Scott Walker never graduated from college, or probably passed a course where the Uncertainty Principle was discussed. That said, he has no problem whatsoever blaming everyone else for the uncertainty that led to the shitty job numbers his state seems to be pumping out at a record pace:
“There’s no doubt in our first two years, because of the protests, the
recalls, that they had an impact early on. Much as there is concern
nationally about the impact of Obamacare and the impact it has on
employers, they just wonder with uncertainty.”
Right. Totally sure it was the hippies in the capitol who were singing loudly that scared off all the job-creator folk for the first two years that you were in office. Nice job, by the way, of weaving in the “impact of Obamacare” thing at the end of that quote. This will clearly excuse you from any shitty job numbers that happen over the next year or so. Glad we managed to clear that up.
But wait, why were all those people using your office as a camping ground?Oh, yeah… The uncertainty caused when you killed collective bargaining rights that were present for decades, stripped unions of their power and started jacking around everything out there that had the word “education” in it. Bet that wasn’t creating “uncertainty” for these employers.
It really doesn’t matter. This is how Governor Deadeyes rolls…
He told us originally he planned to create 250,000 new jobs in the state by the end of his first term, a ridiculous statement that defies any normal growth pattern. Now, it’s somehow not really a promise. Even more, now it’s not really even about jobs:
“When I made the promise that we would help the people of the state
create 250,000 new jobs — I made that promise four years ago, that we’d
get there by 2015 — I also as part of that said I’ll help us create
10,000 or more new (businesses) in the state.”
In a statement issued Wednesday, Walker said 11,590 new businesses have been created since he took office in January 2011.
One of the most basic rules I’ve told students is that when they fuck up, fess up. People don’t like it when you’re wrong, I explain, but people also will probably be likely to believe you later if you explain when you’ve screwed up.
Then again, this is Scott Walker we’re talking about.