The usual suspects and paid hacks sung his praises, but it took the corporate media* to give the tell on why he was here:
AFP-Wisconsin state director Luke Hilgemann said that during a private reception earlier Thursday Carson said he sees Wisconsin government as an example for the rest of the country to follow.Well, that only goes to show that Carson, like the rest of the corporate controlled sheeple, has no clue as to what he is talking about.
Because even as Carson was giving his spiel to the gullible masses in Walkersha, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia was coming out with their quarterly reports.
The April 2013 State Coincident Indexes are out and they show that Wisconsin is one of the two states that has had a drop in economic activity:
Keep in mind what the state coincident indexes are:
The coincident indexes combine four state-level indicators to summarize current economic conditions in a single statistic. The four state-level variables in each coincident index are nonfarm payroll employment, average hours worked in manufacturing, the unemployment rate, and wage and salary disbursements deflated by the consumer price index (U.S. city average). The trend for each state’s index is set to the trend of its gross domestic product (GDP), so long-term growth in the state’s index matches long-term growth in its GDP.In other words, Walker has continued his two year pattern of taking our state down the tubes.
But Walker wants to be reelected in 2014 and has aspirations of being President of the United States in 2016, so surely he'll do what it takes to turn the state around, right?
If anyone believes that, they are either getting paid to say that or they just haven't been paying attention to the budget process.
But the folks at the Federal Reserve Bank has been paying attention. Their forecast for Wisconsin for the next six months isn't very promising at all:
Sadly, yes, the gentle reader is interpreting the map correctly. Wisconsin is projected to keep having its economic nosedive. We can't even laugh at Mississippi because they are projected to do better than us.
And the states that Walker likes to compare his record to - California and Illinois - are creaming us.
So if Walker, Carson or any of the other fools try to tell you that "It's working!", you'll know better. And knowing is half the battle.
*Unsurprisingly, the same corporate media and paid political hacks who gushed all over Carson has willfully failed to mention the Federal Reserve Bank's reports.