Statements about Jobs
Says new figures he released showing Wisconsin job gains for 2011 are "the final job numbers."
Says Gov. Scott Walker is "cooking the books" by releasing numbers "he just dreamed up" that show Wisconsin gained jobs in 2011.
Since Scott Walker took office as governor in January 2011, there has been an increase of 33,200 jobs in Wisconsin.
Says Gov. Scott Walker said "no to equal pay for equal work for women."
Says Gov. Scott Walker "has caused Wisconsin to lose more jobs than any other state in the country."
Says she made a "cold call" and persuaded an Illinois company to relocate to Wisconsin.
"Together we added more jobs than any other area" while I was Dane County executive.
Says "unemployment tripled" in Dane County due to Kathleen Falk’s tax policies
Mayor Tom Barrett’s policies drove unemployment up 27 percent in Milwaukee, pushing it to "one of America’s 10 worst cities for unemployment."
Says when he was governor, Wisconsin cut unemployment to 2.1 percent and the state’s unemployment rate was "the lowest in the country for 40 consecutive months."
Says Wisconsin Assembly Republicans voted to repeal a law that ensures "that women cannot get paid less than a man for doing the same job."
Says 94 percent of Wisconsin employers think the state "is heading in the right direction" and a majority say they will "grow their companies in 2012."
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."
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