Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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    Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2012/02/14/great_scott_the_success_of_gov_walker_273484.html


    GOP Governors like Christie and McDonnell and Walker show the President what fiscal sanity looks like....

    Scott Walker is the target of a recall effort funded by national labor unions. Why? Reforms he made to balance the budget have dramatically diminished the influence of public employee unions. If not reversed, these reforms will inspire similar efforts across the country, and the outsized power of public sector unions will finally be reined in.
    Walker and the Republicans in the state legislature have nearly eliminated the deficit. For the two-year budget cycle, the state will show a $143 million shortfall because the stagnant economy has resulted in lower tax receipts than had been projected. But the shortfall is for the first half of the cycle; Wisconsin will run a surplus in the current fiscal year. And Walker said last week that he will eliminate the remaining shortfall without raising taxes. It’s a credible claim. He reduced the deficit without raising taxes. In fact, one of his first moves upon being sworn in was to cut taxes on businesses. His subsequent reforms have allowed property tax receipts to go down for the first time in years—by some $47 million.
     In Milwaukee, the reforms saved some $11 million, an embarrassing windfall for Democratic mayor Tom Barrett, who had predicted that the city’s structural deficit would “explode.” Localities across the state have seen similar savings. There is no disputing the central fact of Walker’s tenure as governor: His reforms are working.

    The recall vote Walker faces comes because of these results. The key to his success was his restructuring of health and retirement benefits for many state employees, asking them to contribute 5.8 percent of their salary to their pensions (up from 1 percent or less) and to pay 12.6 percent of their health insurance premiums (up from 6 percent or so).

    The unions correctly understood these changes as a mortal threat. Without compulsory membership, unions would lose a major source of funds. And without the ability to bargain collectively for benefits, the unions would lose their most compelling argument to convince public employees to contribute a chunk of their income—in many cases more than $1,000 per year—for the privilege of membership. So they took to the streets in massive numbers and pressured the Democrats they’d elected to do everything possible to sabotage Walker’s plan. Democrats in the state senate fled to Illinois. Protesters occupied the state capitol. The fight captured national attention for months in 2011.

    The unions lost that battle, but they did not give up the war. They launched an aggressive effort to recall several Republicans in the state senate with the hope of reversing the reforms before it became clear that they were working. They spent heavily—an estimated $30 million—and lost again

     
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    Isn't lost jobs and unemployment affecting EVERY State...you know...because of the economy???
     
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    So explain how his budget is causing all these losses in jobs
     
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    The government’s State and Local Employment and Unemployment report for December showed that many red states, including most of the “newly-reds” where Republican governors replaced or succeeded Democrats after the 2010 elections, made meaningful progress in job growth and unemployment rate reduction last year. Many blue states didn’t do nearly as well. 2011 again saw right-to-work states significantly outperform those which are not.

     
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    "The bigger picture is that if it weren’t for the states where Republican governors are applying common sense solutions to fiscal and economic problems, along with most of the states where getting many jobs doesn’t require you to pay union dues, the economic “recovery,” such as it is, would be somewhere between awfully weak to nonexistent. Yet Washington’s Democrats, led by the president, continue to insist on applying baked-over versions of the policy choices which have left the country as a whole feeling blue during his three years in office."
     
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    [QUOTE]Riiiiight. Wisconsin the only state in the nation to lose jobs for six consecutive months.
    Posted by airborne-rgr[/QUOTE]

    So explain how his budget is causing all these losses in jobs
     
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    So "successful" that he prompted the single-largest recall petition in american history.
     
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    [QUOTE]So "successful" that he prompted the single-largest recall petition in american history.
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    Yes, the crooked greedy public sector labor unions want to make an example of a politician brave enough to stand up to their bullying.  
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker : Yes, the crooked greedy public sector labor unions want to make an example of a politician brave enough to stand up to their bullying.  
    Posted by BetheKoolaid[/QUOTE]

    The petition was well over a million strong, more than double the required number and, again, the largest recall petition EVER. 

    Seems a LOT of people agree with those "crooked" unions.


    Now today, it looks like Walker chickened out on appearing before WI workers with his president due to "stomach flu".  Good thing he has taxpayer-funded health coverage, eh...??
     
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    [QUOTE]Riiiiight. Wisconsin the only state in the nation to lose jobs for six consecutive months.
    Posted by airborne-rgr[/QUOTE]


    So explain how his budget is causing all these losses in jobs

    Hell....can ANYONE explain it??? Anyone???
     
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    Obama's visiting Wisconsin? Hmmm.....looking a bit wobbly for his electoral column, perhaps?
     
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    Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    Bueller?  Bueller?

    So explain how his budget is causing all these losses in jobs

    Airborne, c'mon brother, don't you got any left?
     
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    Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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    [QUOTE]Obama's visiting Wisconsin? Hmmm.....looking a bit wobbly for his electoral column, perhaps?
    Posted by BetheKoolaid[/QUOTE]

    Another success story in Walker's backyard.

    But dodge away, O dodger....
     
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    [QUOTE]Riiiiight. Wisconsin the only state in the nation to lose jobs for six consecutive months.
    Posted by airborne-rgr[/QUOTE]

    So explain how his budget is causing all these losses in jobs

    Hell....can ANYONE explain it??? Anyone???

    Seriously...ANYONE?
     
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    what airhead didnt tell you is that the unemployment rate in Wisconsin is 7.1% , below the national average.


    In Obama's home state, neighboring Illinois, home of crooked high tax liberals, it is 9.8%
     
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    [QUOTE]what airhead didnt tell you is that the unemployment rate in Wisconsin is 7.1% , below the national average. In Obama's home state, neighboring Illinois, home of crooked high tax liberals, it is 9.8%
    Posted by BetheKoolaid[/QUOTE]

    And here in deep blue Mass., it's under 7%...

    ...so what's your point...?
     
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    Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker : And here in deep blue Mass., it's under 7%... ...so what's your point...?
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    Try to follow along, Airhead said that WI was the only state to lose jobs for six straight months, but their unemployment rate is only 7.1 %.

    And the Governor beat the recall against him, and his policies are working so it seems.  That's what I got out of this, has nothing to do with Mass, or being blue, or whatever.

    You're the one trying to deflect a valid point about the WI and it's governor.

    Airhead ran away, couldn't come up with anything else I guess.

    what else you got? 
     
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    Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    In Response to Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker:
    [QUOTE]"Heck 'uv a job, Brownie" The latest jobs report was released this week, and for the fifth straight month, Wisconsin lost jobs, nearly 15,000 of them. Now that stat has quickly become a campaign issue in the effort to recall Governor Walker.  A pillar of Governor Walker's campaign was the creation of 250,000 jobs during his four year term.  "Every single month since Scott Walker signed this budget Wisconsin has lost jobs.  This is someone, who if there was one thing people could repeat about him when he ran for governor was he was going to create 250-thousand new jobs.  He is becoming an epic failure when it comes to job creation," Tate says. "In just over a year, Governor Walker's term has already been defined by a multitude of missed opportunities, misplaced priorities, and failed results. Gov. Walker has repeatedly promised to create 250,000 new jobs, but his failed agenda has made Wisconsin the only state in the nation to lose jobs for six consecutive months. Since Gov. Walker signed his budget into law, Wisconsin has lost 35,600 jobs. http://www.wqow.com/story/16347349/opponentssupporters-of-governor-walker-clash-on-jobs-numbers
    Posted by airborne-rgr[/QUOTE]

    What if we use the Obama standard for job growth?  By that standard, Walker has created maybe a few hundred thousand jobs.  That Obama standard, btw, is to just pick a timeframe that works and shows growth, ignoring job losses, and run with it.
     
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    Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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    [QUOTE]"Heck 'uv a job, Brownie" The latest jobs report was released this week, and for the fifth straight month, Wisconsin lost jobs, nearly 15,000 of them. Now that stat has quickly become a campaign issue in the effort to recall Governor Walker.  A pillar of Governor Walker's campaign was the creation of 250,000 jobs during his four year term.  "Every single month since Scott Walker signed this budget Wisconsin has lost jobs.  This is someone, who if there was one thing people could repeat about him when he ran for governor was he was going to create 250-thousand new jobs.  He is becoming an epic failure when it comes to job creation," Tate says. "In just over a year, Governor Walker's term has already been defined by a multitude of missed opportunities, misplaced priorities, and failed results. Gov. Walker has repeatedly promised to create 250,000 new jobs, but his failed agenda has made Wisconsin the only state in the nation to lose jobs for six consecutive months. Since Gov. Walker signed his budget into law, Wisconsin has lost 35,600 jobs. http://www.wqow.com/story/16347349/opponentssupporters-of-governor-walker-clash-on-jobs-numbers
    Posted by airborne-rgr[/QUOTE]

    I knew it.  Airborne is wrong again.  Wisconsin is up about 13,000 jobs.

    "Walker campaigned in 2010 on the promise to deliver 250,000 more jobs to Wisconsin over four years. And while jobs have declined each of the past six months, they are up by 13,500 since Walker took office. "
     
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    Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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    [QUOTE]Riiiiight. Wisconsin the only state in the nation to lose jobs for six consecutive months.
    Posted by airborne-rgr[/QUOTE]

    So explain how his budget is causing all these losses in jobs

    Hell....can ANYONE explain it??? Anyone???

    Seriously...ANYONE?


    Didn't think so...more bullshite lies from airborne
     
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    Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker : So explain how his budget is causing all these losses in jobs Hell....can ANYONE explain it??? Anyone??? Seriously...ANYONE? Didn't think so...more bullshite lies from airborne
    Posted by WhichOnesPink[/QUOTE]

    It is because airborne is lying.  The first six months, when Walker was dealing with the mess he inherited, jobs were lost.  what he doesn't want to tell you is that things have been going very well since then, and as my post above shows, Walker is actually net positive 13,000 jobs.

    The left lies and cherry picks statistics.  They do this because we are focused on results, they are focused on "hope and change" i.e. killing off the country so they can implement a liberal utopia where government dispenses all rights, all needs.

    That the facts support the conservative positions consistently is a threat to their goals, so they need to change, lie or obscure the facts.
     
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    Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Great Scott: the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker : It is because airborne is lying.  The first six months, when Walker was dealing with the mess he inherited, jobs were lost.  what he doesn't want to tell you is that things have been going very well since then, and as my post above shows, Walker is actually net positive 13,000 jobs. The left lies and cherry picks statistics.  They do this because we are focused on results, they are focused on "hope and change" i.e. killing off the country so they can implement a liberal utopia where government dispenses all rights, all needs. That the facts support the conservative positions consistently is a threat to their goals, so they need to change, lie or obscure the facts.
    Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE]

    To be fair the Right has their fair share of cherry pickers and liars...but I will say no one does it better than airborne and kirk...they've brought it to a new level...it's an art form with them.
     

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