Statements about Jobs
While fighting a move to toughen penalties for workplace gender discrimination, state Sen. Glenn Grothman said "he didn’t believe women belonged in the workplace" but belonged "at home, cooking and cleaning and having babies."
"The national unemployment rate has been above 8 percent for a record 36 months."
Says 21,000 Wisconsin residents got jobs in 2011, but "18,000 of them" were in other states.
"For the first time since 1990, American manufacturers are creating new jobs."
A 10-year state program that created 202 jobs at a cost of $247,000 per job was approved by former Gov. Jim Doyle.
Says Milwaukee blacks have 55 percent male unemployment, 60 percent truancy, a 50 percent graduation rate, the "worst" reading scores and "lead" in infant mortality.
Says Gov. Scott Walker "made more than $70 million in cuts to job training programs through (Wisconsin’s) technical colleges."
"Today, for the first time in fifteen years, Master Lock’s unionized plant in Milwaukee is running at full capacity."
On the accuracy of state jobs numbers.
Wisconsin’s monthly job reports have a "margin of error" of 75 percent and were "way off" in eight of first 10 months of 2011.
Since Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took office, "we are losing jobs at rates not seen in decades."
"In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker has created a manufacturing-led jobs recovery. 30,000 new jobs were created this year, with 15,000 created in the struggling manufacturing sector."
Wisconsin ranks 48th out of all 50 states in venture capital investment.
Under a law proposed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, businesses that move into Wisconsin "don't have to pay any taxes" on their income for two years.
"The largest category of people coming into the technical schools in Wisconsin are people with four-year degrees."
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s "actions are directly responsible for killing at least 15,000 jobs."
"Nearly 14,000 Wisconsinites have lost their job since Governor Walker and the Republicans took over in January."
U.S. unemployment among people ages 16 to 24 is "18.4 percent, which is a 60-year high."
"We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. It’s 35 percent."
Members of the public are being charged $50 to hear Gov. Scott Walker and a dozen members of his administration talk about jobs and the economy at Lambeau Field.
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