"We made it very clear at our announcement that (our number) was not half of all the jobs out there, though it is an interesting parallel," he said.
That's not what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's economics reporter John Schmid reported. Schmid wrote of the
The state had a net total of 9,500 new jobs in the month, because a decline in government employment offset some of the gains in the private sector. Nationally,
"It's incredibly important to put that in perspective,"
At a town hall meeting in
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson repeated Sensenbrenner's and Walker's boast on national TV as did Assembly Majority Leader Rep. Scott Suder, R-Abbotsford, who bragged: "Accounting for more than half of the nationwide gain in June employment is a remarkable feat."
The same echo will will undoubtedly be heard in Madison over the next few weeks.
As I wrote earlier Walker used a misleading statistic to create a distorted perception of the state’s job creation record for overtly political purposes-promoting
Others have now picked up Walker's ball and are running with it. Rather than deny the truth about what he said, Walker ought to man up, admit he was wrong and actually do something to help the tens of thousands of Wisconsinites who are unemployed.