One Wisconsin Now Press Release
|March 8, 2012
Contact: Mike Browne
Phone: (608) 444-3483
One Year of Walker = 20,600 Fewer Jobs in Wisconsin
Madison -- The numbers are in and Wisconsin lost a net of 20,600 nonfarm jobs in 2011 with Scott Walker as Governor and Republicans in control of the state legislature.
While nationally jobs were added the backwards, trickle-down economic policies of Gov. Walker and the GOP cost us almost 21,000 jobs over the last year.
It's not only that Gov. Walker's economic polices are not working, they're causing real harm to the middle class and working families, children and seniors of Wisconsin.
Gov. Walker's one percent agenda of tax giveaways to the wealthy and corporations have meant the largest cuts to public education in state history, less affordable or lost health care for thousands of Wisconsinites and, to top it off, almost 21,000 jobs lost between January and December 2011.