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Walker Turns Wisconsin Into Job Loss Leader(public-sector job losses (17,800)
AFL-CIO ^ | 4/24/2012 | Mike Hall

Posted on 04/24/2012 5:01:07 PM PDT by mdittmar

So much for Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) stewardship of the Wisconsin economy and his promise that eliminating collective bargaining rights for public employees and massive budget cuts would turn the Badger State into a job growth miracle.

A report today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that Wisconsin is the only state in the nation to suffer “statistically significant” job loss during the 12 months from March 2011 to March 2012. In other words, while the rest of the nation is at least holding its own or seeing improvement in job growth, Walker’s Wisconsin experiment is a miserable failure.

During the period, Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs. That was the largest decrease in percentage terms in the country. The public-sector job losses (17,800) were far larger than the private-sector job losses (6,100).

Voters will certainly keep this in mind when they go to the polls in Walker’s upcoming recall election.

The BLS report can be found here. Also click here to check out this report from the Economic Policy Institute and here for a more detailed look at Walker’s economic record.   


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: aflcio; scottwalker; union; uniongoons; walker; wisconsin
Wisconsin leads the way!
1 posted on 04/24/2012 5:01:10 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

They say it like its a bad thing. Losing public sector workers is to be applauded. The fewer leeches on the private sector the better.

On Wisconsin!


2 posted on 04/24/2012 5:04:04 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: mdittmar

I’d say that’s a good start!


3 posted on 04/24/2012 5:04:39 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: mdittmar

I call it addition by subtraction.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 5:04:39 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Lurker

They left out the punch line: 42% of the job losses were from the three counties (representing 13% pop.) that DIDN’T make use of ACT 10 provisions.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 5:05:25 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: mdittmar
The public-sector job losses (17,800) were far larger than the private-sector job losses (6,100).

Now THAT'S the way to do it!!

6 posted on 04/24/2012 5:05:54 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mdittmar

We’re putting the brakes on unsustainable perks and benefits for our overlords in the public sector. The private sector is hiring again and the economic outlook is getting better for the Badger State!


7 posted on 04/24/2012 5:05:58 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: mdittmar

....and your point is?


8 posted on 04/24/2012 5:06:00 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: mdittmar

What’s the bad news?


9 posted on 04/24/2012 5:06:17 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The AFL-CIO wants to punish success by fudging the numbers in Wisconsin.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: mdittmar

If this is the result of sanity, I’d guess that we are in for a very bad time... Unions and their power are the future of politics here and unfortunately elsewhere. Hang on folks, we are in for a very bad timer!


11 posted on 04/24/2012 5:07:05 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: mdittmar
According to that BLS report linked, Wisconsin's unemployment is at 6.8%, compared to 8.2% overall. This proves their point how?

I guess the AFL-CIO didn't actually expect anyone to look at the link.

12 posted on 04/24/2012 5:07:10 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (It's not over yet. Newt 2012.)
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To: mdittmar
17,800 fewer government employees. Sounds like victory for the common man.
13 posted on 04/24/2012 5:08:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mdittmar

14 posted on 04/24/2012 5:08:53 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: hinckley buzzard
17,800 fewer government employees.

Nice work, Gov!
15 posted on 04/24/2012 5:10:05 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: mdittmar
"public-sector job losses (17,800) were far larger than the private-sector job losses (6,100)."

HALLELUJAH!

Should have cut twice that many of the Union Members' jobs, which produce ZERO benefit, and cost taxpayers a ton of money.

The Public Sector is a money-laundering operation of the DNC, and a 50% reduction, NATION-WIDE will be a good start on government solvency.

16 posted on 04/24/2012 5:12:29 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
"According to that BLS report linked, Wisconsin's unemployment is at 6.8%, compared to 8.2% overall. This proves their point how?"

"I guess the AFL-CIO didn't actually expect anyone to look at the link."

I guess they didn't,check out the unemployment rate in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids state of Nevada,big backer of unions,highest unemployment rate in the nation.

18 posted on 04/24/2012 5:15:01 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
AFL-CIO is preaching to the Choir.

Wisconsin's unemployment is at 6.8%, compared to 8.2% overall.

Real numbers!!

19 posted on 04/24/2012 5:15:20 PM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: mdittmar

ping


20 posted on 04/24/2012 5:22:10 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: mdittmar

I don’t think there is a bigger bunch of whining crybabies in America than the commie union thugs. Get over it freeloaders! Get a job!


21 posted on 04/24/2012 5:24:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: mdittmar

Good news! Thanks, Governor!


22 posted on 04/24/2012 5:26:22 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mdittmar

17000 fewer fleas on the dog. A good start.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 5:38:52 PM PDT by lurk
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To: mdittmar

I hope EVERY AFL-CIO Communist UNION THUG loses their job! May this turd union rot in HELL!


24 posted on 04/24/2012 5:48:25 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Oh, I don’t know....I think the unions have a challenger in a certain melanin tinted people....


25 posted on 04/24/2012 5:56:17 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: mdittmar

Consider the source of the numbers. We used to call this a MAO study: Made As Ordered.


26 posted on 04/24/2012 6:04:12 PM PDT by dewawi
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To: mdittmar; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin AFL CIO Jobs Report ping

FReep Mail me if you want on,, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


27 posted on 04/24/2012 6:07:04 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mdittmar
“...Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs. That was the largest decrease in percentage terms in the country. The public-sector job losses (17,800) were far larger than the private-sector job losses (6,100).”

Yes, but the public-sector job losses are good, right?

There are way too many bureaucrats in the “public-sector”.

Time for public-sector jobs to be a culling of the herd.

28 posted on 04/24/2012 6:23:37 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

29 posted on 04/24/2012 7:00:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: mdittmar

I’ve seen hundreds of these human union pigs in MI.

Poor ol’ Mike is about 5’9”. He weighs about 270 lbs. He has a daily seat at the local bar that he warms from 7am til 5pm until his poor momma comes to pick him up and introduce him to his kids.

Mike will be dead from heart disease or diabetes via alcoholism before he hits 50, unless he tries to pick up another man’s wife. Then he’s dead by .45 cal at age 47.


30 posted on 04/24/2012 7:40:14 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: mdittmar
I've done research on the BLS monthly employment/unemployment numbers.

They're phony.

31 posted on 04/24/2012 9:44:57 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Lurker; Diana in Wisconsin; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

That’s because “they” is the AFL-CIO, to them it is a bad thing. This is like a mob putting out a press release condemning the arrest of a great number of crooks.


32 posted on 04/24/2012 10:09:57 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: mdittmar

It’s not a job loss when we chase a few pigs away from the government’s trough - it’s an accomplishment! Go Scott! Send him something NOW https://donate.scottwalker.org/s/?gclid=CLC5t__8z68CFSERNAodegtWHg


33 posted on 04/25/2012 5:15:23 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Impy; Lurker; Diana in Wisconsin; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

Unions = EARTH WHORES on meth.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 7:52:41 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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