Minn leading WI in job creation

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Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Beaver » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:57 pm

Not surprised by this. Good for Minn!

http://www.wrongforminnesota.com/jobs-race-continues/

"In an op-ed titled “I’ll take the Minnesota Way” Minnesota’s Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans trumpets Minnesota’s strengthening economy compared to Wisconsin. He writes:
“We have the fifth-fastest-growing economy in the United States. Our per capita income of $46,227 is ranked higher than that of 39 other states. Our workforce is among the most educated in the nation. And Minnesota has added more than 122,200 jobs since the governor took office.” That’s impressive for Minnesota. Sounds like a nice place to live.

And how about Wisconsin? Their revenue commissioner says cutting taxes is the answer, yet provides no stats to back up their philosophy. The only numbers or stats cited in Wisconsin Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler’s article is the total number of tax cuts to big business: a whopping $1.4 billion.

In fact, Chandler fails to mention how many jobs Governor Scott Walker’s “Open for Business’ campaign has recruited to Wisconsin. The answer is 62,000 since taking office. That’s nothing compared to Minnesota’s 122,000- enough to make up for all the jobs lost during the recession."

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby snoqueen » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:10 pm

If you ever wanted a lab experiment to compare right wing/ALEC governance to normal governance with a Democratic slant, look at Wisconsin versus Minnesota.

From jobs created to healthcare to same sex marriage to just about anything else, the results tell a story. And the demographics and regional influences/issues are similar enough in the two states to make a valid comparison.

We can only hope voters are paying attention.

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Beaver » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:52 pm

This must be why Ned lives in Minn. For the good Democratic leadership.

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby gargantua » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:14 pm

snoqueen wrote:If you ever wanted a lab experiment to compare right wing/ALEC governance to normal governance with a Democratic slant, look at Wisconsin versus Minnesota.

From jobs created to healthcare to same sex marriage to just about anything else, the results tell a story. And the demographics and regional influences/issues are similar enough in the two states to make a valid comparison.

We can only hope voters are paying attention.

I certainly hope that the campaign staffs of Democratic candidate(s) for Governor are taking note and getting their ads ready.

There is one thing that Wisconsin beats Minnesota in quite handily: incarceration rates. Not that it's anything to be proud of, but still.

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby gargantua » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:16 pm

Beaver wrote:This must be why Ned lives in Minn. For the good Democratic leadership.

Nice one Beav, but I think he's there for the light rail!

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Beaver » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:18 pm

Also, the Packers are doing better than the Vikings. But the Packer players support Unions so would support Democrats:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/116231984.html

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby jonnygothispen » Tue May 08, 2018 7:24 pm

The more things stay the same...

http://www.wisconsingazette.com/news/re ... user-share


May 8, 2018
"The results could not be more clear: workers and families in Minnesota have done far better over the past seven years than their counterparts in Wisconsin.”

~ Job growth since December 2010 has been markedly stronger in Minnesota — an 11.0 percent growth in total nonfarm employment, compared with only 7.9 percent growth in Wisconsin.
~ Minnesota’s job growth was better than Wisconsin’s in the overall private sector (12.5 percent vs. 9.7 percent) and in higher-wage industries, such as construction (38.6 percent vs. 26.0 percent) and education and health care (17.3 percent vs. 11.0 percent).
~ From 2010 to 2017, wages grew faster in Minnesota than in Wisconsin at every decile in the wage distribution...
~ The inflation-adjusted median wage for women rose by 5.4 percent in Minnesota from 2010 to 2017, compared to only 0.8 percent in Wisconsin..
~ A major boost to Minnesota’s economy was accepting a $1.2 billion grant from the federal government to set up a health care exchange and expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Wisconsin chose not to accept federal funding to set up a health exchange or to expand Medicaid under the ACA. As a result, Minnesota residents were more likely to have health insurance...
~ From 2010 to 2017, the share of Wisconsin workers in unions fells by 5.9 percentage points from 14.2 percent to 8.3 percent—the largest decline in union membership of any state in that period...


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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Beaver » Tue May 08, 2018 7:32 pm

I may move to Minn. Sounds nice there.

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Roy » Tue May 08, 2018 7:34 pm

Job creation doesn't tell the whole story.

For one, what is the employment saturation?

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby jonnygothispen » Tue May 08, 2018 8:19 pm

Beaver wrote:I may move to Minn. Sounds nice there.


Looks like there's too much 'winning' in Minnesota for Roy.

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Cadfael » Tue May 08, 2018 10:11 pm

Roy wrote:Job creation doesn't tell the whole story.

For one, what is the employment saturation?

For some reason, I don't recall you asking that question when Walker bragged about all the jobs he was bringing in.

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby gargantua » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:32 pm

You can't win, you know. Supermarkets understaff their checkout lines so that there is a ridiculous wait time to check out. So people give up and self-checkout. They're good at this game.
BTW, same logic would apply to ATM'S, right?

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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Cornelius Gotchberg » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:52 am

Charlie Sykes:
How awful — except that … it’s quite nice here … Despite [UW Professor Dan Kaufman’s The Fall Of Wisconsin] depiction of Wisconsin as a reactionary hellhole, the unemployment rate here is 2.%, well below the national average; both the labor force and wages are growing; everyone in poverty is covered under Medicaid; the state has the ninth-best high-school-graduation rate in the country, and school spending is on the rise; and the state’s GDP has grown faster than that of neighboring Minnesota.


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Re: Minn leading WI in job creation

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:18 am

...school spending is on the rise...


After Walker and the GOP led Wisconsin Legislature cut educational spending by nearly a billion dollars, some of it has been restored.


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