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  •  And Don't Forget the $500,000.00 grant...... (6+ / 0-)

    Where did that money come from?  All of a sudden an extra $500 GRAND just showed up.  I guess Wisconsin isn't "broke" anymore & apparently the "fiscal emergency" has gone away, as well.  

    85 jobs?  That ought to make a real dent in the 250,000 jobs Walker promised Wisconsin.  

    •  85 down, 249,915 to go... (3+ / 0-)
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      mswsm, WI Deadhead, Calamity Jean

      ...so Wanker needs to start looking for other Republican business owners to move to Wsiconsin. I suppose he could try to convince Jimmy John's not to move their HQ to Florida...

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 02:37:21 PM PDT

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      •  So I did some more math and it is frightful: (3+ / 0-)
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        JeffW, Bluefin, WI Deadhead
        looking at hiring an additional 25 employees in the next 2-3 years

        $1.75 million/25 new jobs = $70,000 per job

        250,000 new jobs * $70,000 per job = $175 billion

        Now there is a business model I can believe in!

      •  Still 253,000 new jobs to go. The 85 don't count (0+ / 0-)

        since the IL employees will come with the IL employer and thus no current Wisconsin citizen is hired as a result of this imported company. And in his pre-innagural act, he tossed out the 3,000 high speed rail project jobs.  So no credit is yet due to Walker for actually new jobs.  It's a tip foul by Walker and caught for an out.

        Walker still as to do something positive to actually create real new jobs for the historically large current unemployed and under-employed, which will mean real investment of capital not a measly $1.75 million of Walker's state funded palm greasing.  In addition to the lost 3,000 high speed rail jobs booted out of state, he'll also have to make for losing many thousands of teachers and educational staff around the state.  This all adds to a growing and significant negative jobs destruction tally.  The net effect will also negatively affect the local communities from which these jobs were lost, so more jobs could be downsized as a result.  And of course there will be a bigger hit to the Unemployment Insurance funds.

        We really should be demanding Governor Walker keep track of all the jobs his once highly tauted policies have destroyed. There are no new good new jobs for teachers or the high tech rail systems engineers and staff.  There are still no new good jobs for all the laid off GM and Chrysler workers.   And there's many other companies who have laid off or quit hiring any new staff, without any good new jobs for displaced workers and new graduates.

        Maybe his new revised tally should be over 265,000 new jobs to create, due to this growing sum of lost jobs. Our boy Scotty just isn't at all getting things moving in the right direction and seems to be trying to play a sort of carnival shell game with WI citizens. Nothing counts Scotty, unless we Cheddarheads are hired into 'permanent full time jobs', for living wages and decent benefits.

        When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

        by antirove on Sat Mar 19, 2011 at 02:58:56 AM PDT

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