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Dear Editor:

Why fix something that has already been fixed? That’s what Mary Burke wants to do as governor. She would have grave consequences for Wisconsin and take us back to financial mismanagement.

As commerce secretary for Gov. James Doyle, she helped construct the 2007-’09 state budget that left the state with a $5.4 million shortfall. Money just doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

This ultimately left Gov. Doyle to raid over $1 billion  from the state’s Transportation Fund, $200 million from the Patient’s Compensation Fund, and $2.1 billion from segregated accounts to cover up their excessive spending of middle class money.

Burke also supported tax increases on the hardworking middle class families to cover her budget.

Does it not make sense that when families all across our state have to pinch their pocket books, the government should too?

This is exactly what Gov. Walker did after the state lost more than 133,000 jobs and 27,000 businesses. He cut spending and lowered taxes to make life a little easier for all of us, especially for those hit by job loss.

Things are looking up for all of us here in Wisconsin with the creation of over 100,000 quality new jobs, record low unemployment and improved employer confidence. Gov. Walker fixed the state and we deserve nothing better than to continue moving forward with him another four years.

Charlie Gullan

Eagle River

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:10 AM
 

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-6 #21 Frank Gabl 2014-06-27 12:33
John,

You are absolutely killing me with your illogical logic!

You just stated that "a state's job creation RANK is the most accurate way to determine a state's strength."

Is this Candid Camera??

So using your so-called logic, if Doyle's RANK amongst other states was higher than Walker's, yet Walker created just shy of TWICE the number of jobs over the same amount of time, Doyle's policies still made Wisconsin stronger.

And the way I'm using the numbers isn't accurate??

You can't be serious!
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+11 #20 John Graber 2014-06-27 05:54
Frank, the way you are using numbers isn't an accurate picture of how a state is doing. A state's job creation rank taken from the BLS is the most accurate way to determine a states strength. During Doyle's time in office WI ranked better in job creation than Walker's, that's a fact. Now? WI has consistently ranked near the bottom. That is a direct result of failed policies. I continue to see you won't touch the growth numbers either. Under walker, WI has averaged 1.5% growth and is second to LAST in the Midwest. Under Doyle WI ranked 2nd best. IF Walker's policies work WI wouldn't be in the basement in these categories. Under job growth WI has trailed all it's Midwest neighbors http://media.jsonline.com/images/103068384_WISVOTER22G2-online-2.jpg Wisconsin has averaged 1.3% in annual private-sector job growth since 2010; the national average has been 2.1%. Walker has failed but the test will be in Nov as to how the electorate feels.
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-7 #19 Frank Gabl 2014-06-26 07:22
John,

You are right on cue!

Historically, this is exactly the point in our banterings when you have nothing left other than to say whatever it takes to get you through another self-made mess.

And here’s a perfect example:

INCREDIBLY, you just stated, “Frank, First off, your talking point of the 133,000 jobs lost is ONLY regarding Doyle's second term and none of your numbers include his first term.”

So, I’ll REPEAT what I said (of course you know what I said) in its entirety just for you.

POSTS 16 and 15 - VERBATIM:

In Doyle’s second term, which started 11 months before the recession and ended 6 months after the official end to the recession - Doyle lost 133,000 jobs – even after taking into account the 33,600 jobs created as a direct result of Obama’s taxpayer-funded stimulus handout gift.

Cont. below:
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-4 #18 Frank Gabl 2014-06-26 07:19
Continued:

So let’s go back to Doyle’s first term which occurred during favorable economic times, spurred on in part by the historic housing expansion that peaked in mid-2006 - 6 months prior to the end of Doyle’s first term.

Since Doyle LOST 133,000 jobs in his second term, but only LOST 64,000 over his entire 8-year tenure, that gives him a net gain of a whopping 69,000 jobs during an age of prosperity compared to Obama’s non-recovery that Walker is stuck with.

Yet, in stark contrast, Walker still created 113,000 jobs over the same amount of time (3.5 years) during recession-like times.

Not using Common Core math, 113,000 GAIN is a 182,000 positive swing from Doyle’s 69,000 negative LOSS.

SO TRY AGAIN.
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+9 #17 John Graber 2014-06-25 14:43
Frank, First off, your talking point of the 133,000 jobs lost is ONLY regarding Doyle's second term and none of your numbers include his first term. http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2013/sep/18/scott-walker/gov-scott-walker-says-policies-democrat-jim-doyle-/ When Doyle was Gov in his first and early second terms WI had an unemployment rate below 5% as did many states. Job growth was slower in all states due to this. WI during that time was ranked higher in ranking then it is now at around the mid to upper 20's. Now WI is ranked 37th. What that means is 36 other states are doing a better job with recovery than WI. I also see you avoided the state growth numbers also.
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-4 #16 Frank Gabl 2014-06-25 07:21
John,

This is exclusively about Wisconsin and the performance of Doyle vs. Walker. Period.

And therefore, your IMAGINARY numbers do not back up your partisan rhetoric and rewriting of history. “Period. End of story” (little Obama lingo).

You just stated: “During that time (before the recession) WI ranked higher in job creation than during Walker's 3.5 years.”

Really??

In Doyle’s second term, which started 11 months before the recession and ended 6 months after the official end to the recession - Doyle lost 133,000 jobs – even after taking into account the 33,600 jobs created as a direct result of Obama’s taxpayer-funded stimulus handout gift.

So let’s go back to Doyle’s first term which occurred during favorable economic times, spurred on in part by the historic housing expansion that peaked in mid-2006 - 6 months prior to the end of Doyle’s first term.

Cont. below:
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-5 #15 Frank Gabl 2014-06-25 07:20
Continued:

Since Doyle LOST 133,000 jobs in his second term, but only LOST 64,000 over his entire 8-year tenure, that gives him a net gain of a whopping 69,000 jobs during an age of prosperity compared to Obama’s non-recovery that Walker is stuck with.

Yet, in stark contrast, Walker still created 113,000 jobs over the same amount of time (3.5 years) during recession-like times.

Not using Common Core math, 113,000 GAIN is a 182,000 positive swing from Doyle’s 69,000 negative LOSS.

So, try Again.

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-4 #14 Frank Gabl 2014-06-25 07:15
Continued:

AND TO RECAP:

From the Left’s go to source for discrediting Walker:

“The sluggish job-creation pace is hardly a new phenomenon, according to a Journal Sentinel analysis of Thursday's data. The Badger State has consistently trailed the U.S. average by wide margins for most of the last 10 years — a period that encompasses the tenures of both Rep. Gov. Scott Walker, who took office in January 2011, and his Democratic predecessor, Jim Doyle, who held the office from 2003 through 2010.”

http://www.jsonline.com/business/wisconsin-gained-28054-private-sector-jobs-over-last-12-months-b99290756z1-263818541.html
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+3 #13 John Graber 2014-06-24 14:01
Frank, I'm not just cutting Doyle slack during the recession but ALL Governors, including the Republican Gov's. What I am referring to with Doyle was his state rankings before the recession. During that time WI ranked higher in job creation and higher in growth than during Walker's 3.5 years. Looking at today, other states have done a better job since the recession building their economies. When we rank 37th in job creation, half what the national rate of job creation is, and half the growth from our pre recession days it comes down to policies that have effected our state economy. Walker's "roadmap" has taken us down a dead end road.
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-2 #12 Frank Gabl 2014-06-23 08:21
John,

Wisconsin is a separate entity.

Therefore, the economic comparison is between the Left's solutions to prosperity embodied in Doyle and the Right's roadmap implemented by Walker.

And job creation is the barometer which judges just who has the more effective methods.

I find it amusing for you to cut Doyle slack due the recession, yet, using the same logic for Walker is somehow not applicable, since your excuse now seems to be Walker should have known Obama was in fact an amateur and deeply incompetent!

So, the bottom line is:

Get back to me when you become good enough to turn water into wine (Doyle's job creation into Walker's).
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