Friday, June 6, 2014

New WISGOP Billboard tells lies and half truths! That's all they've got!

JR Ross at WisPolitics wrote this about the new GOP billboard pictured here, with my included "corrections:"
The state GOP put up a billboard on I-94 between Milwaukee and Madison greeting those on their way to the Dem State Convention with a knock on Mary Burke over jobs. The DNC quickly fired back that the billboard has two "swings and misses." The party noted Wisconsin Politifact rated the claim that Doyle's policies led to 133,000 jobs lost as "mostly false," while pointing out Walker promised to create 250,000 new jobs in his first term and that he is unlikely to meet his pledge.


Jake formerly of the LP said...

I can sum up that pretty easily.


GeoffT said...

I have seen the original, but Burke was Commerce Secretary from February 2005 to the end of October 2007.

During this time Wisconsin added 49,900 private sector jobs when Jim Doyle and Mary Burke were steering the ship in their respective government roles.

The idea, then, of ascribing 133,000 job losses to Burke is doubly untrue. She should probably have it taken down under 12.05 Wis Stat and let the perps cool off behind bars.