By Urban Media News
In the final weeks of the gubernatorial campaign, Scott Walker is doing everything he can to distract voters from his horrible record on jobs.
Attacking his opponent’s ideas to turn Wisconsin into a top-ten, thriving economy, instead of facing the fact that he and his administration have failed miserably at putting Wisconsinites back to work.
Wisconsin is dead last in Midwest job creation since Walker took office in 2011 and recent jobs data shows the state lost 4,300 jobs in August alone.
Walker is completely out of touch with the reality families face, even touting a “Wisconsin Comeback” when the state continues to hemorrhage jobs and lag behind the rest of the nation in economic growth.
Walker is a career politician, content to weather the storm rather than put forth a plan to improve Wisconsin’s economic fortunes.
Walker’s lopsided tax cuts for those at the very top and big special interests are why a new report from the American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc. ranks Wisconsin as the fourth worst state for business in 2014.
The study, in its eleventh year, examines 32 factors that reflect state’s efforts to be pro-business.
Taxes, human resources, energy costs, infrastructure spending, worker compensation legislation, and incentive programs are just a few of the items the study look at to score states’ business climate.
The Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study reflects state leadership that “truly understands the importance of producing the best business environment, and thus the best opportunities for job growth.”
Wisconsin’s low rank is certainly a reflection on the state’s leadership.
After taking office, Scott Walker commented that he wanted to brand his 250,000 jobs promise on the foreheads of members of his administration.
Three and half years later, Wisconsin is still lagging behind on job creation, and Walker is struggling to get citizens back to work.
The governor’s one dimensional job creation strategy of tax cuts for those at the very top haven’t worked and in his second term, Walker only plans to implement more of the same failed ideas.
The study mentions that states like Wisconsin, should “seriously evaluate their economic development capabilities” and suggests that “state political leaders rethink their efforts to attract and maintain jobs for their constituents.”
Families in our state can’t bear another four years of Scott Walker’s failed job creation ideas.
Instead of waiting for Walker to rethink his efforts, voters should choose new leadership in the fall.
Unlike Scott Walker, Mary Burke knows what it takes to create jobs and attract businesses in Wisconsin.
Her private sector experience includes turning a homegrown Wisconsin bicycle company into a global industry leader as an executive with Trek Bicycle.
And when she served as Wisconsin’s Commerce Secretary, there were 50,000 more jobs in the state than exist today.
With the cost of nearly everything rising and a shallow pool of jobs, Burke’s proven success in both the private and public sectors is exactly what Wisconsin families need.