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(Leader-Telegram)   Thanks to the strong, visionary, pro-business policies of Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been transformed into a job-creator's paradise with a booming economy-just kidding, they've dropped to 44th in the country in private-sector job creation   (leadertelegram.com) divider line 190
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2013-03-29 01:20:56 PM
It's almost like nothing in Republican policy actually encourages job creation.  It is very good at reducing revenues and increasing debt, but nothing else.
 
2013-03-29 01:24:30 PM
What this fails to register is that  if a business needs employees -they can just get them from prison labor. No hiring necessary!
 
2013-03-29 01:32:11 PM
You mean institutin policies that have never wormed in the past didn't work now? Who could have seen this coming?
Oh yeah. Everyone not on a Koch binge.
 
2013-03-29 01:32:19 PM
Unless it turns around pretty quickly in WI, Walker & Co. are going to have a bad time in 2014.
 
2013-03-29 01:37:29 PM
...or, put another way, it's doing exactly what anyone who ever took an economics class could have predicted it would do. Quelle surfarkingprise.
 
2013-03-29 01:57:32 PM
and this is one of their top men to run in 2016.  good luck with that.
 
2013-03-29 02:16:24 PM
That's just because they didn't cut taxes on the wealthy enough!
 
2013-03-29 02:16:53 PM
Yeah, the recovery the rest of you got never happened here. Walker showed up as the recession was starting to pick up for everyone else and we missed out on everything.
 
2013-03-29 02:16:59 PM

ManateeGag: and this is one of their top men to run in 2016.  good luck with that.


The bench for the GOP on the national level is pretty hilarious these days, I gotta admit.
 
2013-03-29 02:17:13 PM
Top.
profs.wisc.edu
Men.
 
2013-03-29 02:21:09 PM

ManateeGag: and this is one of their top men to run in 2016.  good luck with that.


Oh, yeah, he's already working on the 'Dead Giveaway That I'm Running For President' manifesto disguised as a book. He's only going to run for re-election in 2014 so he won't have 'former Governor' as his job title during his run. Not that losing is going to stop him from running.
 
2013-03-29 02:21:56 PM

SilentStrider: You mean institutin policies that have never wormed in the past didn't work now? Who could have seen this coming?
Oh yeah. Everyone not on a Koch binge.


Wow, the mistakes in this post really provoke the imagination.
 
2013-03-29 02:23:01 PM

bronyaur1: Unless it turns around pretty quickly in WI, Walker & Co. are going to have a bad time in 2014.


Maybe a hurricane will hit Wisconsin and nobody will notice what a shiatty job he's done.

It worked for Christie.
 
2013-03-29 02:23:17 PM
media.benefitspro.com
But, but... Tax cuts for corporations are good and Unions are baaad.
 
2013-03-29 02:25:17 PM
Yeah. I'm a teacher, and our Union made a stink about this douche.

Honestly, Unions have their problems, but they are a very, very valuable institution.
 
2013-03-29 02:25:51 PM
I just ordered something from a company in WI so this can't be true.
 
2013-03-29 02:26:05 PM
oh, and i guess it's just a coincidence that obamakilljobscare is just starting to take effect...
 
2013-03-29 02:26:47 PM
Now corporations will come streaming into the state. Because people will be desperate enough to take any wage and work under any conditions.

Isn't this what the majority voted for?
 
2013-03-29 02:31:40 PM
I sure wish someone could have told the State of Wisconsin this was going to happen. Then they probably could have protested or something.
 
2013-03-29 02:31:53 PM
I have no sympathy for dumb inbreds who live in Wisconsin, you elected the potatohead and then when given the opportunity to rectify matters you chose not to.
 
2013-03-29 02:33:22 PM
Repeal child labor laws. That'll fix everything.
 
2013-03-29 02:36:19 PM

ScaryBottles: I have no sympathy for dumb inbreds who live in Wisconsin, you elected the potatohead and then when given the opportunity to rectify matters you chose not to.


Wrong!  They make CHEESE in Wisconsin.
They are CHEDDAR HEADS.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-29 02:37:05 PM
To be fair, we're talking rust belt here, and they've been crashing since like 2006.  I'm not entirely sure we can blame Walker entirely for the trend continuing.  The companies centered in the region seem pretty intent on suicide environment regardless.

That said, he hasn't really helped, no.
 
2013-03-29 02:37:43 PM

Lost Thought 00: Repeal child labor laws. That'll fix everything.


And debtors prisons, too.
 
2013-03-29 02:39:04 PM
I'm pretty sure NPR's Planet Money and/or This American Life did a bit on "The jobs are projected to come even if he doesn't do anything, so can he really take credit for them?"

So his interventionist policies have driven jobs away? I get to use this graphic again. I think it's from something by Nassim Taleb

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Before I read the article I thought "Well, it's been winter. No one starts outdoor projects in winter in Wisconsin." But yeah, he's not been that great.
 
2013-03-29 02:40:55 PM
Since when do Republican policies actually work.
 
2013-03-29 02:41:22 PM
"Wisconsin now has a projected $484 million budget surplus. Walker has proposed $343 million income tax cut in his budget."
But not pay off all the debt or put some in a rainy day fund (that might be there ...).
I am actually surprised that the cuts weren't 520 million, because a deficit leads to more job growth.
On the plus-side, way to go with the surplus!!
Alas, like the feds, rather than do something useful, they will piss it away.
http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-wisconsin-debt -c lock.html
WAIT WAIT WAIT
This says that wisconsin has massive debt. Why arent they paying their bills first??
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/state_spending_2013WIbn
so no actual surplus, just a pretend surplus

Why are we not allowed to kill these people again?
Surplus is what you have after you pay ALL of your bills including your debt.
ARSEHOLES
 
2013-03-29 02:44:50 PM
Republicans are already lining up to blame this on Democrats...

"The reason Walker's policies haven't worked is because they weren't allowed to work because Democrats interfered with them. If they had been left alone, Wisconsin would have full employment and would be a place the rest of the country would be flocking to because there would be more jobs than people...but those damned DEMOCRATS ruined everything!"

THIS is what Republicans REALLY believe..
 
2013-03-29 02:45:07 PM
When your plans aren't working then that just means that you aren't doing them enough.

We need to go deeper.
 
2013-03-29 02:46:24 PM

ScaryBottles: I have no sympathy for dumb inbreds who live in Wisconsin, you elected the potatohead and then when given the opportunity to rectify matters you chose not to.


Basically came here to say this.

There's really nothing else to say. This is what Wisconsins actually want so who are we to judge?
 
2013-03-29 02:46:39 PM

NateGrey: Since when do Republican policies actually work.


Trickle-down theory did exactly what is was supposed to do. It's not Reagan's fault you and I weren't the designated targets.
 
2013-03-29 02:48:38 PM
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Suck it, Wisconsin.
 
2013-03-29 02:51:55 PM
He'll probably be re-elected in any case, unless a real name Democrat steps up to the plate to run against him who can draw big-money donors. Walker has lots of campaign money. Right now nobody is committing and there seems to be a real shortage of Democratic political talent in the state at the moment. I think the government is more conservative than most of the residents are,
 
2013-03-29 02:52:46 PM

Jim_Callahan: To be fair, we're talking rust belt here, and they've been crashing since like 2006.  I'm not entirely sure we can blame Walker entirely for the trend continuing.  The companies centered in the region seem pretty intent on suicide environment regardless.

That said, he hasn't really helped, no.


Rustbelt? Rustbelt? Then why did TFA say that Michigan and Ohio were #11 & #13?
 
2013-03-29 02:54:30 PM

ScaryBottles: I have no sympathy for dumb inbreds who live in Wisconsin, you elected the potatohead and then when given the opportunity to rectify matters you chose not to.


Yup.  I'm from Wisconsin, and though we're not really inbreds, we did elect this trash.  People, myself included, tried to do what we could to point out that this is exactly what was going to happen if Walker's ridiculous policies were allowed to be put in place.

The thing is, Wisconsin is a much more racist state than people think.  Granted, it's not Mississippi-levels of racial animosity, but it's up there, and the election of a black president in DC played a HUGE role in the election of Wisconsin Republicans.  There are just too many under-educated, white, rural voters out there whose minds are, unfortunately, trapped in the 1950s, and the Republicans easily exploited that ignorance and intolerance by showcasing a vision of a non-existent, unattainable America where the uppity black man would be legislated back into his place and into his silence.

Unfortunately, I wish, more than anything, that this disgusting mindset only existed in Wisconsin, but it's splattered like frat-house puke across this country from sea to shining sea, and the only thing we should take take away from it is that no.  America really wasn't ready for a black president, and so long as this collective intolerance seeps into and shapes our politics, this nation really doesn't deserve to succeed or even survive.
 
2013-03-29 02:55:13 PM

zappaisfrank: Republicans are already lining up to blame this on Democrats...

"The reason Walker's policies haven't worked is because they weren't allowed to work because Democrats interfered with them. If they had been left alone, Wisconsin would have full employment and would be a place the rest of the country would be flocking to because there would be more jobs than people...but those damned DEMOCRATS ruined everything!"

THIS is what Republicans REALLY believe..


The best the republicans can come up with FTFA is "Things are just about to get better"

as of now, the Republicans control the State House, State Senate, Gov, and even the state supreme court.  Yet the best they have come up with so far is a Mining bill that circumvents a lot of regulations so a Mine can be set up in the north.  HOORAY TO GERRYMANDERING!
 
2013-03-29 02:56:02 PM

NateGrey: Since when do Republican policies actually work.


Since Eisenhower and Teddy Roosevelt. Well, you asked.
 
2013-03-29 02:56:06 PM
Job creator has been redefined as "take money from the poor and middle class to make yourself richer"
 
2013-03-29 02:58:34 PM

rtaylor92: ScaryBottles: I have no sympathy for dumb inbreds who live in Wisconsin, you elected the potatohead and then when given the opportunity to rectify matters you chose not to.

Basically came here to say this.

There's really nothing else to say. This is what Wisconsins actually want so who are we to judge?


I have said this before, as a Native Chedderhead it wasn't because we elected mr douchebag,  It was because the only other choice was ANOTHER politician (Barrett) from Milwaukee that only got on the ballot because everyone in Milwaukee likes him, even if the rest of the state is still kinda "Meh" about Tom Barrett
 
2013-03-29 02:58:54 PM
Don't worry, it will trickle down eventually.
 
2013-03-29 02:58:55 PM

bronyaur1: Unless it turns around pretty quickly in WI, Walker & Co. are going to have a bad time in 2014.


Nah. The dems will just put up another Milwaukee democrat that can't get any votes outside of Milwaukee and Madison.
 
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2013-03-29 03:04:12 PM

ScaryBottles: I have no sympathy for dumb inbreds who live in Wisconsin, you elected the potatohead and then when given the opportunity to rectify matters you chose not to.


Maybe you should.
Just a thought.
 
2013-03-29 03:04:50 PM

kkinnison: I have said this before, as a Native Chedderhead it wasn't because we elected mr douchebag,  It was because the only other choice was ANOTHER politician (Barrett) from Milwaukee that only got on the ballot because everyone in Milwaukee likes him, even if the rest of the state is still kinda "Meh" about Tom Barrett


that's all well and good, but in the evaluation between 'meh' and 'i think this guy is crazy' isn't really supposed to be a hard comparison, is it?
 
2013-03-29 03:07:06 PM

namatad: "Wisconsin now has a projected $484 million budget surplus. Walker has proposed $343 million income tax cut in his budget."
But not pay off all the debt or put some in a rainy day fund (that might be there ...).
I am actually surprised that the cuts weren't 520 million, because a deficit leads to more job growth.
On the plus-side, way to go with the surplus!!
Alas, like the feds, rather than do something useful, they will piss it away.
http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-wisconsin-debt -c lock.html
WAIT WAIT WAIT
This says that wisconsin has massive debt. Why arent they paying their bills first??
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/state_spending_2013WIbn
so no actual surplus, just a pretend surplus

Why are we not allowed to kill these people again?
Surplus is what you have after you pay ALL of your bills including your debt.
ARSEHOLES


Not only that, but as I recall, the only reason we have a surplus or anything close to a balanced budget is because his budget deferred payments on existing debts until the next budget cycle. (Don't have a source handy to back that up though)
 
2013-03-29 03:07:45 PM
The country just went through four years of Taxbongo policies.  Of course his state's numbers dropped, you morons.
 
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2013-03-29 03:12:22 PM

Mike_LowELL: The country just went through four years of Taxbongo policies.  Of course his state's numbers dropped, you morons.


Troll or not, This is not an uncommon lie told by Republicans.
But not Scott Walker.  He blames the protests and recall attempt.  Which he predicted happening.
This was simply part of his actual plan.
 
2013-03-29 03:12:56 PM

ScaryBottles: I have no sympathy for dumb inbreds who live in Wisconsin, you elected the potatohead and then when given the opportunity to rectify matters you chose not to.


I live in Wisconsin and you are very correct. The people here are morons and proud of it. There are pockets of intelligence in Madison and that's about it. I'm shocked that it went for Obama this time. It's a lot like Michigan, the educated people are leaving. Sad really.

About the time Texas goes blue, Wisconsin and Michigan are going to be an inbred red state like Kentucky.
 
2013-03-29 03:13:39 PM
I lost all my faith in Wisconsin Democratic voters showing up to vote during the recall.
 
2013-03-29 03:14:31 PM

zappaisfrank: Republicans are already lining up to blame this on Democrats...

"The reason Walker's policies haven't worked is because they weren't allowed to work because Democrats interfered with them. If they had been left alone, Wisconsin would have full employment and would be a place the rest of the country would be flocking to because there would be more jobs than people...but those damned DEMOCRATS ruined everything!"

THIS is what Republicans REALLY believe..


Came here to say "Obama's fault"
 
2013-03-29 03:15:20 PM
Curious what the out-sourcing rate is...
 
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