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  •  Of course Wisconsin job creation is abysmal (19+ / 0-)

    When Walker and his right wing hack legislators turned down billions in public and private investment in the state. Billions in Medicaid expansion funding as part of the ACA, the 810 million for high speed rail, and over $2 billion in wind energy projects due to ridiculous site setbacks.  And that is just what immediately comes to mind.  Of course Wisconsin citizens get much less for their Federal taxes,  but the brain dead zombies in charge of the state government cannot think of that inconvenient truth or take responsibility for the fact their short sighted policies are hurting the state economy.

    •  That would make a great infographic - (7+ / 0-)

      How many Billions has Walker Walked Away From?

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 12:36:53 PM PST

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    •  simplify much (0+ / 0-)

      What I would be interested in what kind of jobs are created.  For pure job creation, red states tend to be better.  Forbes says that Texas and Arizona are going to continue to be the leaders in job creation.  

      If these are low paying jobs, then it is not going to do anyone any good.  For instance, Minnesota and particularly place like California mus create lots of high paying jobs so people can afford housing.  Wisconsin does not necessarily have that problem.  It is hard to say what the actual living outlook is there.

      Which is to say that just talking about jobs is not enough.  Yes, Wisconsin is truly a failure of governance on many fronts, but we can hardly say Minnesota success.  Job growth, income growth, how affordable is a house to a family, income dispartiy.  These are the bread and butter issues.  In California an average house is 5 or 6 times the median income.  Is it any wonder that businesses might want to move Texas where their workers don't have to live in a shack.

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