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MN Gov: Jeff Johnson wants to go Scott Walker on Minnesota

by Dan Burns on June 19, 2014 · 4 comments

Jeff Johnson is the GOP-endorsed candidate for governor of Minnesota. And it sounds like he’s just bursting with great ideas. (This is from Alliance for a Better Minnesota.)
 

 
Another blogger here recently wrote about the facts and figures regarding the Minnesota/Wisconsin economic disparity. When doing something led to really bad results, wanting to do it again is just plain stupid. I’m passing the following along, also.
 

Before he was talking about taking on unions, Walker promised in 2010 that over four years the state would add 250,000 private sector jobs.
 
“I want my Cabinet secretaries to have branded across their heads, ’250,000 jobs,’” Walker said at a December 2010 meeting of the Dairy Business Association. “I want them to know their job is on the line because my job is on the line to create 250,000 jobs in the private sector.”
 
That bravado is long gone.
 
More than three years into his term, Walker is far short of fulfilling the promise, and he hears about it almost every day on the campaign trail and as talk continues about his potential prospects as a 2016 presidential candidate.
 
Although the post-recession recovery is adding jobs here, Wisconsin is lagging all but one of nine Midwestern states in that category. The mood of the electorate is uneasy.

I’m not recommending complacency, but we Minnesotans may not have a whole heck of a lot to worry about, in any case.
 

Eric Ferguson June 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

It’s up to us to help Johnson achieve his goal of being just like Scott Walker. Quick, someone call him while pretending to be a Koch brother!

Frank Fuller June 22, 2014 at 8:45 am

Here’s a link to a graph showing how much worse Wisconsin is doing economically than Minnesota because of Walker’s policies. Thought you’d be interested.

http://econbrowser.com/archives/2014/06/wisconsin-employment-flatlines

Dan Burns June 22, 2014 at 10:23 am

Thank you.

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