By Jeff Simpson
Matt Walker had this published in the Badger Herald recently:
As a student, I understand the concern about finding a job after college. It’s something that any college student would worry about from time to time.
Where am I going to work? Who will I work for? Will I be able to find a job? All of these questions are common and natural among upcoming graduates.
The good news is that students in Wisconsin can worry a little less.
Since taking office, Gov. Scott Walker, along with Republicans in the Senate and Assembly, have worked to create more economic prosperity for everyone in the state, including college students, so that we may have the opportunity to find a job after graduation.
The problem of course is that it does not reflect reality on the ground:
Employers in Wisconsin shed an estimated 9,500 total public and private sector jobs in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported late last week.We aren't dead last is a great Walker campaign slogan. Seriously though, I hope economics is not Matty's major or he could be in for a long college career. Finally this was at the end of Matt's LTE:
Along with North Carolina (11,300 job losses) and Alaska (2,300 job losses), Wisconsin experienced a “statistically significant” decline in employment, according to a press release from the BLS.
The Wisconsin losses included an estimated 7,900 government jobs, 5,000 jobs in professional or business services and 2,200 in manufacturing.
Incumbent Gov. Scott Walker has maintained that his policies of cutting taxes coupled with a more business friendly attitude in state government will boost the Wisconsin economy.
But after a campaign pledge to see 250,000 new private sector jobs created during his first term, Wisconsin has added only about 100,000 new jobs since Walker took office in January 2011.
The state now ranks 9th out of 10 Midwestern states in job growth under Walker.
Matthew Walker is the chairman of the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. This article was submitted on his behalf by Jesse Dougherty (firstname.lastname@example.org), the press secretary for the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
Let's see, ghostwritten LTE's with no basis in facts and then sign your name and take credit....seems like Matt Walker is following in his father's footsteps perfectly!