Speaking to reporters in Merrill before leaving the state to campaign for president in South Carolina, Scott Walker completely abandoned his central campaign promise to create 250,000 new jobs.
“My goal wasn’t so much to hit a magic number as much as it was, in the four years before I took office, when I was campaigning, I saw that we lost over 133,000 jobs in the state. I said, ‘it’s really not about jobs, it’s about real people, real jobs like those here, and more importantly, affecting real families all across the state,'” Walker said.
Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate:
“In a rare moment of candor, Scott Walker finally admitted what we’ve long known to be true: ‘it’s really not about jobs.’”