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7,900 government jobs lost means 7,900 families no longer having incomes to spend in local restaurants, stores, supermarkets and countless other small businesses that make up local city, county and state market economies. It means fewer tax dollars to do routine maintenance on public property, repair potholes and do a long list of other things. Mindless chanting of the empty slogan "small government" is foolishly, disastrously short-shorted. Nobody argues for big government. We need right-sized government. Right-sized to do its job well and efficiently.

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David Lee

If your are correct, why are all the rest of the states economy's improving while we are at the bottom. That's the result of scooters leadership, not Obama. Quit making excuses for this loser.


I'll take Mary Burke's 60% job creation success as opposed to Scooters 40% job creation. Wisconsin needs to open its eyes to what is going on in Madison.


Thank you Governor! We got rid of 7,900 government "workers". It takes 4 to 5 private sector jobs to pay for each government employee. This is like gaining 40,000 "jobs".



People who would vote for this guy just for giving them a few dollars is insane. As soon as the elections are over walker going to say OH sorry things came up we're going to have to raise your taxes to pay for all the things we missed. Read my lips Republicans say, no new taxes. Wait till the elections over

David Lee

Thank you Scooter. Time to dig out a new bag of lies as to why you are such a failure. Never your fault is it Scooter. Why are all the "leading" repukes such liars? But the funny part is that their supporters think they are actually accomplishing something. Burke must be smiling and thanking Scooter and his flunkies, the fitzjerks for their superior leadership. Pretty soon we will manage to be right down there between Arkansas and Mississippi as the biggest failed states in the union.


Did anybody but burnout read the article? Based on 5%. I say Walker for Pres.! Go Scotty!

Tim Russell

There is a pretty good chance the the results are worse than reported here. Wisconsin's economy is a mess and to not realize it is being "in denial".

Mr Bluejeans

Never heard of stastical sampling?


The Wisconsin losses included an estimated 7,900 government jobs!

Shrinking government. THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!

Now these people can produce taxes in the private sector rather than consume them in the public sector.

Mr Bluejeans

It doesn't matter where the source of employment is ... Government or private if you are employed you pay taxes. Not employed & therefore no income no taxes. Government employees don't *consume* taxes, they PAY them to the government for doing a job that needs to be done. Contracting the jobs to the private sector ( you know, paying THEM to do the job) is still using taxpayer $ .


Moron! If we PAY the worthless government employee $100K and they pay $5K in state income tax, we are out $95,000.00. How do you see that as a positive?

David Lee

Greg, you consistently demonstrate what a shallow, petty, jealous person you really are. Grow up, and get a real job and your attitude will change. How do you spell failure? LUCE.


Walker has the audacityto gloat in Vegas about his Wisconsin practics and politics. Then scourge Mary Burke's campaign for jobs that were lost during Doyle's governorship??? We were in a recession most of the years Doyle was gov Walker lies! straight out and up!!! In his book he says his car was rocked while in La Crosse???? Sorry folks that would have been a TOP NEWS STORY with on site coverage and lots of police and Feehan interviews! NEVER HAPPENED and where are your 250,000 jobs that you promised to create??? You can NOT use "future jobs:" or new traiining programs to your benefit these aren't jobs! Only the REAL numbder of jobs can be used and it seems you are well behind in the numbers you promised! Look at the criminal behavior of your CLOSEST associates in the Milwaukee County Exec. Office...NO way are your hands CLEAN come on Wisconsin let's take back our state! If we are going to lag in job and soar in job loss why keep this guy in a position to further ruin WI


Doing a bang-up job, Scottie! Keep up the good work!

RINO Cowboy

WhooHoo!! ALMOST # 1!! Way to go Rockstar Scotty. Maybe you should include this information in those campaign ads slamming Mary Burke.


If Walker cant produce jobs he'll buy votes for just a few dollars. While this state's infrastructure is worse than the jobs report. After we get this few dollars, we'll have to be taxes again at a greater rate even if Walker gets re-elected to pay for the tax rebate he gave us, to pay for ALL THE THINGS HE'S NEGLECTED.

Tim Russell

This mess that is the Wisconsin Economy should not be a surprise. These same economic principals, aka trickle-down economics, has been shown in the past to be an utter failure. And not just once but rather repeatedly. The question remains how many of Wisconsin's voters still believe it is a feasible economic policy. The answer to that will come in November.

Frédéric Bastiat

I love this "mess". Getting rid of 7900 government "jobs" is a huge win for people that believe in free market commerce.

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