Remember when Scott Walker and Becky Kleefisch had their photo op standing by the state sign with that addition added to the bottom saying "Open for Business?" Or how Walker wouldn't give a speech unless their was a placard with that slogan plastered on it?
Yeah, neither do the businesses Walker and Kleefisch promised would be coming to the state with all those jobs.
Forbes has ranked the states for business. Wisconsin has come in at #42*, two spots down from last year and a lot lower than the Doyle years.
The (lack of) money quote is this:
The results have been middling at best as job growth is projected to be second worst in the U.S. through 2016.Obviously, it's not working.
Even more telling, per the Wisconsin State Journal is how Forbes made their ratings:
Forbes said the rankings are based on data from 10 sources and focus on "six vital factors" for businesses: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life.Well, we already know that because Walker took a lot of our money out of circulation, that has stagnated our economy. We also know that the quality of life has gone downhill at an accelerating rate due to his abdication of duties. Our schools are worse, public safety is being jeopardized, mass transit is all but dead. and our infrastructure is falling apart.
And for all of this failure, we get to pay higher taxes!
In other words, Walker's agenda has never worked, isn't working now and will never work.
Wisconsin isn't open for business. It's not even slightly ajar for business.
But do not fear, Walker and his corporate masters had a plan for such an emergency and will be putting up new signs which are all too true:
*Showing that 42 just may not be the answer to life, the universe and everything else.