Letter: Which job policies work better? by Kay Hoff
Which budget and policies are better for creating private sector jobs? Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce and Development’s report for private sector job creation in 2011 painted a clear picture for me when I saw the brightly colored chart in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about a month ago.
For the first 6 months or from January-June 2011, the state and Walker administration continued to operate under the Doyle budget and policies. During those 6 months, private sector jobs increased every month except April 2011 (500 lost) for a 6 month net GAIN of 12,000 private sector jobs.
For the remainder of the year or July-December of 2011, Wisconsin operated under the newly passed Walker Budget Reform & Policies. During those 6 months, the private sector job chart was mirror opposite. The vividly colored bars now illustrated private sector job losses every month except September ( 300 added ) for a 6 month net LOSS of 22,000 private sector jobs . The 2011 year summary bar graph recorded a private sector jobs net LOSS of 10,000 jobs.
It’s clear to me that the average Wisconsin worker will be better served with the leadership of Tom Barrett and Mahlon Mitchell.
Kay Hoff, Minocqua