In Wisconsin, we faced one of the biggest budget deficits ever when I first took office last year. During the three years prior to my tenure, my state lost more than 100,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate was above 9 percent.
Today, Wisconsin has a budget surplus. For the first time in history, we’re able to put money into our state’s rainy-day fund for two years in a row. Since taking office, Wisconsin has gained more than 41,000 private sector jobs and the unemployment rate — well, it’s below 7 percent for the first time since 2008. My state used to be ranked in the bottom ten of the best and worst states to do business in. Now, we’re in the top 20 … and climbing.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Republican Response to President Obama’s June 16 Weekly Address.
Of course any progress Wisconsin made had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the $21 billion it received, thanks in part to the $787 billion stimulus bill, making the Cheese State one of the country’s biggest Federal teet chasers.
How’s that for government dependency?
song currently stuck in my head: “cousin mary” - archie shepp