Oshkosh Northwestern: Walker’s Corporate Special Interest Session NOT About Jobs

The Oshkosh Northwestern editorialized against the their corporate special interest agenda, writing "Looks like the only thing harder to find than a job in Wisconsin is a jobs bill during the legislature's special session on jobs."

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Make no mistake: Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP majority’s corporate special interest session is not about jobs. The Oshkosh Northwestern editorialized against their backward agenda, writing “Looks like the only thing harder to find than a job in Wisconsin is a jobs bill during the legislature’s special session on jobs.”

Take a look at the short list of non-job creating items being pushed by the GOP:

Allows school officials to use standardized tests to help decide whether to discipline or fire teachers.

Prohibits insurance plans that will be offered in the state under the federal health law from covering some abortions.

Limits the amount plaintiff’s attorneys can charge in some cases to three times the amount of any monetary award.

Lowers the amount of interest that people who successfully sue for injuries can collect on their judgments.

Repeals the law requiring hunters in certain areas to kill an antlerless deer before they bag a buck.

Tightens the standards for expanding school vouchers.

Nevertheless, Walker is out saying things like “By calling another special session we show that jobs remain at the front of our agenda” and “My administration… will make it easier for employers to create 250,000 private sector jobs.”

Funny Walker should mention the 250,000 jobs number as a report was released showing Walker will in all certainty fail to meet his campaign promise to do so.

[Oshkosh Northwestern]

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Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director.