Letter: Says GOP’s budget fails to create jobsAs economists predicted, Wisconsin has become a case study in how austerity budgets in the face of a recession only serve to deepen the recession.
By: Scott Erlenborn, Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
As economists predicted, Wisconsin has become a case study in how austerity budgets in the face of a recession only serve to deepen the recession.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, Wisconsin now rank’s dead last in the United States in the area of job growth. It seems that the few jobs now being added are those with the Department of Workforce Development servicing the growing ranks of Wisconsin’s unemployed, as evidenced by these two recent job postings.
—The Department of Workforce Development is seeking to fill two unemployment benefits supervisor vacancies. These jobs are located in downtown Madison.
—The Department of Workforce Development is seeking multiple unemployment insurance call center agents for Dane, Eau Claire, Milwaukee and Outagamie counties.
Scott Walker ran on a platform of creating 250,000 new jobs. What he didn’t say is that they’d be in the unemployment office servicing the thousands more Wisconsinites who join the ranks of the unemployed, resulting from the GOP’s dramatic cuts to the state budget.
Clearly the GOP’s plan for economic growth has backfired and a new course for job creation needs to be charted under new leadership.