Republican Gov. Scott Walker, on the magic his administration performed by manufacturing new “jobs” numbers showing job growth in Wisconsin (emphasis added):
“…I think that’s good news, not just for me personally, but I think it’s good news as we mentioned to small business owners here, for employers who are looking to grow and expand in the state.”
Yeah, what a coincidence…Gov. Walker’s administration decides to become the only state in the country to calculate jobs numbers using its own method, and just coincidentally that new method of calculating jobs numbers just happens to benefit Gov. Walker’s chances in the June 5 recall election. Nope, there’s definitely no bias in Gov. Walker’s own administration releasing it’s own jobs numbers (numbers that differ greatly from the accepted jobs numbers for our state), and it’s all just a coincidence that the numbers just happen to benefit Gov. Walker!
Phil has done yeoman’s work breaking down just how phony the jobs numbers Gov. Walker’s administration pulled out of thin air really are, but Democratic State Rep. Mark Pocan summed this farce best:
“Creating new numbers doesn’t create new jobs. We’ve all seen Scott Walker struggle to tell us the truth before, and we are seeing it again. In his one year in office, Governor Walker ‘dropped the bomb’ on state workers and dropped the ball on job creation. In 20 days, I’m confident the people of Wisconsin will be able to sort fact from fiction and send Governor Walker packing.”
The truly unfortunate thing about the new jobs numbers concocted by members of Gov. Walker’s administration is that some unfortunate souls will actually believe the numbers released by Gov. Walker’s administration are actually an unbiased, accurate account of our state’s jobs situation, when in reality Wisconsin actually lost jobs last year.
Once again Scott Walker has shown he’ll do or say anything to keep the only job that really matters to him – his own.