March 11, 2015 2:19 pm -


While Scott Walker and the other Teapublicans were busy pandering to their corporate overlords by rushing through so-called “Right to Work” legislation, Minnesota Republicans were leveraging this to their advantage by trying to get companies to relocate to their state. It didn’t take long for Walker’s folly to work to their advantage: A Wisconsin business owner…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

111 responses to ‘Right To Work’ Law Costing Wisconsin Jobs

  1. Red Eye Robot March 11th, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    “he believes Minnesota’s proposal to increase spending on transportation projects that his highway construction business could bid on would be good for his operation.”

    Clearly MN. is expanding Highway construction because of WI’s right to work law signed Monday

    • mea_mark March 11th, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      You got that right. They are leaving Wisconsin and moving to and working in Minnesota where things are better and more vibrant. That means they need more and better roads.

      • Dwendt44 March 11th, 2015 at 2:51 pm

        Perhaps ‘dead eye robot’ overlooked this line in the article: “Minnesota has been beating Wisconsin in almost every economic measure for the past few years.”

        • tiredoftea March 11th, 2015 at 4:26 pm

          Of course it did! We can’t have those pesky facts getting in the way of our opinions, can we?

    • OldLefty March 11th, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      Minnesota’a economy is doing so well because they do the opposite of Walker.

    • anothertoothpick March 11th, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      Minnesota needs to expand their highway system to accommodate all the workers flowing out of Cheese land.

      They are going to put in express lanes.

      • Candide Thirtythree March 12th, 2015 at 3:57 pm

        hahaha! Brilliant!

        Remember when Snotty Walker put up a jobs website but all the jobs were in other states???

        Now he is shocked that everyone is leaving WI for better paying jobs and only the people too poor to move will be left in WI.

        That is what happened in Louisiana, republicans came in licking the corporate boots and destroying education and all the well educated, skilled workers left for blue states where they would not be exploited.

        Now Louisiana has a severe shortage of educated and skilled workers so Jingle is trying to squeeze more taxes/fees out of the poor and he blow up his budget and has no more subsidies or settlements to steal to cover his boney ass.

        • anothertoothpick March 12th, 2015 at 4:31 pm

          Thanks Candide.

          The question I have is how much longer working folks can afford the rich?

    • wpadon March 11th, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Perhaps they want better access to the Dakota’s and Canada.

  2. Dwendt44 March 11th, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Wisconsin has lagged behind other states during the recovery (from the Republican mess). Recently, it has been catching up job wise and economic expansion. Now that Walker and the rest of the rabid right have tossed this road block in the way, that ‘catching up’ will slow and stop soon.

    • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      soo walker has been in charge and before him WIS was on verge of BK – how is it doing now?

      • tracey marie March 11th, 2015 at 3:43 pm

        walker gave away hundreds of millions in tax breaks and abatements and had to borrow almost 100 million to balance the budget, you tell us how thats working out

        • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 4:36 pm

          full of crap – Wisconsin has 1 billion surplus and now he has the ability to cut taxes allowing for even greater growth – the Sentinel calls you out on that

          • tracey marie March 11th, 2015 at 4:38 pm

            poor teabagg, hates the truth. wisconsin tax payers alliance report as reported in the madison news

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 4:45 pm

            The Wisconsin state budget ended the last fiscal year with a $517 million surplus.

          • tracey marie March 11th, 2015 at 4:49 pm

            2013-2015 budget, 1 BILLION borrowed. deal with it teabagger

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 4:50 pm

            borrowing money is part of doing business – in the end it comes down to a P&L statement – end of year +$517,000,000

          • mea_mark March 11th, 2015 at 5:20 pm

            And what happens when the tax cuts actually reduce tax revenues and the state does run a deficit it can’t pay? Austerity programs aren’t working out very well anywhere in the world. Kansas is probably the closest comparison and it is a disaster. Odds are Wisconsin is going to go the same route as Kansas, they’re just a year or two behind. Cutting spending reduces economic activity and leads to a weaker economy. It’s a long term thing that short sighted republicans just don’t get.

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 5:23 pm

            what happens when tax cuts put money into peoples hand driving up consumption of goods and services leading to more jobs thus more tax revenue – you want to keep 1% or 2% taxes for a new job that will produce 25% tax increase in an unemployed person – coupled with an increase in real wage growth leading to an even greater tax revenue stream

          • Dwendt44 March 11th, 2015 at 5:25 pm

            That $5 a year reduction in state property tax isn’t going to spur the economy much.

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 5:34 pm

            If it is jobs you tax for revenue then the logic is you need to create more jobs – NOT raise taxes on existing jobs – you can only tax so much before the well runs dry

          • Budda March 11th, 2015 at 5:53 pm

            Trickle down has never worked

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 5:56 pm

            then explain the United States of America – the whole USA experiment is corporations employing people and taxing jobs that corporations create.

          • arc99 March 11th, 2015 at 5:58 pm

            I repeat myself. But explain this


            Wisconsin’s 2-year budget hole forecast at up to $2 billionScott Bauer9:28 a.m. CST January 24, 2015

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 6:14 pm

            tax cuts which is why 5.2% EU – now will start cutting gov’t waste to make up the deficit. Its all about Job growth and increasing real wages

          • arc99 March 11th, 2015 at 7:18 pm

            conservatives always have some excuse for their failures. deficits are no big deal as long as the governor is someone you would vote for.

            Kansas Gov. Brownback blamed the President for his state’s woes.

            If you consider waste to be making sure that roads are driveable and bridges don’t fall down, I suppose there is lots that can still be cut.

          • mea_mark March 11th, 2015 at 6:43 pm

            And that isn’t working out that well, except for the rich who continue to get richer while everyone else struggles.

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 6:52 pm

            really now??? compare your life to 90% of the world – 90% has no clean water, computers, cars, energy, antibiotics, heat in the winter – AC in the summer – cell phones, Flat screen TVs, endless supply of food – YEAH other than that what has the USA given you

          • mea_mark March 11th, 2015 at 6:58 pm

            Just because the oppression is worse elsewhere doesn’t mean oppression isn’t here. Things aren’t getting better here for most Americans, things are getting worse.

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 7:06 pm

            believe me if you are typing on a computer will a full stomach watching MSNBC on a 50+ flat screen you are not oppressed

          • mea_mark March 11th, 2015 at 7:12 pm

            I am most definitely not.

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 7:14 pm

            oppressed? Yes I know you are not

          • mea_mark March 11th, 2015 at 7:15 pm

            I don’t have the things you think I have.

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 7:16 pm

            what do I have

          • mea_mark March 11th, 2015 at 7:25 pm

            I don’t know, and I’m not going to make assumptions about that.

            I am done with you. It is obvious you have been sold a bill of goods by the rich and are more interested in pushing their line of thinking than anything else. Good luck being on the wrong side of history.

          • Candide Thirtythree March 12th, 2015 at 3:49 pm

            do we really have to put up with his trolling? That is all he is doing, saying stupid stuff just to get a fight out of us because he is bored.

          • mea_mark March 12th, 2015 at 5:12 pm

            Well, he is being polite at least, and he is losing all his arguments. So at the moment I can’t really ban him in all fairness. If he steps out of line though …

            At some point one he will probably quit posting. I don’t think he is supposed to be posting stuff like this from where he is posting it, someone might notice.

          • Candide Thirtythree March 12th, 2015 at 5:28 pm

            I guess you are right, it is just the shear volume and the knowledge that it is being done to disrupt.

            Hopefully someone will notice sooner rather than later.

          • mea_mark March 12th, 2015 at 6:08 pm

            In a way he is helping to point out the flaws of his side, more than he is disrupting. If anything he is helping us out more than he is hurting. Our message gets more refined and his is shown to have many holes.

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:21 pm

            I don’t believe you at all. You’re not living in the real world.

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:20 pm

            You act like ALL Americans are just born with a silver spoon and a big pile of stuff. I’d suggest some life experience–maybe go out in the world and get a job and talk to real people.

          • MIke March 12th, 2015 at 12:26 pm

            LOL I was born and raised in Wisconsin in a Mill town been many places around the world – YES the USA is a silver spoon country NOW but wasn’t in the past – took hard work to get us to a point where we are today – I have been through more struggles than you can imagine. Never needed a union job never need anything other than my education and hardwork

          • jasperjava March 11th, 2015 at 9:51 pm

            During the boom years of the 1950’s the highest marginal tax rate on incomes over $300,000 per year was 90%. Ninety percent.

            Yet that era led to the greatest expansion of the middle class in history, and the United States were the unparalleled economic superpower.

            Spending to create infrastructure is a sure-fire means to economic growth.

          • MIke March 12th, 2015 at 12:01 pm

            “In 1944, you could deduct business meals, all business travel, all forms of interest payments, and much more. You could even deduct spousal travel expenses on a business trip! (Why travel alone?) Companies could also “loan” or “provide” almost anything to an employee, from an apartment to standard benefits. It was possible to shelter tens of thousands of dollars from taxable income. Three-martini lunches and expense accounts were important realities, skewing tax calculations.

            As a result of deductions and exclusions, even the theoretical maximum Real Rate of taxation at 60% in 1944 overstates taxation dramatically. The reality? On earned income, the richest U.S. taxpayers paid close to 40 percent of their earned incomes in taxes in 1944. We simply didn’t count much of the compensation as taxable income.

          • Candide Thirtythree March 12th, 2015 at 3:46 pm

            No, wrong, the rich had to be forced to do the right thing, like pay workers a decent wage, instal safety equipment, clean up their own pollution, provide health insurance for all workers, conduct on the job training etc.


            Not by deducting the 2 martini lunch!

            Do you even hear how silly your comments are?

          • Budda March 12th, 2015 at 8:16 am

            Mike, you haven’t been paying attention. Since Reagan and trickle down, workers ( you know, the 99%) have been losing income. It’s the 1% that have gotten all the wealth created by those workers. We are a consumer economy and if the consumers ( you know, the workers) don’t have money to spend the economy suffers.
            The fantasy in your head does not equal the real world. Capitalism is good but does need to be regulated.

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:18 pm

            They really DON’T think of workers as consumers. I don’t know who in the hell they think BUYS all their crap…it’s sure not the 1%.

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

            Do your own research, troll. The facts are out there.

          • Boehner-Monkey March 12th, 2015 at 5:46 pm

            Agreed. In my opinion, trickle down has never worked because it relies on the voluntary good will of those striving the hardest to attain wealth. Greed and
            good will are incongruent. Unless a person is one of those “new Christians” that subscribe to prosperity theology. That wealth is a sign of God’s favor– which is directly contradictory to Jesus’ words. “It will be harder for a rich man to get into heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle.” Not impossible, but very difficult.

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

            We need good paying union jobs with benefits and a pension plan. Workers–no matter how poor–end up paying a much higher percentage of their income in taxes anyway.

          • Candide Thirtythree March 12th, 2015 at 3:41 pm

            The rich can only bleed their workers so much before the well runs dry.

          • mea_mark March 11th, 2015 at 6:41 pm

            That is making the assumption that the people will spend the money and not save it and that what they do spend will be spent in state. Lots of assumptions that don’t usually pan out. Corporations that get the tax breaks usually pass on that break as bonuses to executives that rarely goes back into the local economy. Taxes generated in state and spent in state guarantees the money goes back into the state economy. I see a net loss of money flowing in the economy as the rich get richer and everyone else struggles.

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 6:46 pm

            Gov’t does not create tax dollars, gov’t takes money from producers and spends it, you may get a small push from gov’t employed people spending their money – but the true wealth and tax revenue are generated by small and big business. You needs JOBS not a tax increase. You bring in more money by taxing more jobs not by increase taxes on people and business

          • mea_mark March 11th, 2015 at 7:01 pm

            When you take money out of the economy, jobs go away they don’t increase. You won’t have more jobs to tax, you will have less. Look at Kansas, it is what Wisconsin is going to look like soon enough.

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 7:03 pm

            “When you take money out of the economy, jobs go away they don’t increase” you are right – so tax breaks and put the money in the people’s hands

          • mea_mark March 11th, 2015 at 7:10 pm

            Did you fail to read and comprehend my previous statements? Tax breaks don’t insure the money gets spent, let alone get spent in the state. If you want to insure the money gets spent, give it to the poor, not breaks for the rich. The poor spend nearly everything and usually locally, stimulating the economy. The rich or well off often save what they get pulling money out of the economy and when they do spend there is no guarantee it will be in state. Net gain just isn’t there, it’s a net loss.

          • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 7:13 pm

            do google read tonight on money multiplier effect m1-m6. Now as far as Gov’t is concerned – they waste as much as they spend. much of the money never ends up in the hands poor. You want to help the poor – get them good jobs by stimulating the economy. Also Google Austrian school of Economics

          • mea_mark March 11th, 2015 at 7:21 pm

            Keynesian beats Austrian hands down. Look at Kansas, Europe and how austerity is working there. I will go with Krugman and the modern thought coming out of Chicago. The regressive, help the rich because they provide jobs BS is proven to be a loser.

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:14 pm

            They were hyping trickle down in 1929.

          • jasperjava March 11th, 2015 at 9:40 pm

            The supply-side trickle-down Austrian school of economics has been completely and thoroughly discredited. It’s amazing to me that anyone still believes in these fairy tales. It has never worked, will never work, and can’t possibly work.

            Haven’t you learned anything from the 2008 recession? Economies that adopted austerity came close to imploding, while those that used Keynesian methods came out stronger.

            Anyone who still follows right-wing economic theories is clearly ignorant. Even an Ayn Rand disciple like Alan Greenspan recognized that the path he followed all his life led to near-disaster.

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

            I sure wish that the government would “waste” some money repairing and investing in the infrastructure that I watched it build in the 50s and 60s. It’s really sad to see what profit and greed have done to this country.

          • fancypants March 11th, 2015 at 8:39 pm

            the rich often took money and spent it on their portfolio that supports off shore accounts up until now. where the world is looking to invest here…. ooops what is the rich going to do now ?

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

            Mike’s a one trick pony.

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

            You need good paying union jobs with benefits and a pension plan. Why shouldn’t workers benefit from their labor? And as for the myth of the “job creators”, Mitt Romney is a great example of that.

          • MIke March 12th, 2015 at 12:18 pm

            you need good paying jobs union or not – but first you need companies that can afford to pay a good wage – let’s say you have 2 companies – both same number of employees and expenses selling the SAME product. 1 in Milwaukee and 1 in Chicago. NOW let’s say Wisconsin raises its corp rate to 30% and Chicago leaves it @ 20%. What are your options for providing jobs now?

          • Candide Thirtythree March 12th, 2015 at 3:37 pm

            You are still standing under the republican golden shower… the rest of the country has moved on and demanded Made in the U.S.A.



            look it up, there are thousands of articles about it, why be the last to know?

          • 4sanity4all March 11th, 2015 at 8:15 pm

            Mike, the tax cuts that Walker has implemented have all gone to the corporations, not the citizens. When you cut corporate taxes, the excess profits go to the CEO’s and the investors. It does not go into the economy, and does not create jobs. If you give tax cuts to the citizens, as Walker has not done, the money would be spent right away, going back into the economy and creating more demand, hence, more jobs. Walker has done it exactly wrong.

          • MIke March 12th, 2015 at 12:08 pm

            So here is the issue – you need to make corporation WANT to stay or they WILL leave – so your options are to allow corps to make money or people will lost their jobs. When you invest in X company you are expecting a profit(unions invest in many US companies) those companies are their for one purpose – to make money – when they don’t make the profit other companies do – people(you, unions, mutual fund mangers etc..) sell those shares making the company less profitable – thus less like to stay in business – less likely to employ people – so when you say lets not give corps tax breaks what you are really saying is “you the corp need to make the same or more money than your foreign competition and still give me a salary increase and benefits” you really can’t have it both ways – either allow companies to stay here in the USA giving them tax breaks and making money so YOU will want to buy their shares afford to employ you or don’t.

          • OldLefty March 12th, 2015 at 12:38 pm

            However DID we do it back in the days when they paid more taxes, paid workers more AND made less profit??

            That’s when we built the middle class that became the envy of the world.


            The Shift of the federal tax burden away from corporations and onto the
            backs of those of low and middle income, through FICA taxes.


            Federal Receipts and
            Outlays, Economic Report of the President 2001: 2001 OASDI Trustees Report;
            Operations HI Trust Fund, 1970-2001.

            Corporate taxes as a % of total receipts v payroll
            taxes, (Social security and Medicare);

            1950 – Corporate taxes = 26.5% payroll taxes, (Social security and Medicare) = 6.9%

            1970 – Corporate taxes = 17% payroll taxes, (Social security and
            Medicare) = 18.2%

            1990 – Corporate taxes = 9.1% payroll taxes, (Social security and
            Medicare) = 35.5 %

            The more they make, does not translate into good jobs or even jobs that can sustain a market for their goods.

          • MIke March 12th, 2015 at 12:52 pm

            unfortunately we no longer live in a geographical condition were the work basically can hold the employer subservient to the worker because THEN it was not feasible to move – today with globalization we no longer have that ability – which is why Toyota and Nissan did so well and GM and Chrysler crashed and burned.
            Notice by your decades stats that the more global the world became to lower we had to go to keep companies here – you want JOBS in the USA you need to lure companies and here and keep the ones that are here , here.
            Its easy for companies to leave and move operations and production overseas or to Mexico

          • OldLefty March 12th, 2015 at 1:06 pm

            THEN it was not feasible to move – today with globalization we no longer have that ability –


            That’s what they tell us as they pay lower taxes, use more infrastructure, make higher profits and pay lower wages.

            The answer is simple. Go ahead and move, and pay import duty to bring the foreign product in….like other countries do.

            If you want to produce in another country, you pay tariffs like a foreign company.

            Don’t like it?
            Move your board room to China as well.

          • MIke March 12th, 2015 at 1:10 pm

            many companies have done just that – next time when you are shopping look at the tag that says made in china

          • OldLefty March 12th, 2015 at 1:12 pm

            Yes, they have but they don’t have to pay import duty to ship the goods back into the country.

            They should.

          • MIke March 12th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

            you can’t really do that unless you do it to ALL companies importing there goods or you again leave them at a completive disadvantage with other foreign companies

          • OldLefty March 12th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

            Of course we should do it to all companies.

            That’s why OUR workers at a disadvantage.

          • MIke March 12th, 2015 at 1:34 pm

            that – AND – the WMF needs to penalize countries that are currency manipulators and using child labor

          • OldLefty March 12th, 2015 at 1:41 pm

            I agree.

          • mea_mark March 12th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

            You finally said something that makes sense, congratulations.

          • Candide Thirtythree March 12th, 2015 at 3:25 pm


            “Retailers Promote Made In USA
            In response to increasing consumer demand, retailers are beginning to promote the fact that
            they sell Made in USA products. Some are dedicating retail or online space to domestic products.”


            And it has been going on for some time now, all we lefties are very big on buying local and American made and greener and cleaner so we brought manufacturing back to the US.

            While the rightist are still sucking up the lead and melamine tainted cheap products from China, the real Americans are doing their part by refusing to shop at Wal-Mart.

            I have been boycotting Wal-Mart for 20 years, so it has taken awhile but the tide has finally turned and Wal-Mart is losing every quarter.

            The good guys will win in the end, no matter how much you bad guys try to destroy America with your low wages and no health care and no worker’s rights and pro-pollution platforms.

          • mea_mark March 12th, 2015 at 4:59 pm

            We really should raise import tariffs.

          • mea_mark March 12th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

            I don’t believe that at all. People are starting to shop smarter and aren’t supporting those companies like they used to.

          • Candide Thirtythree March 12th, 2015 at 3:10 pm

            The article that you are posting under says that you are 100% wrong and that is just eating you up because you have never been right about anything in your life!

            That fact has made you so miserable that now you spend all your time trolling and flaming liberal websites just to make yourself feel better.

            Sad, sad little man

          • mea_mark March 12th, 2015 at 4:54 pm

            It cost money to move. I bet they don’t. If their bottom line is hurt and they publicly abandon their employees they will have a hard time finding good employees again. There is more to making a business decision than just tax rates. Loyalty to a community and the employees goes along way in making better products and having more productive employees.

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:06 pm

            Corporations are not people. They also haven’t been paying anywhere near their fair share for decades now.

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:05 pm

            If they really wanted a good economy, they’d give the poor and working poor all the breaks. We have to spend pretty much everything we get just to survive. I we had a little left over, maybe we’d buy something with it. Who do they think will support the businesses after they successfully put all of us into poverty?

          • mea_mark March 12th, 2015 at 1:03 pm

            They won’t care, they will have all the wealth by then and they will treat everybody as if they are slaves.

          • bluejayray March 12th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

            Funny–that’s not what ‘baggers in congress believe.

          • MIke March 12th, 2015 at 12:11 pm

            this issue in DC is that the DEBT is increasing as well as the deficit – the key is – you CAN run a deficit and NOT run a debt – DC is running both – every year 500B deficit with a 18T debt

          • Dwendt44 March 11th, 2015 at 5:27 pm

            Never mind that this is a two year budget and those millions in surplus THIS year are spoken for and then some next year. Pushing debt off for a few years, after Walker is gone and sitting in the White House (he hopes), and the next governor will have to clean up another Republican mess.

          • wpadon March 11th, 2015 at 8:05 pm

            Like the mess Corbett left in Pa., 2.3 billion deficit for next year.

          • 4sanity4all March 11th, 2015 at 8:10 pm

            Walker massaged the numbers, to make himself look good for a run at the White House.

          • arc99 March 11th, 2015 at 5:56 pm

            More current information illustrates that it is you and your year old stale information that are full of crap


            Wisconsin’s 2-year budget hole forecast at up to $2 billionScott Bauer9:28 a.m. CST January 24, 2015

          • 4sanity4all March 11th, 2015 at 8:07 pm

            That is old information, and now Walker is refusing to pay on your deficit. Don’t take my word for it- look it up.

          • allison1050 March 12th, 2015 at 7:21 am

            Have you checked for more current information…what’s that…no? I thought not Mikey. Do you know how to research?

          • Candide Thirtythree March 12th, 2015 at 3:05 pm

            It is not a surplus when you borrowed it just to make it look like you have a surplus!!

            Cooking the books, that is what all republicans do, robbing Peter to pay Paul. borrow and spend, waste all of the surplus left by the previous governor and buy the state in debt, let the incoming governor worry about all the bills when they come due.

            READ what you linked!! The party of stupid indeed!

      • tiredoftea March 11th, 2015 at 4:25 pm

        No, it wasn’t and worse.

      • William March 12th, 2015 at 12:50 pm

        WIS was on verge of BK – how is it doing now?

  3. Bunya March 11th, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Mark Dayton, the democratic governor of Minnesota, should really send a “thank you” card to Scott Walker, thanking him for improving the economy in his state, at the expense of the economy in his own.
    Hey Wisconsin …. how do you like him now?

  4. anothertoothpick March 11th, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Short sighted much?

    I wonder how many teachers are lining up across the nation to get get a job teaching in Wisconsin?

    Walker has no respect for the working people.

    • MIke March 11th, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Show me a sign at a union protest where they are asking for better books and computers – not more wages

      • Dwendt44 March 11th, 2015 at 5:22 pm

        Except during contract negotiations, wages are usually third or fourth on their wish list. They don’t get to give themselves a raise like much of the 1% does.

      • 4sanity4all March 11th, 2015 at 8:05 pm

        Mike, be honest, on your job, do you wish for better supplies and equipment rather than a raise or improved benefits?

        • MIke March 12th, 2015 at 12:28 pm

          I am not teaching children – I however do coach – I could get paid but I use my coaching money for balls/bags and scholarships for the kids

          • 4sanity4all March 12th, 2015 at 8:46 pm

            That is nice. I am a retired teacher, and I used to use my own money to buy art supplies and build a library for my classroom. So I needed my raises so that my own kids at home could afford to go to college.

      • anothertoothpick March 11th, 2015 at 8:12 pm

        Show me. A school without teachers..

  5. MIke March 11th, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Unemployment @5.2% better than Obama’s national UE and dropped almost 3% under walkers Governorship

    • 4sanity4all March 11th, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Low wage jobs increased under Walker. Jobs with good pay and benefits declined. So, how is that good for the citizens of Wisconsin?

      • arc99 March 11th, 2015 at 8:35 pm

        Same conservative logic which would have us believe that enabling people to have access to health insurance will lead to the destruction of our republic.

    • fancypants March 11th, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      whats walkers pension debt look like ? im guessing he just shot himself in the foot twice by going right to work

    • jasperjava March 11th, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      Last I checked Wisconsin is still in the United States. The unemployment picture is no doubt helped by the strong national economy.

    • allison1050 March 12th, 2015 at 7:16 am

      Sooo, we’re still waiting for your responses to all of the comments Mikey. ;o)