Walker doubled-down on his ridiculous, unattainable 250,000 job promise at the GOP convention this weekend in Green Bay saying that he could still meet the target if he could just serve out his term. The trouble is, there is no way that he could come anywhere close to hitting that mark.
It appears it will be difficult for Walker to achieve his job-creation goal. Jobs data is available through March, and from this April to December 2014, Walker would have to create nearly 7,400 private-sector jobs a month, or 88,800 a year, to meet his mark.
Nothing close to that has happened over the past two decades. The most private-sector job growth came in 1994, when 72,400 jobs were added, according to average annual employment figures from the state Department of Workforce Development.
See how that works, scooter? You’d have to have two years of job growth 20% higher than any job growth number ever recorded in the history of Wisconsin. So take your pick, folks: Delusional, dishonest or stupid. There aren’t really any other options.