Here are some clips from various newspapers criticizing Scott Walker and the GOP majority for refusing to do anything of substance about Wisconsin’s rising unemployment during their so-called special jobs session:
From the Sheboygan Press:
[T]he biggest news out of the session was the passage of the “castle” bill that gives presumed immunity to people who shoot someone who is breaking into their home.
[M]ost jobs are created out of a customer demand for a product or service, not from a tax break.
And there was nothing coming from the special session on job creation that would put money into the hands of consumers.
From the Wisconsin State Journal:
It was sadly fitting the way the state Legislature stumbled and bumbled its way to closure late last week, fighting for hours on end about something that had been decided more than a year earlier.
Much of the blame for the lackluster effort has to fall with the Republicans, who control both chambers.
Heck even the oft-far right editorial page at the Beloit Daily News said Republicans flunked the test of leadership:
THE WISCONSIN ASSEMBLY’S chaotic late-night dysfunction moves state government toward a fitting conclusion for the so-called “Back to Work Wisconsin special session.”
This session hasn’t been a total washout for business-friendly legislation, but day-in and day-out there have been more skirmishes over social and procedural measures than any real action to generate economic progress.
The GOP has complete control over all branches of government: Governor, the state Senate, and state Assembly (and even the Supreme Court). Conservatives have never had a good idea on how to create jobs or protect the middle class; the lackluster GOP jobs session proves it.