Luc's "Athletic Aesthetic" Volume One Column


The Responsibility Party

News came out that Wisconsin is 44th in private sector job growth from September 2011 to September 2012.  The response of Gov. Walker?  It's the result of the recalls and uncertainty.

The Republican Party has a reputation as the party of responsibility, in that people need to be accountable for their own actions and not blame others for their troubles.  While I may disagree on how this point of view extends to social services, this is still ad admirable trait, one even I, resident socialist, try to achieve in my life.  Unless there is proof that the deteriorating private sector job climate in Wisconsin is caused by recall and political uncertainty from 2011, this situation behooves Governor Walker to admit that his posicilies have not been as effective as anticipated.  Not to admit failure;  even though I do not believe they will result in 250,000 jobs in his first term, more time is still needed to see the final result of their implementation.  However, it is a stretch of thought to imagine that just thinking about recalls kept businesses from hiring as much as they otherwise would have done so.  There was a general sense by 2012 that Gov. Walker would survive a recall, and some of the months covered in this most-recent evaluation period are after the June 2012 recall elections.

Admit the entire picture, Governor:  there may have been some impact from recall uncertainty, but the policies need to be modified.  Take responsibility for these lack of effectiveness in your plan.  Do what your party says should be dine.

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