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mbazid
Just smile and nod
09:41 AM on 03/04/2012
Pretty sad when 25 jobs is something to brag about.
10:18 AM on 03/04/2012
Are they "saved" jobs?
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jones
Dances with Weims
09:27 AM on 03/04/2012
Bye bye Mr. Walker. Maybe the Koch's are hiring.
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corporateownedusa
09:24 AM on 03/04/2012
"Wisconsin WINS matches unemployed individuals with businesses, providing a $75 stipend when the unemployed take a position with a company and is trained for six weeks. During the training period, the workers still collect unemployment and should have full-time jobs when they complete the program. Both bills were either authored or co-authored by state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine)."

So let's see if I have this right. Besides getting free labor for six weeks, the government gives an extra whole $75 dollars to those who take the bait. And after all that there is no guarantee at all they'll be hired at Racine Metal flab after they are done collecting their six weeks of free labor. Racine Metal really has no incentive to hire any of this free labor which is why it says "should". Oh, I can see why people would jump at that deal.
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Iccarus
The sky is my oyster
11:04 AM on 03/04/2012
You've got it right.I read that the state of Georgia is doing this also. This also does two things. It allows companies to hire free gov. subsidized workers to fill orders that are behind schedule, and then say so long when they are no longer needed. It also has a chilling effect on the existing work force. Who would dare ask for a raise in that type of environment.
09:17 AM on 03/04/2012
Taxpayers support Walker.
Freeloaders and those who live off of taxpayers simply don't.
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eLucida
Find me at TW @elucidaWI
09:20 AM on 03/04/2012
# Not intended to be a factual post
09:22 AM on 03/04/2012
Must work for a government union.
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4 EYES
09:43 AM on 03/04/2012
..."HARD WORKING" taxpayers...at lest get the meme correct....I'm neither and I don't either.
09:04 AM on 03/04/2012
Walker is a liar. 6 straight months of jobs lost and counting.
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Rangergirl
Needs of many outweigh needs of few or one
09:03 AM on 03/04/2012
BYE BYE
08:37 AM on 03/04/2012
Wisconsin has been one of the few states that has a net job LOSS since Walker took over.

Employers don't want what Republicans THINK they want. Employers want to be located in a state where the people are educated and healthy.

Thanks to Walker, WI may not have one of the best public school and university systems in the future.

WI teachers are paid 28th, yet have consistently gotten top - 5 results. They were not overpaid. Walker just ensured that fewer people would ever want to be teachers in Wisconsin.

Way to go, Republicans. Your war on education is working well, even if you can manage to win any real wars.
09:18 AM on 03/04/2012
Ha. What states have job growth under this unending O b am a recession?
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4 EYES
09:44 AM on 03/04/2012
Boossssssssssh....
04:29 PM on 03/04/2012
FYI: This is the BUSH recession.
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Mike Wuest
For the fallen & survivors, Thank You!
10:43 AM on 03/04/2012
This is the GOP's dumbing down of America at it's best. A uneducated voting society is easier to control and manipulate. Folds in with the recent study that shows Faux Snooze viewers to be less informed than average cable viewers.
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ber6965
President Obama Won Get Over It.
08:00 AM on 03/04/2012
25 Jobs??????
Whoopeeee........... that should ummmmmmmm.............boost the National Economy!!!!
Snark
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trumbull desi
If I have something pithy to say, see below
08:43 AM on 03/04/2012
I thought the same thing. At least when the governor of my state came to my employer to announce new jobs, it was 2K jobs.
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JBigNutt
07:03 AM on 03/04/2012
Will someone please send a memo out to the Republicans that when a 'private' company gets corporate welfare in the form of $100K and other admitted 'government subsidizes' to adding a few minimum wage jobs, those private companies become technically 'socialized' and funded by taxpayers.

Penny wise and pound stupid.
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Margo Arrowsmith
Elizabeth Warren in 2016!
06:24 AM on 03/04/2012
Scott, make them union jobs with decent pay.  That usually works.
04:50 AM on 03/04/2012
Walker is pathetic.
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baskemp
Veteran, US Navy Nurse Corp
04:06 AM on 03/04/2012
Whoa! 25 whole jobs! At this rate he will reach his goal of 250,000 sometime in the year 3040.
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maxfax
Taa - dah!
05:07 AM on 03/04/2012
3041. Walker looking good!
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03:35 AM on 03/04/2012
Swimming in quick sand...
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unionave
Old Codger
02:54 AM on 03/04/2012
When Walker stepped in to the Governorship , GM , after decades of manufacturing there , left Wisconsin .

While across the border in Illinois , long established , Chrysler and Ford are hiring thousands of new employees . And in Illinois many small makers of automotive parts are hiring also .

In the meantime GM has overtaken Toyota as the number seller of autos and has no intention to return to Wisconsin .

By comparison the State revenues in Illinois have been increasing while in Wisconsin revenues have been declining , and increasing the deficit .

Scott Walker's salary is ($137,092.00/year . Lives in a residence , and gets airplane and auto travel , all taxpayer provided . That is part of what is causing the deficit in Wisconsin . And when he leaves office the people of Wisconsin will be paying a huge portion of his pension money for the rest of his life . Most of which will not be from his contributions . He will be on the public dole for the rest of it .

So the question is : Why is he and other Republicans so vehemently against needy citizens being on the public dole ?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/14/scott-walker-pension-wisconsin_n_1011670.html
07:45 AM on 03/04/2012
You don't understand basic Republican philosophy. There are those that are worthy, and there are those that are not worthy. Those that are worthy get and the unworthy shouldn't. And who gets to decide who is worthy? The Republicans.
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Vballboy60
The Dudes abides...with the moderation
02:15 AM on 03/04/2012
This guy has no clue how to create jobs that pay a living or fair wage.