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    Default Scott Walker's Austerity Agenda Yields 'Worst Job Losses in US'

    We've heard about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's war on workers.

    We've heard about Scott Walker's war on women.

    But what about Scott Walker's war on Illinois.

    The governor -- who has made himself the face of an American austerity push that uses the fantasy of "shared sacrfice" to redistribute wealth upward -- went to Springfield, Illinois, two weeks ago to tell the state's business leaders that their state should do it his way. Walker's argument was that Illinois was getting everything wrong and that Wisconsin was getting everything right when it came to encouraging job creation.

    As he has for the past year in Florida, Arizona, Texas, California and other states, Walker was trying to export his approach to governing (and to pick up lots of campaign money): attacks on public employees, deep cuts in education and training, the undermining of public services and the rejection of federal support for transportation and broadband Internet development.

    That, Walker said, is the way to create jobs.

    Then reality set in.

    The Bloomberg business new service, not exactly a liberal institution, ran a story headlined: "Republican Whipping-Boy Illinois Beats Wisconsin on Jobs."

    It reported: "Illinois ranked third while Wisconsin placed 42nd in the most recent Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States index, which includes personal income, tax revenue and employment. Illinois gained 32,000 jobs in the 12 months ending in February, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found. Wisconsin, where Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs with the help of business-tax breaks, lost 16,900."

    Several days later, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, over the past year, Wisconsin had the worst job losses in the United States. Indeed, Wisconsin was the only state in the nation to experience "statistically significant" job losses over the period.
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    OpEd news?, well there's an UNbiased Blog source huh?
    According to the feds the largest bloc of jobs lost were State Government jobs at 17,800, not private sector. Separate government data show that Wisconsin was one of 18 states that had a statistically significant drop in the unemployment rate during the same March 2011 to March 2012 time frame, from 7.6% to 6.8%
    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/laus.pdf
    So which is it guize?
    Last edited by LineDoggie; 04-28-2012 at 09:57 PM.

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    Read it already , explain why Wisconsin had less unemployment according to the feds?
    Last edited by LineDoggie; 04-28-2012 at 09:58 PM.

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    Interesting........

    The state lost 23,900 jobs from March 2011 to March 2012.

    The majority - 17,800 - were government jobs. But Wisconsin also lost more private-sector jobs - 6,100 - than any other state over those same 12 months, the government data shows.
    So the job loses were almost 3 to 1 government versus private. If you break down the 6,100 private sector jobs you would find that a majority of them were in the service industry. Fewer people in state government earning a salary, the less money flowing to restaurants, hairdressers, sports bar, etc. I wonder how many of the 17,800 government jobs that were lost were due to early retirements? I bet the people retired and packed up and left the state.

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    News flash Bender, we've been one of the worst states for unemployment for a long time now

    Being a heart of the Rust Belt is certainly a clue

    This sounds word for word nearly from NBC's Nightly News hitpiece

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    Quote Originally Posted by IconOfEvi View Post
    News flash Bender, we've been one of the worst states for unemployment for a long time now
    You must be proud.

    Where all those jobs at that he was going to create?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CG51 View Post
    You must be proud.

    Where all those jobs at that he was going to create?
    Hanging out with all those Obama Promised and didnt show up


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