By Jeff Simpson
It was not very long ago that Scott Walker had this to say:
Asked Thursday about new numbers showing Wisconsin lagging in job growth, Gov. Scott Walker pointed to the uncertainty he said business owners felt because of the political tumult that rocked Wisconsin early in his term.
Meanwhile, his critics said the governor's policies had created a drag on growth.
"The first year we had a lot of protests in the state," Walker said, during an appearance in Milwaukee to promote business growth in the city. "We had two years', almost, worth of recalls. A lot of employers here I think can relate to the fact (that) uncertainty is one of the biggest challenges for employers big or small or anywhere in between. There was a lot of uncertainty. The good news is that's passed."
Fast Forward to Scott Walker's second term and in Wisconsin, GeminiCares president and owner Kathleen Rublee has said she is closing the doors and laying off 701 Wisconsinites.
GeminiCares president and owner Kathleen Rublee issued a statement April 7 in which she said the state budget for long-term care of the elderly and disabled has been under the strain of increased costs and increased numbers of state residents needing care.
State officials have sought to make services cost-efficient, but that “put financial strains on those entities which are involved in this system, managed care organizations, county agencies and provider agencies,” Rublee said.
“This along with the uncertainty of the long-term care system of service provision due to changes proposed by Governor Walker weighed heavily into the decision to cease operations,” Rublee said. “Governor Walker has a large task before him as he attempts to address the significant cost pressures of long term care in Wisconsin while also attempting to maintain quality care.”
The uncertainty of Scott Walker's incompetence and ability to govern are causing this company to close.
Whose job is next while Scott Walker spends all of his days campaigning?
Never mind, we know who is next. Teacher after teachers....