[img_assist|nid=141740|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=243]Today Gov. Scott Walker told the Wisconsin State Journal that his attorneys have been told that he is not a target.
Let me get this straight: The stench of this John Doe investigation is all over you and getting worse by the day, which is killing you among undecided and independent voters, and you announce a legal defense fund, but forget to tell us that your attorneys were told that you aren't a target?!?
In this interview with Wisconsin Eye, which took place eleven days before the election, Walker once again can be heard explicitly saying he will ask for heath insurance and pension contributions from state employee unions if he is elected governor and that he will use furloughs as a bargaining device in negotiations with unions:
One of the talking points we've been hearing a lot with the mining bill is the argument that our neighbor Minnesota safely and successfully mines millions of tons of taconite out of their Iron Range and what's good enough for them is good enough for us.
I agree: What's good enough for Minnesota is good enough for us. However, according to Tommy Thompson's DNR secretary, George Meyer, the mining bill is "significantly weaker" that what they have in Minnesota.
In today's op-ed, he also calls the recently killed bill "seriously harmful" and bluntly states in the title "This Was Not a Responsible Bill."
Today, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development released two important numbers, the first is that from December 2010 to December 2011, they have corrected earlier (grossly inflated) jobs numbers and the corrected ones are that in that time range Wisconsin has lost 24,100 jobs.
The second number, which Walker is of course touting, is they are estimating that Wisconsin has gained 12,500 jobs. This from the same crowd that estimated that Wisconsin gained 11,000 jobs last June, but have now corrected that number to losing nine thousand jobs.
The Milwaukee Journal's Dan Bice, Minneapolis Post's Brian Lambert and Forbe's Rick Ungar are apparently not as skilled at seeing a news story as the Wisonsin State Journal's columnist and reporter, Chris Rickert.
Hilarious-- the rightwing MacGruber Institute is attacking Schultz for advocating bringing back the Public Intervener to handle environmental issues on behalf of the public and calling Falk "smart, thoughtful." Here's the clip MacGruber posted: (H/T CogDis)
This morning, Scott Walker sat down with WLUK's Good Day Wisconsin and was asked why Wisconsin has lost jobs for six months in a row. Walker responded with his usual irrelevent line that 'Wisconsin had lost 150K jobs in the last three years, but because he added jobs in the first six months, we're a lot better of than under Doyle.
Of course, what Walker is conveniently leaving out is that when Doyle's left office, Wisconsin was on an upward trajectory out of one the worst recesssions in our nation's history and Doyle added about 20,000 jobs in his last year in office.