Statements about Jobs

Says potential Democratic opponent Mary Burke "implemented the policies of Jim Doyle. Those are the policies that, in his last term, saw the state lose more than 133,000 jobs."

"Minnesota is kicking butt relative to Wisconsin on everything from employment and job creation to school test scores, educated work force and a host of other factors and rankings"

"The Kenosha casino would be one of the state’s largest employers and pay more to the state than any other company or Tribe – essentially, it would be Wisconsin’s biggest taxpayer."

Says that in his first two years, "Wisconsin has seen its best two-year job growth in a decade."

On average, college students "are taking six years to get a four-year degree."  

"Unemployment has been on the rise throughout Wisconsin" as Paul Ryan stepped up his advocacy of "immigration increases."

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. "cannot account for creating one single job."

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is a "proven job creator."

Says the success of his economic agenda is supported by the fact "we went from unemployment at 9.2 percent when I decided to run for governor four years ago to two points lower."

"Our ranking in terms of the best and worst states to do business in was 43 four years ago, and we just moved up to 17 two weeks ago."

Wisconsin has "one of the most progressive tax codes in the country."

"Gov. Scott Walker (is) more than halfway to (his) 250,000 jobs goal."

Two-thirds of Wisconsinites receiving unemployment checks "are not required to search for work due to current work search exemptions."

Wisconsin’s laws "ranked the worst in the world for mining investment."

A Republican-sponsored Wisconsin mining bill "will take at least seven years to create jobs."  

"Nearly a quarter of all adults in this state have some college credit without a degree."  

Kohl’s Department Stores in 2012 "announced the creation of 3,000 new jobs."

"Scott Walker has even removed the 250,000 jobs promise from his website."

Wisconsin has created "just under 100,000" jobs since he took office.  

Says that with President Obama's re-election, state and federal income tax rates for some taxpayers will rise "to roughly 65 percent."

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