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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:59 PM

Scott Walker's Austerity Agenda Yields 'Worst Job Losses in US'

We've heard about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's war on workers.

We've heard about Scott Walker's war on women.

But what about Scott Walker's war on Illinois.

The governor—who has made himself the face of an American austerity push that uses the fantasy of “shared sacrfice” to redistribute wealth upward—went to Springfield, Illinois, two weeks ago to tell the state's business leaders that their state should do it his way. Walker's argument was that Illinois was getting everything wrong and that Wisconsin was getting everything right when it came to encouraging job creation.

As he has for the past year in Florida, Arizona, Texas, California and other states, Walker was trying to export his approach to governing (and to pick up lots of campaign money): attacks on public employees, deep cuts in education and training, the undermining of public services and the rejection of federal support for transportation and broadband Internet development.

That, Walker said, is the way to create jobs.

Then reality set in.

The Bloomberg business new service, not exactly a liberal institution, ran a story headlined: “Republican Whipping-Boy Illinois Beats Wisconsin on Jobs.”


http://www.thenation.com/blog/167610/scott-walkers-austerity-agenda-yields-worst-job-losses-us




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MindMover Apr 2012 OP
tapermaker Apr 2012 #1
AllyCat Apr 2012 #2
MindMover Apr 2012 #3
HereSince1628 Apr 2012 #5
old guy Apr 2012 #8
Scuba Apr 2012 #4
ges5626sek Apr 2012 #6
MindMover Apr 2012 #7

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:30 PM

1. my heart says we will prevail , but

I think my brain believes that we will come up just short.

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Response to tapermaker (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:34 PM

2. We must prevail. We must win the Senate and the Mansion

I worry about the voting machines, even Kathy Nicklaus out. There will be shenanigans. Get out and register people to vote! Even if the law has been shelved for now, getting people registered encourages their participation in the process!!

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Response to tapermaker (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:39 PM

3. in other words, Your mind is telling you to give up but....

your heart won't let you....

Sad, because I believe one day soon, we all will wake up from our long slumber and take our lives back....

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Response to tapermaker (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:23 PM

5. There is no doubt in my mind that over time the people will prevail...

Most Wisconsin families with children expect those children to find work without travelling to India or Brazil.

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Response to tapermaker (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:23 PM

8. My sentiments also.

When collecting signatures for the recall, a surprising number of people told me that although they did not approve of Walkers policies they felt he should be allowed to serve his full term no matter what he does. This attitude makes me nervous.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:12 PM

4. If we have a fair election, Scott Walker will lose.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:45 PM

6. nvm.

 

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Response to ges5626sek (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:54 PM

7. not very much, no vitamins minyana, no variety minute, never vote middle, .......

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