Wisconsin has dropped from 11th in job creation to 44th, last in the Midwest; recently saw an uptick in unemployment; and is experiencing falling wages.
Walker, meanwhile, has blamed everyone but himself for the effects of policies that cut job-creating investments in health care, education, technology and infrastructure, while going on a borrowing spree that has exploded the state’s debt.
The paper wrote that, “There’s no single policy that can turn things around. But it is time for the administration to admit, forthrightly, that the policies of Walker’s first two years — the cornerstones of which were austerity for public employees, tax breaks for business and the easing of regulatory burdens — did not create the dramatic rebound in job growth that they predicted.”
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