Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Walker Agenda Is Still Working! Part CLXIV

Sometimes the irony that comes with living in Fitzwalkerstan is too much to bear.

Scott Walker just sent out an email begging for campaign fund donations (emphasis mine):

2012 was a banner year for the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin has jumped from the 41st to the 20th best state to do business in just 2 short years according to CEO magazine. We have continued to send a strong message to those that stand in the path of progress and reform. Wisconsin cannot be bullied and that the voice of reason will always prevail.

I want to thank you personally for being such an important part of our campaign. Without your unending support we would not have been able to make it through this tumultuous year.

Now more than ever, we must band together and continue to push the Badger State towards a prosperous future for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.

As I pledged during my original and recall campaigns, I will continue advocating for reforms that are built on strong fiscal policy and I will not rest until we have brought every last job possible within our borders. It is our duty as your elected officials to help match everyone looking for work with a job that they can be proud of.

Can we count on you to help us hit the ground running with a contribution of $20.13?

Once again thank you for all that you have done on our behalf this past year. With your continued support not only will we keep moving Wisconsin forward in 2013, but we will make sure that we never take a step back.


Surprisingly, the link (which I did not include) does not have a question if the sap donor would like their donation to go to his campaign fund.

It looks like Walker has a lot of sleepless nights ahead for him, and not just because he's worried about when John Doe comes for him. Frankly, his record of creating jobs, much less good jobs, sucks:
Employers in Wisconsin expect to hire at a “moderate pace” during the first quarter of 2013, but the state’s employment outlook is lagging behind the national pace of economic recovery, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

From January to March, 15 percent of Wisconsin companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 10 percent expect to reduce their payrolls. Another 72 percent expect to maintain their current staff levels and 3 percent are not certain of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook for Wisconsin of +5 percent.

“Employers’ hiring expectations for Quarter 1 2013 are weaker compared to Quarter 4 2012 when the Net Employment Outlook was 11 percent,” said ManpowerGroup spokeswoman Mary Ann Lasky. “Compared to one year ago when the Net Employment Outlook was 8 percent, employers are slightly less optimistic about their staffing plans.”
Nationally, optimism among U.S. hiring decision makers continues to improve as a slightly increased hiring pace is expected for the first quarter, according to the survey.

When seasonal variations are removed from the data, the Net Employment Outlook for the nation in the first quarter is +12 percent, a 1 percentage point increase from the fourth quarter of 2012 and slightly elevated from +9 percent during the same period last year.

The national outlook is the strongest first quarter data collected since 2008.
Nationally, the Wholesale & Retail Trade industry sector anticipates an increase in hiring in the first quarter.

“The Outlook has shown no setbacks over the last 15 quarters, which reflects an ongoing state of rebuilding as employers learn to function within a state of volatility,” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup president. “Over the past few years, we have seen continued incremental growth in hiring projections, which reinforces this job growth is slow but sustained.”
Whoever would have thought that Walker's corruption would be our best hope to avert the damage he would do otherwise?

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