Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Walker Agenda Is Still Working! Part CLVIII

Today's economic news from Fitzwalkerstan is mixed.

The good news, if you believe Scott Walker, is that exports are expected to break the state record.

The bad news is that the top two exports are our jobs and our tax dollars:
Wisconsin business leaders say the state is headed in the right direction, yet one in five plans to cut staff in the next six months, the largest percentage in more than three years, according to a semi-annual survey conducted by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.

Twenty percent said they plan layoffs in the first half of 2013, the highest since June 2009, when 41 percent expected job cuts.

One in four chief executives, or 24 percent, said they will add employees, down from 44 percent a year ago and 62 percent last June.
It's enough to make a person sick, but don't you dare, because they're also taking away your healthcare coverage:
Health care is the No. 2 business concern, after the economic slowdown, the poll showed.

With 13 percent saying their health insurance costs have increased more than 20 percent in the past year, up from 8 percent a year ago, more employers say they are dropping health coverage for their workers. Five percent say they do not offer health insurance now, and 9 percent say they will end health benefits, up from 2 percent a year ago.
So, we're losing even more jobs, our healthcare coverage and our tax dollars. How do the folks of WMC, one of Walker's major supporters and drivers of his agenda feel about this?
CEOs were gung-ho on the state, though, with 93 percent saying "things in Wisconsin are going in the right direction" and 40 percent describing state government as "very pro-business."
Where's John Doe when you really need him?


  1. WMC is likely populated by multi-state enterprises.

  2. This whole "tour" that Walker and the corporate media are promoting is dishonest to the core.
    They know that the Walker cheer-leader routine's days are numbered, but refuse to admit it.
    Walker says this is all about "jobs," yet I don't think he's talking about the general public, he's talking about his own job.
    Walker won't be employed as governor much longer, and good riddance.

  3. Won't these things be blamed on Obama? Some of my collegues said right after the election that it was so bad and jobs and health care would suffer because of Obama.

    1. Point out that this has been going on for the last year and a half while the rest of the country has gained jobs and has started prospering.

    2. Not losing, gaining, doing better than before. Oh, what's the matter, not greedy enough for you? Or too wide spread?