|History of Gov. Walker's Record On Job Creation|
|State & Local|
|Written by GBP Staff|
|Saturday, 25 March 2017 10:12|
https://newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/walker-claims-victory-s5.jpgGovernor Scott Walker talks a lot about jobs, but the real record does not back up his rhetoric.
GREEN BAY - From the day he took office as Governor, Scott Walker has been talking about jobs. He wants to be seen as the jobs governor, taking credit here for the economic turnaround nationwide after the disastrous crash of 2008. It seems that every time somebody hires more than three workers in Northeastern Wisconsin, Walker shows up to give a speech.
When he ran in 2010, he promised to create 250,000 new jobs in Wisconsin during his first term, and it was an elusive goal. His strategy was tax cuts for the rich and union busting, with his own state employes and public school teachers his favorite targets. Now, well into his second term, Wisconsin still flounders behind our neighbor states and his jobs goal has not been met.
So, what is the real record on Walker and jobs? Below is a brief history of Gov. Scott Walker's record on job creation, courtesy of Brandon Weathersby of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin 2nd in U.S. in job losses last month, new estimates show