The two following points should be enough to end Walker's dream of world conquest:
Report: Wisconsin worst in nation on shrinking middle class: Wisconsin ranks worst among the 50 states in terms of a shrinking middle class, with real median household incomes here falling 14.7 percent since 2000, according to the Pew Charitable Trust report … the largest decline in the percentage of families considered "middle class," or those earning between 67 and 200 percent of their state’s median income.Big time jobs problem for Walker policies:
In 2000, 54.6 percent of Wisconsin families fell into the middle class category but that has fallen to 48.9 percent in 2013 … All other states showed some decline but none as great as Wisconsin’s 5.7 percent figure … Also, the median household income in Wisconsin was $60,344 in 2000 but now stands at just $51,467 after adjusting for inflation. That’s a dip of 14.7 percent. Nationally, median household incomes declined by 7.2 percent.
Wisconsin again in bottom half of states in yearly job growth: Wisconsin had a statistically significant increase in private-sector jobs in July, but not enough to get out of the bottom half of states for job growth over the last year. Most of that growth was in service-providing fields.
Between July 2014 and July 2015, Wisconsin's private-sector job level grew by 40,300. That 1.66 percent growth ranked 29th in the country; it's the third straight month that Wisconsin has been in the bottom half of states in job growth over the previous year.