New figures released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that Wisconsin led the nation in job loss in 2011 under the Tea Party extremism of Scott Walker.
Wisconsin was badly outpaced by not only neighboring states in the Midwest, but also by states in areas where the Recovery has not been as robust.
From January 2011 to January 2012, Wisconsin lost 12,500 jobs, even as the nation as a whole added jobs for 17 straight months.
“We have never led the nation in job loss and today we have evidence that Scott Walker has led Wisconsin to this ignominious mark,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Tuesday. “Whether it’s failed leadership on mining legislation, destroying high-tech industries, salting the earth for vocational training, cutting spending on 21st Century education or turning his back on infrastructure investment, Scott Walker has shown the nation how NOT to create jobs. This shameful fact is one more reason he must be replaced.”