Thursday, August 18, 2011

Govs Gone Wild not so good at creating jobs

All these "Where are the jobs?" protests are making us curious. How well are the Governors Gone Wild doing with their Robin Hood economic schemes? You know, the corporate tax breaks, the slashing of essential services, the job and pay cuts for government workers, the raising of taxes on the poor and middle class? All those enlightened policies were supposed to create jobs.

But....that doesn't seem to be happening.

Koch whore Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs when he ran for office. He's got a long way to go. Wisconsin lost 8,200 jobs last month.

And how about corporate stooge Ohio Gov. John Kasich? He made a big deal about passing a "Jobs Budget" and giving a "toolkit" to local governments to solve their problems.  (All the Guvs Gone Wild like to talk about "toolkits," so be sure to run when you hear the word.)

The Times Bulletin reports Buckeye State unemployment jumped to 8.8 percent from 8.6 percent in May. (Here's what's really scary: House Speaker John Boehner says, ""Washington could certainly learn a thing or two from Ohio."  Aaaargh!!)

In Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder cut taxes for the rich and raised them for the poor. How's that working out for you, Rick? Not so good, it seems. Reports Bloomberg,
Michigan's unemployment rate hit 10.9 percent in July, up 0.4 points from June...The seasonally adjusted figures ... show that the number of jobless workers topped 500,000 for the first time since January and that the state's labor force dropped by 17,000 workers.
Gov. Pink Slip Rick Scott also passed a "Jobs Budget." There are still almost a million people unemployed in Florida, which boasted a 10.6 percent unemployment rate in June. That's higher than the national rate of 9.2 percent.

Helicopter Chris Christie had a Plan To Get New Jersey Working Again. Maybe he needs a new plan. The  the unemployment rate for New Jersey rose 0.1 percentage points in June 2011 to 9.5 percent, higher than the national rate.

Let's be honest. These guys don't care about jobs. They just want to suck up to corporate billionaires and Wall Street so they can raise more campaign cash.

But you knew that already.