MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding the latest failure from Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature: a total job loss of 9,700 in October. The news comes after Walker has held two separate so-called “special sessions” on jobs and signed into law $2.3 billion in new tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy, while gutting public and higher education and health care, as well as stripping 175,000 workers of their rights.
“Gov. Scott Walker’s way continues to fail Wisconsin. Once again we see that massive tax breaks to corporations do not create jobs. Scott Walker tore Wisconsin apart to hand over unprecedented power and wealth to corporations and the result is utter and complete failure. Our schools have been gutted, 65,000 are going to lose their health care, students will have more student loan debt and our rights have been stripped. Gov. Walker’s way is simply not working and all the corporate-financed television ads in the world can’t change that indisputable fact.”