In a scathing article that simply reported facts, the Journal Sentinel reports that what we in the nerdary have known for a long time: Walker's job plan is not only not working, its literally the worst in the nation:
Wisconsin has lost more private-sector jobs (an estimated 27,700) than any state in the country since the middle of last year (July through December), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only one other state, Missouri, is close, losing about 19,000 jobs in that stretch.
My favorite line in the article is this one:
But Wisconsin has been moving in the opposite direction, a trend that not only threatens Gov. Scott Walker's campaign promise but could cloud any message of economic renewal as the state heads into an all-but-certain recall election this summer.
"Could"? Yah think? The Journal-Sentinel, which is clearly weary of carrying water for Walker, is despartely trying to tell Walker he's going the wrong way, which reminds me of the classice scene in Planes, Trains and Automobiles where two drivers on the other side of the interstate are shouting at Steve Martin and John Candy that they are GOING THE WRONG WAY!!!