state Rep. Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said Monday during a meeting with The Journal Times Editorial Board.
And noted often on this blog, for the record, along with a representation of said rocket:
Such as the falling rocket-propelled arrows stuck in Hatay

But back to the story in which Walker was in Illinois and bragged to a business group about his management skills. How laughably ironic do these words appear now that Walker can add a non-budget in place as the fiscal year ends tonight, along with a missed job creation numbers and one state debt payment:
"The best thing we can do for government is provide stability, certainty." 


Anonymous said...

And here if the 2015 the job outlook.

2015 layoffs already exceed at 1/2 year those of 2014. Projected to be 13,000 job losses in the state for 2015. 6,685 so far, is higher than the total number for both 2012 (6,511) and 2014 (6,186).

So Vos, when will the economy of the state take off like a rocket?

Anonymous said...

Walker Translation App: rocket = submarine.

Alois said...

See, here's the problem: In the old days, companies used to feel an obligation to the United States of America, the country that had made them rich and prosperous. That meant taking some of the cream revenue they raked in and hiring more people (at decent wages and benefits) and building new infrastructure. None of that happens now. The cream revenue (and a lot of the rest of it) goes to gutting employment and lining the pockets of top management. None of it matters in the end because said company can hire people in the third world to do the same work at 19 cents an hour. And when the company starts to tank, you can sell it to a multinational conglomerate and retire to the Cayman Islands.

There's no future for the United States until we start to demand an end to the bottomless death spiral the Republican Party has slated for us. There are some mighty big powers at play that want all the money in their pockets that used to be in ours--through our own honest labors. If we don't stand up for our rights, they will be taken from us.

Wisconsin is a test laboratory. With Fitzgerald et al. talking about "special sessions" of the Legislature to deal with prevailing wage, does anyone want to bet me that Wisconsin take-home pay is about to take yet another hit? And where do you think that extra money is going?

Not to our schools. You can take that to the bank.