Over the past two years, we have displayed various graphics showing basically the same thing:
All three charts show that the job numbers in Wisconsin suck and that the massive sucking didn't start until Scott Walker took office and started in on his agenda of austerity. Other graphs have shown a massive drop off in economic activity and in personal income levels.
I have seen these sudden downturns explained through Walker's big tax cuts from the rich. However, I've seen corporate Democrats give tax cuts to the rich and not have such a failure.
I have also seen these drop offs being due to tax hikes on the poor. I've seen the Democrats do that as well, although not to the same degree, and nothing went so far south as Walker's numbers.
The one thing that Walker did do that the Democrats never had was Act 10, the assault on the unions. That alone took hundreds of millions of dollars out of the economy and placed square in the bank accounts of his wealth campaign donors.
Now that Walker is starting his attack on private sector workers, I would expect that these numbers are only going to keep getting worse at an accelerated pace.
It's fairly obvious that nothing Walker has done has created jobs, which really isn't that surprising. It's also pretty obvious that Walker continuing to do the same things that have been proven not to work shows that he really doesn't care.
What I don't understand is why so few Democrats are seeing this and hammering away on these obvious points. They would pick up a lot more support if they would.