It’s time for that three way dance. That dance I’ll go on a three way in sense of not foxtrotting, nor cha-chaing. With the subjects at hand, I’ll get in the action promptly as usual.
This past Monday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel unveiled the jobs numbers in which Scott Walker claimed that the state gain within the past two years. Keep in mind that he was and is still pressing on the idea of getting 250,000 private sector jobs in the Badger State. And we know that is not working! He claims on the site in which he comments: “Wisconsin has seen its best two-year job growth in a decade.” I call Bull on that. During those two years, after Doyle left office, Wisconsin started to lose jobs, not gaining.
Here is a sample from the story:
To examine the decade, we’ll use the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, a thorough jobs count that economists, state and federal jobs officials and the Walker administration agree is the most accurate source. The figures, based on reports from more than 90% of public and private employers, are gathered by the state, then adjusted and published by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The latest state-by-state figures through 2012 came out in mid-2013, prompting Walker to highlight the state’s improvement from 44th in job-creation to 33rd among the states.
Walker’s new campaign claim isn’t specific to private-sector jobs or all jobs, so we’ll examine both the private world and the broader employment picture, including government jobs, though we note that Walker’s 250,000 promise was for the private side only.
We went back to 2002 to get enough data to measure the changes in the last decade, so the baseline was the final year of Republican Gov. Scott McCallum’s brief tenure. The 2003-2010 figures belong to the era of Walker’s predecessor, Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle.
The most important number is 62,082 — that’s how many more private-sector jobs existed at the end of December 2012 compared to the end of December 2010 — the first two years of the Walker era. Walker was sworn in Jan. 3, 2011.
Is it the best two-year period in the last decade?
Wisconsin actually lost ground at times in the decade, most notably in 2008 and 2009 amid the worst effects of the prolonged national downturn dubbed the Great Recession. From the end of 2007 to the end of 2009, the private job tally in Wisconsin fell by a whopping 175,000 — a drop of 7 percent.
Doyle, we found, can’t claim a better two-year period than Walker’s 62,082 gain in private-sector jobs.
But there is a two-year period that tops that — December 2009 to December 2011, when the private jobs count jumped by 63,458.
That period encompasses Doyle’s final year in office and Walker’s first, both of which came after the official end of the recession in mid-2009.
The state’s employment turnaround began in 2010, Doyle’s final year, when the count jumped by more than 33,600, mirroring national gains. It has continued under Walker, though at a slightly slower pace in raw numbers. By comparison, the gains in Walker’s first two years were 29,800 and 32,282, respectively.
What about the broader job count, including both the private and public sectors?
We found two earlier periods that top Walker’s two-year mark on the combined total of private and public-sector jobs. The Walker-era total was 53,564. Before the recession, from the end of 2003 to the end of 2005 — in Doyle’s era — the job count grew by 58,062. The other total that topped 2011-12 was post-recession, in the Doyle-Walker period of 2010 and 2011.
The bottom line here: Walker’s campaign claim falls short.
Well it seems all that talk about getting the so-called Private Sector Jobs of 250,000 is just imaginary. Really it is. As of right now, like the article said: the job count was around around 62,000-plus. Meaning that the total is just 1/4 or a quarter of his 250,000 objective. I said it before and I’ll say it again: HE WILL NEVER GET to 250,000! Period. If Walker wanted 250,000 in a different manner, the state would be booming like it’s Jim Doyle’s Last Term. – Which has more jobs raking in than Walker’s imaginary turn. Hey walker backers: Wanna see how many jobs are popping up the right way? Reference President Obama. Just saying. He’s putting in more jobs than Walker! Speaking of that, let’s review EXACTLY how many jobs the current administration made since 2009 and 2012 courtesy of barackobama.com:
Now let’s see. It was around what? 5.6 Million. And Walker had 62,000+ in his first two. Do the ratio, students. And according to Factcheck.org: in the first quarter of 2013, when Obama got in the chair (YET AGAIN), the job numbers were at 1,564,000. And Walker?!!!! Hmmm…….It just hit me on the head: I think Scott Walker needs to have is a little “Barack Obama” in him in terms of getting the jobs!
Now: Let’s talk Al Jazeera America. No really. Let’s do it.
If those paid attention to the newscasts of the live shows and recorded pre information of the anchors, plus also there is a Milwaukee Connection with Al Jazeera America by the name of Sarah Hoye. Remember that name Milwaukee? Back in the day, for those who don’t know, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel used to have a weekly publication called “MKE”. It was a publication in which that displayed stories through the younger citizens and reporters of Milwaukee. Some worked for the Journal. And yes, Sarah Hoye was one of them. Al Jazeera America, or in twitterland its called “@ajam”, is geared to news that is alternative to Fox News, The Blaze (which is Glenn Beck Ridden) and mostly MSNBC. Al Jazeera America is also gearing their news that is less celebrity coverage, less of the coverage that overshadowing, but also is enhancing the news that most don’t usually get to see. Nor when the media forgot to cover in a home sense. Since the station launched yesterday, as of today, yes it’s got pretty good reviews. But likewise, there are those who had to put their liberties of hate. What do I mean by that: go to the Al Jazeera America page on Twitter and all the literal Bull about them being so propagandist towards Muslims favorable of the channel, and a new commentary about former VP Al Gore selling Current TV to Al Jazeera America in which most remember that it was the same station that broadcasted 9/11 from the other side. But that was “AL JAZEERA!” not AL JAZEERA AMERICA! And the Twitter folks who say, “America is sleeping with the enemy.” All because of the launch of Al Jazeera America.
I have to comment: #AMERICANSPLEASE!
I’ll bet they are the same Americans who all “gung ho” with guns, hate blacks, can’t trust Muslims, or other ethnics. Or in this case, can’t relate what most Americans feel that its a colorblind society. Yeah I said it! Every tweet that came in on Twitter about the hate on Al Jazeera America, I had to laugh. Yeah I’m laughing at these yahoos that think Glenn Beck is the answer-man. We know where his mind is: WACKED UP! They say that The Blaze is for real Americans? I put that on my “yeah right” list. The Blaze is no where near where Al Jazeera America, nor MSNBC is. I’m a “real American” that doesn’t watch nor pay attention to Right Wing Crap like The Blaze and Fox News. Those who went in on AL Jazeera America are just making noise without thought! And if those on Twitter had to gumption to make themselves foolish, oh yeah, they have been exposed. Just shut up and watch. If you don’t like it, don’t talk, email, Facebook, Tweet, or anything else that! Just change the freaking channel! How hard is that?!!!! Or better yet, in the words of some facebook/twitter folks, I may sound harsh, but I’m going to say it: #deleteyourself!
Will Al Jazeera America make it? Only time will tell. But yes, I’ll still watch the MSNBC’s like Tamron Hall, Karen Finney, PoliticsNation, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Ed Schultz. And soon to be TVOne’s News One Now with Roland Martin. Don’t call me a fan of “AJAM” yet! Give me time folks. Plus would I watch some of the News and or specials on Al Jazeera America and give it a comment on my own? Don’t be surprised if I do.
And finally: Republicans. Do me a favor. Can the Elephants, or the party that claimed that Lincoln freed the slaves do me one tiny favor: SIT DOWN and SHUT UP! Now about Obamacare: they can vote up to take down Obamacare all they want, but the fact remains it’s deadlocked. Not happening! These dudes in the Republican Controlled congress voted 40 times to try to declare an end to Obamacare. Just a FYI: Obamacare starts October 1st or later. And this party will not bury it! If they don’t do that way, the issue of a Government Shutdown might happen in which the red squad were big losers when Clinton was running the show. Hmmmmm………Republicans: you want this again? Like 1995? Just a reminder: 2014 is around the corner and some of you will lose your seats! Go ahead. You think that will solve dumping Obama? And that impeachment idea? Impeach him for what?!!!! All because of healthcare, equal pay, Jobs (in which Congress failed to pass) Sunny the newest member of the Obama dog crew with Bo? Guess what? Not going to happen. Not will happen! Just face facts, Republicans, Obamacare is coming, and I’ll bet that the fear of the President and Impeachment will not get moved out . You want an impeachment? Impeach John Boenher. Impeach Mitch McConnell. Impeach Ted Cruz. Impeach Scott Walker. Impeach Eric Cantor. Impeach Paul Ryan. (Yeah, Wisconsin I said it!) Impeach Clarence Thomas. Impeach Scalia, and Impeach every single Tea Party Member, or those wannabes that are all talk about having Voter ID’s, redistricting the voting areas, being all christian and still kill, cutting off medicaid, slashing education, helping the Koch Brothers, or putting America in debt on two wars that most are still paying for! And that most is us Tax Payers. Wise up, Americans. There’s your impeachment ideas! And impeaching Obama is not nor ever will be an option.
Give it up! The more they talk, fill in the blank.
- Al Jazeera English Receiving ‘Thousands’ Of Complaints From Viewers (huffingtonpost.com)
- Glenn Beck Welcomes Al Jazeera America: ‘The Voice of the Enemy’ (mediaite.com)
- What can we expect from the Al Jazeera America lineup? #AlJazeeraAmericaTVShows delivers (twitchy.com)