Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Shorty » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:55 am

40 jobs to leave Middleton with relocation of Monsanto facility
http://www.channel3000.com/money/40-job ... y/36057680

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:37 pm

Wisconsin ranks 37th in latest quarterly job growth rankings

How will Walker spin this news and who will be blame for our low ranking?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Madsci » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:38 pm

Walker spin "At least we haven't bottomed out yet".

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Zoti Bemba » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:28 pm

He'll congratulate himself for getting all those lazy unemployed people to leave the state, and neglect to mention that those are the get-up-and-go people who are leaving for states with jobs and a better small business environment. Soon Wisconsin is going to be nothing but minimum wage workers and die-hard union thugs still fighting the good fight while their personal finances sink slowly into the sunset, and dopey Walker supporters collecting their retirement checks (until Walker "reforms" that too) or congratulating themselves for having found a way on to the 1% gravy train.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby jonnygothispen » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:00 pm

http://monologuesofdissent.blogspot.com ... -gets.html

Governor Scott Walker sent a letter of commendation to a small business owner in Milwaukee, congratulating him on being named one of the "Best Places to Work."

The small business owner responded...

"Dear Mr. Scott,

On behalf of myself and my employees, we wanted to extend our sincere thanks to you for making this business possible. You and your team played a critical role in inspiring us to open our doors. As a former public school teacher, your legislation made abundantly clear how much you value the students and profession to which I had devoted my life...."

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Zoti Bemba » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:40 pm

Wait a second -- Walker's minions got the business owner's name wrong? Too funny! See what happens when you hire any idiot with a resume in these days of auto-style computer formatted documents, Governor Walker? Maybe those civil service exams had a legitimate purpose after all.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:55 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Wisconsin ranks 37th in latest quarterly job growth rankings

How will Walker spin this news and who will be blame for our low ranking?

Here is Walker's spin:
Walker Blames Lack Of Trained Workers For Flagging Job Growth

What has he done about that? His attacks on public education at all levels haven't helped.


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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:31 pm

Wisconsin employers notified the state of more than 10,000 layoffs in 2015 — the most in since 2010.

WKOW-TV reported the 2015 total doesn't include two of the more high profile layoffs announced in November.

Kraft Heinz told the City of Madison it will close the Oscar Mayer plant in 2016, eliminating 1,000 jobs. And, just a few weeks later, Tyson foods announced it will shut down its Jefferson facility by October 2016, resulting in the loss of 400 positions.


Who is Walker going to blame this time?

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby DCB » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:19 pm

Damn that Jim Doyle!

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Beaver » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:49 pm

If only Unions and the DNR weren't in the way, we'd be doing so well.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby gargantua » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:09 pm

Now he's signed the elimination of the GAB into law, the jobs will start flooding in.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:34 am

One of the reasons why Walker's job policies are a bust:

UW study: Startups driving job growth, but policies favor big business

A couple of University of Wisconsin-Extension economics researchers have a message for the state: It’s the startups, stupid.

Tessa Conroy and Steven Deller recently completed a study showing that Wisconsin job growth is fueled by newer, smaller businesses. But the report says state policies tend to boost larger, more established businesses.

That might help explain why job growth in Wisconsin lags well behind the national average — 7.6 percent for the state versus 11.2 percent for the U.S. over the past five years.

“Given the importance of new startups to job creation, the relatively low ranking for Wisconsin helps us better understand why Wisconsin’s recovery from the Great Recession has been one of the slowest in the U.S.,” the authors write.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby fennel » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:36 am

More to the point, policies favor big donors.

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Re: Where are the jobs you promised, Walker?

Postby Zoti Bemba » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:42 pm

The view from AFP/Koch-land:

A Bright Future for Wisconsin
http://nyti.ms/1UlXZc7

Suddenly the Koch-bots are experts on what benefits "the least fortunate among us" -- the very same anti-worker, anti-democratic, corrupt government policies that also just happen to benefit the Kochs! Imagine that!

By the way, according to their own links Wisconsin was the fourth-best state for finding a job based on a survey of workers done in... 2014! Back when the latest round of destructive "reforms" were just a gleam in the future President Walker's eye. Been a long time between then and now; I wonder how the job-finding environment has changed..?


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