The Proof is in the Cheddar
The loose plans for job growth proposed by Wisconsin’s own Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney are nothing new for Wisconsin. We have endured the bleeding end of this spanking for nearly two years. Many of the same slogans, ideas, and prescriptions for job growth spouted on the Romney campaign trail sound as though they come from an echo chamber of Governor Scott Walker’s promise to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin.
Voters do not need to take a chance on the Romney/Ryan plan or risk their vote in favor of any kind of change from Obama, without real proof of how the GOP ideas for job growth really function when the rubber meets the road. Wisconsin has been down, really down, that road for two long years. Of course, the people of the state never thought of themselves as becoming lab rats for a GOP job creation plan, but if their experience raised the red flag, and provides real life evidence to prevent the country from falling over a cliff – then so be it.
No need to take a chance on the Romney/Ryan Solution. Here is how it has worked in Wisconsin.
Let’s Play “What is the same/What is different?
In the table below you will find the words that Governor Scott Walker used in a brochure to sell his “Wisconsin is open for business” plan for job creation in Wisconsin. His words are just to the left of those used by Romney to support his promise to create 12 million jobs. See any similarities?
See large image of Walker job performance graph HERE Walker Jobs
Walker’s Job Promise
Of all the reasons a business may have for not creating new jobs, bureaucratic hassles should never be one of them. Regulations should be science based and predictable should be written in simple, easy to one-stop-shop for understanding the regulations that affect them. With new rules in place, I will demand that state employee lose their “gotcha” mentality and instead focus on helping job creators comply and get understand terms.
Reliable and affordable transportation and energy are crucial to rebuilding Wisconsin’s
Romney Job Promise
That’s 12 million new jobs in his first term in office. As Romney says, more than half of those jobs, 7 million, would be generated by his tax plan. American Enterprise Institute. NPR Jobs Plan
Romney would boost production by extending a helping hand to energy companies, promising a relaxation of environmental restrictions on exploration and production, a green light on infrastructure projects such as the Keystone pipeline, and more permits to drill for oil and gas on federal lands.
On the other hand, Romney argues, new federal policies could spur even more oil production, on private as well as government land, because energy companies are more likely to invest in new U.S. ventures when they see a U.S. president signaling he will accommodate energy production. NPR Candidates energy security
Romney promises to follow Walker’s lead
In case the rhetoric of Bush regarding job creation and how it is directly proportional to tax cuts, has been forgotten, just look at Wisconsin for a frightening reminder that no matter which GOP administration sells the concept that tax cuts create jobs – it has been proven to be false.
“It’s tough to spin the worst jobs record in America, and losing 12,500 jobs when the nation created over 2 million jobs (under Obama) begs the question, ‘What was done wrong in Wisconsin?'” said Kelly Steele of the labor coalition We Are Wisconsin.
The politics of Wisconsin’s sluggish job growth
By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel
March 15, 2012 | (726) Comments
New 50-state job numbers out this week are giving ammunition to Gov. Walker’s critics less than three months before his expected recall election.
They show that while Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is down to 6.9%, Wisconsin has lost more jobs since Walker took office than any other state.
Jobs numbers are first and foremost economic indicators. But they also have big political implications, since economic trends can have a huge influence on election outcomes.
With both sides in the recall fight making wildly divergent claims about how the state is doing under Walker, here’s a breakdown of some of the key stats that came out this week – numbers that you’ll see tossed around like hand grenades between now and the June election.
The latest figures include not only new job numbers for January, but statistical revisions to the 2011 numbers that coincide with Walker’s first year in office. Wisconsin’s numbers came out last week, but the government released the same data for all 50 states on Tuesday, making it possible to rank Wisconsin’s performance nationally.
Read more about Walker’s job creation performance and see more graphic illustrations of his failure in Wisconsin Journal Sentinel Article