The Wisdems Daily Update is provided by the staff of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, made possible by various media agencies reporting on Wisconsin politics.
The past three years under Walker’s leadership has been a disaster for our great state. Wisconsin currently has the second-worst rate of job growth in the Midwest, and is lagging behind the rest of the country at 35th in the nation in job creation. With less than a year left to deliver on his central campaign promise, the latest data shows that so far Wisconsin has added less than half of the jobs Scott Walker pledged to create during his first term.
Congratulations on another successful State Convention! This year’s convention in the Dells has truly been one of our best to date. We had the opportunity to unite to celebrate our past successes, and also focus on shaping the future of Wisconsin.
Our Democratic Party’s goals and values are reflected in the policies we fight for and the causes we champion. We are dedicated to the prosperity of our state, and we believe that education is the foundation for greater success and opportunity.
Representative Fred Clark of Baraboo, vice chairman of the Legislature’s Task Force on Rural Schools, calls out Republicans for their lack of support for rural public schooling in a recent Wausau Daily Herald column.
The fact is that the Republican majority in the Legislature has taken every opportunity it can to wage war on the city of Milwaukee.
In Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, it’s the absence of new small businesses and entrepreneurial activity that is driving our economy – down. The most recent federal jobs data shows Wisconsin lagging behind the rest of the nation and our neighbors in the Midwest as we rank 9th out 10 Midwest states on job creation and 35th in the nation overall.
I’ll be the first to admit that we try our best, but we still don’t get everything right here at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (if you don’t believe me just take a look at our Facebook page or read some progressive blogs.) But we have thick skins so we can handle being wrong -- and being called out on it. What we can’t abide is Politifact’s absurd double standard that ignores not only the facts, but its own standards and principles.