I guess somebody had to take up the anti-Wisconsin rantings in place of WMC, and it looks like Governor Jim Doyle's former co-chair of the Economic Growth Council is up to the task! The Wisconsin State Journal thinks his point of view has enough credibility to publish this OpEd, "State of Wisconsin still a welfare magnet," without so much as providing numbers to substantiate any aspect of his argument.
"Wisconsin had one of the five worst migration patterns in the United
States from 2000 to 2006. Higher income individuals left Wisconsin.
Individuals on the lowest rung of the economic ladder migrated to
Are these statements, or facts? Who knows!
A few questions for Mr. Hefty:
Is the word "migration" your quaint, racist euphemism for non-white people moving here from Chicago and other parts south?
Why don't you use real numbers from Wisconsin and neighboring states rather than relying on some Brookings Institute and Princeton studies? And why don't you name these studies, or link to them in the article? Do they exist?