Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that Wisconsin’s job creation numbers for his first year in office will be revised this week, less than three weeks before he faces a recall election that could turn based on his success in improving the state’s struggling economy.
His Democratic challenger in the recall, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, accused Walker of “fixing the books” to make the jobs numbers appear better than they are.
“They brought in a fiction writer,” Barrett said. “They don’t like their numbers. They’re going to make up their own numbers.”
But it’s all just empty promises by Walker anyway.
The new numbers won’t change the monthly unemployment data that has been used to measure how well Walker is meeting his 2010 jobs promise.
Walker blamed the state’s employment woes on the recalls, saying employers are hesitant to add jobs during times of political uncertainty but that there would be a “dramatic turnaround” after June 5.
“There is a tremendous enthusiasm built up for additional jobs,” he said. “I think you’re going to see a tremendous takeoff.”
The confidence fairy still lives in Walker’s Wisconsin. It’s pathetic. It really, really is. The only “dramatic turnaround” after June 5th will be when Governor Barrett cleans the slime out of the Governor’s Mansion and the “tremendous enthusiasm” for a corruption-free government returns to Wisconsin.