Wisconsin on the losing end!

By Robert Miranda, Editor, Wisconsin Spanish Journal

July 28, 2015

As Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker seeks the GOP nomination for President of the United States, he would like to use what he has done in Wisconsin as a real example of what he would do as President. But what Walker wants to show you, and what Walker has done, are two entirely different things.

Walker’s ECONOMIC SECURITY plan fell apart when he decided to follow political agendas that do not generate jobs, increase incomes or expand the middle class.

Ask yourself: “Is this the person you want in the White House?”

The facts:

1. WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT 38th WORST IN USA IN 2014 — WAS 20TH BEST IN 2010: Walker not only failed to fulfill his promise of creating 250,000 jobs in his first term, Wisconsin now ranks 38th worst in the nation and last in the Midwest.

SEE AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF:

http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/promises/walk-o-meter/promise/526/create-250000-new-jobs/

http://www.jsonline.com/business/wisconsin-job-creation-rank-falls-to-38th-in-us-b99464770z1-296876421.html

Question: Do you really think that, under Walker ‘s leadership, the US will have more jobs for its people?

2. INCOME FALLS FOR AVERAGE WISCONSIN HOUSEHOLD AND WISCONSIN MIDDLE CLASS SHRINKING FASTEST IN NATION: July 21, 2015, Walker claimed that Wisconsin’s median household income was +2.7%. This was rated MOSTLY FALSE by PolitiFact: http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2015/jul/27/scott-walker/scott-walker-says-under-his-leadership-incomes-are/ The reality is that the figures show that, under Walker’s leadership, state household incomes have fallen, even after accounting for inflation. http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/report-wisconsin-worst-in-nation-on-shrinking-middle-class/article_f802788b-2405-5e5f-9fe3-522939779911.html

QUESTION: Do you seriously think that under Walker’s leadership the US will experience rising incomes and better quality of life for its people?

3. WALKER SUPPORTS CORRUPT AND SHADY PRACTICES AT WEDC: Since 2011, the Wisconsin Economic Development Agency (WEDC) created by Walker, chaired by Walker, and run by Walker’s key executive choices working at his pleasure, has squandered at least $140 million in loans and tax credits to many companies — including donor owners, without following even the most basic underwriting rules and WITHOUT CREATING JOBS. One former donor used the money to pay off a Maserati. No wonder Wisconsin ranks 38th worst in the nation in job creation. Walker now wants to distance himself from the agency by having the legislature remove him as the chair.

SEE AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GOP_2016_WALKER_DEVELOPMENT_WOES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

QUESTION: Do you seriously think Walker did not know about the inappropriate loans and credits going out to donors when everyone reports to him and his appointees? Who knows what other things the public does not know? The standard should be that, if you did not know, you should have known…hence no matter what, Walker is responsible.

4. WALKER’S MEDIOCRE ECONOMIC POLICY: Walker’s economic policy is mediocre at best. This is because:

a. General tax breaks were approved without conditions or alignment to job creation in the hope that the private sector would generate jobs that were NEVER REALIZED (Wisconsin 38th worst in the nation in job creation)

b. WEDC approved loans without following underwriting guidelines and with corrupt and shady practices

c. Complete lack of alignment between WEDC and Workforce Development, Transportation, Housing, Social Services, etc.

d. Property tax reductions had minimal impact on households and on increased consumption ($300m total — about $10 per household)

e. Lower revenue collections due to unmet job creation goals

f. Walker has postponed debt payments in the amount of $300 million so he can balance the latest budget..leaving the people in Wisconsin holding the bag!

g. Lack of understanding that a strong economy is a matter of economic security

h. At the root is Walker’s PERSONAL AND MENTAL inability to focus on the right priorities instead of following political agendas that SHOULD have generated jobs, increased incomes and expanded the middle class

i. WALKER’S MEDIOCRE ECONOMIC POLICY RESULTS: WISCONSIN IS 38TH WORST IN THE NATION IN JOB CREATION, INCOMES ARE FALLING, MIDDLE CLASS IS SHRINKING FASTEST IN NATION

SEE AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF:

http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/promises/walk-o-meter/promise/526/create-250000-new-jobs/

http://www.jsonline.com/business/wisconsin-job-creation-rank-falls-to-38th-in-us-b99464770z1-296876421.html

http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2015/jul/27/scott-walker/scott-walker-says-under-his-leadership-incomes-are/

QUESTION: Do you seriously think that under Scott Walker’s leadership the US will experience rising incomes and better quality of life for its people – business owners, middle class or workers?

QUESTION: Do you really think that under Scott Walker‘s leadership the US will have more jobs for its people — business owners, middle class or workers?

Do you think that Republican values as applied by Walker will generate jobs, prosperity, safety and security?

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