Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sycophantic Walker to Trump, vilify Labor's free market choices.

Scott Walker was soundly trashed by Trump. It's a political wound that should never have healed, if Walker had any amount of moral conviction, but he doesn't.

WSJ: At the rally, Mr. Trump accused Mr. Walker of overstating the strength of the state’s economy, a criticism that fell on receptive ears of an audience that booed at the mention of their governor’s name. "He’s not doing such a good job, Scott Walker, but he’s convinced you there’s no problem. Both Walker and Cruz want TPP — that would hit Wisconsin so hard.”

Trump then read a long list of economic data points to make the case that Walker has failed: total state debt $45 billion, 20,000 fewer people in labor force than 7 years ago, 800,000 food stamp recipients; middle class hit hard due to loss of manufacturing; 15,000 jobs lost to NAFTA and more. “He’s not doing such a good job, Scott Walker, but he’s convinced you there’s no problem.”

"You had a $2.2 billion budget deficit and the schools were going begging and everything and everything was going begging because he didn't want to raise taxes because he was going to run for president. So instead of raising taxes he cut back on schools, he cut back on highways, cut back on a lot of things. And that's why Wisconsin has a problem and you're losing jobs all over the place."

Trump called the Club for Grow (he donated $15,000 to them for Scott Walker recall election) a“crooked outfit.” “He (Club for Growth) writes me a note asking for $1 million dollars. Now they are doing ads all over Wisconsin on eminent domain. By the way without eminent domain you would not have schools roads or hospitals... but they are complaining about eminent domain which is kind of funny because these people love the Keystone pipeline... which is all about eminent domain." 
He's now groveling at Trump's feet, hoping to get something he's opposed every waking moment of his administration, federal help.

Walker sells out our Packers, to a happy (?) Trump!!!
The president’s emphasis on concerns raised by CEOs across the country, that there are some 6 million job vacancies — the highest since the 1980s — largely due to a lack of qualified workers, echoes a similar focus on workforce development in Wisconsin by Gov. Scott Walker ... discuss the need for government and the private sector to work together....
Free Market Labor: It's rarely talked about, but labor is also a part of the supposed "free market," where businesses compete by offering wages, benefits and training. For Walker, who really has no concept of work, isn't buying that.

Walker's laser like focus on what has been a normal and perpetually long list of unfilled jobs (remember the thick "Help Wanted" sections), which by the way ignores the choices laborers are making while letting business off the hook to do their part by raising wages, is a sneaky way to avoid creating 21st century jobs.

You'd think with all the tax cut savings handed out to our starving class of corporate CEO's, they would have some money left over to boost wages and attract the best and brightest?

Believe it or not, Democratic Party of Wisconsin chairwoman Martha Laning said something that didn't sound like she was reading it off a bumper sticker:
“Throughout his two terms, Gov. Scott Walker focused on giving massive tax giveaways to millionaires and out-of-state corporations. The same failed ideas of the last six years don’t need to be duplicated at the federal level. Wisconsinites need an economy that works for them all — not just those at the very top.”

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