Sunday, March 27, 2016

Walker admits defeat on Job Creation, now attacks the number of help wanted ads.

I'm off to Easter with the family, but there's something I'm looking into that lies at the very heart of Scott Walker's desire to fill the jobs already open, and not create new ones.

Word salad Walker offered up this down-the-rabbit-hole logic:
Walker: "One of my top priorities has shifted from job creation to filling jobs, which really in turn becomes a form of economic development going forward because for a lot of employers in this state if they don’t have confidence they can fill vacant positions now, that becomes a barrier to adding more jobs in the future."
Will we be able to survive 3 more years of this Bizarro World approach to managing the state?

What is the historical average of the open jobs market? It seems likely that number would be pretty consistent. So is it ridiculous to change what might be unchangeable, all those help wanted ads that persist no matter what happens, because of the ebb and flow of the marketplace (hint: Jake?)?

One thing I do know, Walker is now marketing a new product for a third term, smaller in size, gluten free, but at a more expensive price; last in the Midwest in almost all jobs and business creation categories.


  1. We shouldn't have to wonder for very much longer where this job training plan is headed as we've seen nearly six years of it in practice already.

    This will be more cuts to public school spending instead of expanding historical industrial arts offerings (albeit offering class selections including introducing the newer technological processes) and shift those monies to specific manufacturers in the form of training grants and more tax breaks with little to no follow up on results of actually filling jobs being offered.

    This is nothing more than Walker's same failed approach to "job creation," under a slightly revised emphasis in the press marketed title of his plan. All talk no results to help citizens nor the overall state economy.

    We have intelligent people already, who don't really need much beyond short term on the job training, but cannot afford and therefore are not going to be attracted to take jobs that still won't pay a living wage.

  2. Notice how Walker never asks for the "job creators" to, you know, play a role in creating jobs? Instead, he's clearly blaming Wisconsin workers for not accepting the crappy wages WMC businesses want to give them, and are blaming people for having interests in being something other than the drones their bosses want them to be.

    And Goldman Sachs exec Heidi Cruz wonders why the GOP isnt seen as the party of the working class? Look at the attitude they have about these people!

  3. Kansas just approved new round of taxes for poor and middle class after gutting education and creating a huge deficit. Government is only here to create opportunity but no giveaways. John Birch is sleeping well these days. The question is how to wake up the average so called republican voter