Here is what we know about Governor Scott Walker (R-WI):
The Headline of the Day comes from Bloomberg: Walker Dislikes Job Numbers, So He’ll Put Out His Own
Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs between March 2011 and 2012, according to the bureau, which will release fresh estimates tomorrow. Walker, who promised to create 250,000 jobs by the end of his first term in 2014, says the state is performing better than that. He said while campaigning this week that he would release his own figures as early as today, the Associated Press reported.
“The governor set himself up,” said Andy Feldman, director of BadgerStat, a nonpartisan statistical website that measures Wisconsin’s governmental performance. “The 250,000- jobs promise was a ploy, and he’s set himself up by creating the focus on a goal over which he has very little control.”
Walker’s spokesman, Cullen Werwie, didn’t respond to e- mails and telephone messages seeking comment.
Forbes skewers Governor Walker: Scott Walker Magically Turns Dismal Wisconsin Job Numbers Into A Pre-Election Miracle
With Wisconsin sufferingthe worst job loss numbers in the nation for the calendar year 2011, Governor Scott Walker promised yesterday that he will reveal newly revised numbers this week that will, effectively, change water into wine on the Wisconsin job front.
The Governor has simply decided to ignore the system used by the Department of Labor —and every other state in the nation —to measure job growth (or loss) and elected instead to go with a different set of numbers that makes things in Wisconsin look better.
Who knew it could be so easy to solve a jobs crisis?
Brian Williams calls him out:
Williams: But the math disagrees with you. You’ve cut more per pupil not more than anyone on this stage but of any of the 50 states.
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