Walker's Wisconsin Sinking, Sliding, going Down

Just a year ago Walker survived the recall election which he used as an excuse for the failing job numbers in Wisconsin.

June 6, 2012

Instead, the night provided a huge boost for Walker — as well as Republicans in Washington and state capitals who have embraced the same energetic, austere brand of fiscal conservatism as a solution for recession and debt. In a state known for a strong progressive tradition, Walker defended his policies against the full force of the labor movement and the modern left.Washington Post

May 16, 2013

New job numbers fuel debate over Gov. Walker’s economic record
By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel
May 16, 2013

How is Walker doing compared to his campaign promise? The state is on a pace to fall far short of adding 250,000 more private-sector jobs over four years. According to the new numbers released by the Walker administration, Wisconsin added 62,072 private-sector jobs in 2011 and 2012 combined.

At this rate, Wisconsin will get about halfway toward the governor’s target by the end of his first term in December of 2014:

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Today

Wisconsin quietly slides in CNBC business ranking

When CNBC came out with its “Top States for Business” rankings last year, it got loads of press coverage in Wisconsin.The reason? Wisconsin broke into the Top 20 for the first time ever, jumping eights slots to No. 17. Gov. Scott Walker — fresh off his recall victory — penned a column for the report, saying how his policies were already having an impact. But the new 2013 CNBC ranking which came out last week showing Wisconsin falling back to No. 22 was scarcely mentioned in state media. There was no press release from Walker’s office, nothing from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, although the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation did issue a statement noting the state stayed in the top 25.

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WEDC Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation was to be the engine of job creation

WEDC was to be the blueprint for Neoconservative efficiency – the flagship of the new Walker reform of reforms to allow for the lofty goal of creating jobs, jobs, jobs. Infact, the WEDC is Walker. It exemplifies his vision, his arrogance, his philosophy of reform of government. WalkerarrestA risen County Executive was arrogant enough to decide to abandon and demolish a major department of government, the 35 year old Department of Commerce, to make way for his concept of neocon reform. So it was that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) was created in February of 2011 by the state GOP controlled Legislature and Walker. Five months later, on July 1st – the flagship of reform took over the economic development functions of the old and antiquated Department of Commerce. Since then, the timeline of crisis and confusion at WEDC reads like that of a patient in cardiac arrest. The shuffling and continuous reorganization of major players within the department occurs with such rapid frequency that it is difficult to keep track of, but to get a feeling for what failure looks like you might want to read – Wisconsin – Walker’s reform school

The WEDC is Walker

WEDC reflects all that is Walker with all the mirrors and glimmers of a man who thinks he knows better and is willing to risk his political future, his administration, and the welfare of the people of Wisconsin on his conceptual idea of government. Perhaps, that is why many people, whose principles of conservative ideals, stand with him. The only problem with this picture is that when you go for broke, you may well end up with the result you gamble with, and from all indications when looking at the WEDC’s short history, it is moving job creation, federal grant funding, and Walker over the cliff and taking all the people of Wisconsin with it.

The Undoing of Walker

As opponents of Walker’s policies protested, recalled, and looked to the John Doe investigation to bring justice to the arrogant “I know better” personality of Scott Walker, only now can they see how he was slowly building and documenting his own destruction all along and right before everyone’s eyes. For the WEDC is his baby. The baby to which he cannot deny paternity or claim he had no knowledge of. He cannot blame his WEDC for his failure of job creation since he created it. It just sits there as one of the most stunning failures in the history of Wisconsin government, and all the money in the world cannot erase the structure of failure that is falling around this would-be candidate for President of the Unite States.

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