Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby jonnygothispen » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:50 pm

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2 ... lagiarism/
"Governor Scott Walker Caught In Political Plagiarism"
In a news release, Walker said, "This project directly creates 125 new jobs and indirectly creates 129 jobs, resulting in $12.6million in annual wages right here in Wisconsin. By providing these funds, we are bringing quality jobs to Wisconsin while improving road access to Curt Manufacturing’s expanded facility."

Way to go Governor!

And by ‘Governor’, I am, of course, referring to Governor Jim Doyle, Walker’s Democratic predecessor who is the one actually responsible for arranging the funding that created the 125 jobs.
And... Walker plagiarized ALEC bills: http://www.prwatch.org/news/2011/07/108 ... -wisconsin

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:57 pm

Now that he won the election, Walker no longer has to talk about jobs and his unfulfilled promise. Instead:

Emboldened by a decisive victory and expanded Republican majorities at the state Capitol, Gov. Scott Walker moved quickly Wednesday to push for a new wave of conservative legislation as speculation heats up about him as a possible 2016 presidential contender.

Walker has said that he hopes to fast-track the state budget process, expand the state's school voucher program, require drug tests for those seeking food stamps and unemployment benefits, and continue pushing for income and property tax cuts.
"We're going to be even more aggressive now," Walker told members of his Cabinet on Wednesday at the Capitol. "We have even stronger allies in the Legislature."

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby gargantua » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:10 pm

It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. We get to be the experiment in Tea Party governance. We will be held up as an example for everyone. My guess is that it will be as a "see what happens!" example, but one way or the other we are about to find out.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Wino » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:18 pm

A budget repair bill will be necessary now that the election is over.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby fennel » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:43 pm

gargantua wrote:My guess is that it will be as a "see what happens!" example, but one way or the other we are about to find out.
I can hear it now: "He's not dead! He's just pining for employment!"

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby snoqueen » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:10 am

gargantua wrote:It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. We get to be the experiment in Tea Party governance. We will be held up as an example for everyone. My guess is that it will be as a "see what happens!" example, but one way or the other we are about to find out.


It won't be all that interesting -- how many people go to, say, Mississippi or Alabama to see what nice, well-run places they are?

Then think of places like that, only with snow and cold.

Fun times.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:55 am

Why are unemployed Wisconsinites not getting jobs in the numbers Walker promised? It must be because they are on drugs, so he wants them tested.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:07 am

Now that the election is over, the Oshkosh Corporation (formerly Oshkosh Trucks) announced a layoff of over 300 employees while they are building a $100 million dollar plant in Mexico. They also announced record profits. They need to change their name again.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby gargantua » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:14 am

Littelfuse is laying off about 160 employees, the majority in Lake Mills. Those jobs are going to a plant in Malaysia. Thanks, Walker!

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby FJD » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:53 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Now that the election is over, the Oshkosh Corporation (formerly Oshkosh Trucks) announced a layoff of over 300 employees while they are building a $100 million dollar plant in Mexico. They also announced record profits. They need to change their name again.


Where are you getting your info Henry? I'm reading $80 million. It isn't a transfer of jobs to Mexico. This is a completely new business venture with completely new jobs supporting existing international production.

Those 300 layoffs were announced over a month ago btw and are specific to their defense division and could very well be rehired by next summer depending on how the competition to replace the Humvee goes. I'm not sure how you hold Walker accountable for Defense spending, but overall Oshkosh Defense has laid off about 1000 workers over the last year. That's more a function of the defense industry and changing national policy than anything that can be controlled on a state level.

Something to note though, Wisconsin employees of the Oshkosh Corp are considerable more susceptible to Defense budget cuts as that and the Fire & Emergency Vehicle divisions are the only two of it's four divisions located in Wisconsin. It's commercial and access equipment divisions (which of course do better during times of economic growth) are headquartered in Minnesota and Pennsylvania respectively.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:08 am

Even if the Defense Department is cutting back their orders, why can't the Oshkosh location make what their new Mexico plant will be producing? The Milwaukee Business Journal says they Mexico facility will cost $100 million (and so do many other news sites).

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby FJD » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:46 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Even if the Defense Department is cutting back their orders, why can't the Oshkosh location make what their new Mexico plant will be producing? The Milwaukee Business Journal says they Mexico facility will cost $100 million (and so do many other news sites).


Thanks for the link, I just grabbed the first one that showed up on Google. Wonder where that $20 million disparity comes from. I'd trust the Milwaukee Business Journal a bit more though.

As to answer your question, one reason would be for the same reason Honda and Toyota (or BMW for that matter) have plants in the US: logistics. Is it easier to make and ship the product from Mexico or from Wisconsin? Another one (and a some what unexpected one) might actually be a lack of new workers interested in developing tradeskills.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Wisconsin's job forecast doesn't look good.

Neither Gov. Scott Walker nor challenger Mary Burke made any promises about creating thousands of new jobs during the recently-ended Wisconsin gubernatorial campaign.

That was probably a wise move considering the latest estimates show job growth slowing in the state again in 2015 and the manufacturing sector still not back to its pre-recession employment levels.

The newly-released Economic Outlook from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue predicts the state will end up adding 39,600 new jobs in 2014 but just 34,200 more in 2015. Wisconsin added 33,700 jobs in 2013.

The quarterly report also shows the manufacturing sector is rebounding but not fast enough to replace all the jobs lost to reach its pre-employment peak of 507,000. The DOR is estimating the state will have 469,000 manufacturing jobs by the end of the first quarter of 2015, leaving a gap of over 50,000.


Does this mean that Walker's promise of adding a quarter million new private sector jobs expires when his first term is over in January?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Detritus » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:04 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Wisconsin's job forecast doesn't look good.

Neither Gov. Scott Walker nor challenger Mary Burke made any promises about creating thousands of new jobs during the recently-ended Wisconsin gubernatorial campaign.

That was probably a wise move considering the latest estimates show job growth slowing in the state again in 2015 and the manufacturing sector still not back to its pre-recession employment levels.

The newly-released Economic Outlook from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue predicts the state will end up adding 39,600 new jobs in 2014 but just 34,200 more in 2015. Wisconsin added 33,700 jobs in 2013.

The quarterly report also shows the manufacturing sector is rebounding but not fast enough to replace all the jobs lost to reach its pre-employment peak of 507,000. The DOR is estimating the state will have 469,000 manufacturing jobs by the end of the first quarter of 2015, leaving a gap of over 50,000.


Does this mean that Walker's promise of adding a quarter million new private sector jobs expires when his first term is over in January?

It expired when he started his first term four years ago.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:24 pm

Unemployment rates are up in every Wisconsin county and major city.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported the figures for January.


Walker thinks the right-to-work law will help.


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