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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:31 AM

Did Scott Walker's budget cuts hurt economy? Some economists think so

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Across the country, the economy is slowly but steadily improving. More companies are hiring, consumers are spending again, the stock market is tickling record highs and many Americans say they are feeling more optimistic about the future.

But Wisconsin stands somewhat apart from this trend, consistently and stubbornly lagging in job creation and finding itself near the bottom of many measures of economic health.

Sam Breidenbach knows that uneasy feeling. Before the Great Recession, when most people were feeling pretty flush, he had 20 employees working for him at TDS Custom Construction. The home repair and remodeling business was doing well.

Today, Breidenbach counts 14 employees at his east-side Madison firm, and while things seem to be picking up a bit of steam in early 2013, hes still not in a position to hire more staff.

No way I could go back to where I was,, he says. Id like to add guys but we just dont have the business right now.

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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:45 AM

1. If your biz relies on Wisconsin citizens spending money, your business has been hurt by Wanker...

He took money from Wisconsin families and handed it to London and Tokyo corporate shareholders. Thanks for squat, Squat.

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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:51 PM

2. And yet he will be re-elected again because of Wisconsin's voter suppression laws

I am so disappointed in the people of Wisconsin for not voting to recall this guy and him and his slimy bunch will continue to run Wisconsin as an organized crime party.

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