August 3, 2011

Oh my, (Alberta) Darling

"$250K and above. Those aren't wealthy people."Alberta Darling
Asked to name a single company that added a single job in her district, Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) was unable to produce even one company that created jobs as a result of her policies.
Who the heck in River Hills needs a job anyway.

h/t Xoff.

eta: Video.

Obviously not everybody is wandering around with statistics at their immediate behest, but this "job creation" business is at the heart of the Walker regime's policy claims and justifications. So those statistics should be to Darling's immediate hand. And not just "jobs created," but testimonials from those "job creators" as to how they were "created" by direct attribution to the Walker regime's policies. In fact I have never heard any such thing anywhere from any of them. Where might such testimonials be found? Like, "I created this job because of Scott Walker's tort reforms," or words to that effect. Walker made that claim this morning, again, on Fox & Friends. Which is why Walker goes on Fox & Friends, because none of those dupes is going to make him prove it.

And: Amusing clip of Alberta Darling accusing other people of lying.

9 comments:

gnarlytrombone said...

Oh, my. She'd better hope they can't turn around a teevee ad that quickly.

And the obvious answer was "I've just spent a million bucks, you're damn straight I'm creating jobs."

John Foust said...

In what weird economics does a business create a job just because they pay less taxes? That isn't the only choice. It may not even be a probable choice, given the innumerable variables of the product and the market.

I thought businesses hired when they thought they could profit from it, which might happen if they believed there was sufficient demand for their product. I guess it would seem too Obama-ish if they said they were hoping that some demand comes along.

John Foust said...

In what weird economics does a business create a job just because they pay less taxes? That isn't the only choice. It may not even be a probable choice, given the innumerable variables of the product and the market.

I thought businesses hired when they thought they could profit from it, which might happen if they believed there was sufficient demand for their product. I guess it would seem too Obama-ish if they said they were hoping that some demand comes along.

Jeremy R. Shown said...

Darling should think about coordinating with an outside interest group. Maybe they could research the answers to these types of questions, then prep her ahead of time.

Anonymous said...

If she loses will Milwaukee County be able to cut 22 million more from their budget as reported today?

gnarlytrombone said...

Darling should think about coordinating with an outside interest group

Heyo.

illusory tenant said...

Oh dear.

CJ said...

Check this out: http://www.onewisconsinnow.org/press/darling-releases-records-contact-with-spenders-american-federation-for-children.html


OWN finally got the records they requested.

CJ said...

More from OWN: http://www.onewisconsinnow.org/blog/AFC%20Darling%20Emails.pdf