The next time you hear Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker talking about all the job losses in Wisconsin and how he’ll bring back jobs as governor, remember one thing:
When Walker was elected in April 2002 the unemployment rate was 6.7%. In May 2009 it was 9.7%. Neumann, the math teacher, will tell you that the unemployment rate has gone up 3% since Walker became Milwaukee County Executive.
By comparison, in Wisconsin the unemployment rate was 6.2% when Jim Doyle took office in January 2003. In May 2009 the rate was 8.7%- a 2.5% rise in unemployment.
Scott Walker’s done a worse job than Gov. Doyle when it comes to jobs, so tell me again….why should Walker get a promotion?
H/T to Harris Kane.