He does it so often, we should have seen it coming this week.
Just days ago, Walker came out hard with his jobs numbers. There was no way to verify them and even if there was, they were meaningless until the national numbers and the other states' numbers were brought out.
Well, those numbers are out and, yup, they are bad:
Days after state officials cheered a revision to the federal jobs estimates, those same numbers are showing Wisconsin still near the bottom in its slow recovery from the recession — and heading in the wrong direction.As Chris Walker (no relation) points out, Scott Walker is running out of excuses.
The Badger State ranks 44th nationally in job growth over the past two years and behind all neighboring states, according to updated figures released Monday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The new numbers, based on the most accurate current measures available, show Wisconsin with an estimated 2,790,000 non-farm positions as of January 2013 — up 44,600 jobs or 1.6 percent since January 2011 when Gov. Scott Walker took office.
By comparison, Indiana ranked No. 9 with a 3.8 percent job growth rate over the past two years; Minnesota was No. 10 with 3.7 percent growth; Michigan was No. 12 at 3.6 percent; Iowa was No. 24 at 2.9 percent and Illinois No. 30 at 2.3 percent job growth.
he latest BLS figures show Wisconsin is actually losing ground compared to other states since the recession began in December 2007. Going back four years, the state actually ranks a more respectable 30th in job growth since then. Those numbers also suggest Wisconsin didn’t lose jobs as quickly as other states during the recession but is now adding them more slowly.
He can't blame the recalls, the presidential elections, sunspots, elbow straws or anyone or anything else.
This is all on him and his failed agenda of attacking the working class in favor of the corporations and the wealthy.
There is no uncertainty.
There is only the certainty that Walker is an abysmal failure. If anyone says otherwise, they are either a liar or a damned fool.
Well, there are two uncertainties.
There is the uncertainty of whether the state will survive whatever time he remains in office and whether it can recover from the damage he has already caused.