The unemployment crisis in our state needs no introduction. The fact that Wisconsin has lost nearly 14,000 jobs over the last two months and unemployment has risen from 7.4% to 7.9% is very well known. The dismal economic situation of the state is not lost on anyone; however, some of our states leadership seems to have priorities other than bringing jobs back to Wisconsin.
Senate Republican and co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee Alberta Darling took time to head to the airwaves to criticize a Facebook post from Democratic legislator and fellow Joint Finance Committee member Lena Taylor. Instead of working on behalf of her constituents and addressing their many needs during this tough time, Senator Darling finds engaging in partisan attacks more important than working on the real problems our state faces.
It is this display of priorities and judgment that sheds some light on why Senator Darling thought things like continuing to pay cops fired for misconduct, gutting child labor laws and balancing the state budget on the backs of the middle class, children and seniors were good ideas.