Workers want to know where Gov. Walker stands on his campaign promise to create 250,000 badly needed jobs for the state of Wisconsin. Too many Wisconsinites are unemployed or stuck in low-wage, part-time jobs relying on food stamps and friends and family to make ends meet.
"Gov. Walker should be laying the foundation for long-term fiscal health by investing in worker training programs, infrastructure, and education to ensure that every Wisconsinite has access to a long-term family-supporting job with decent benefits," said Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. "Wisconsin needs to grow our economy from the middle out by raising the minimum wage, investing in working families and getting the unemployed back to work."
It is expected that Gov. Walker will tout tax plans including changes in state withholdings so an individual gets more money back on each paycheck but less on their end-of-the-year tax return.
“Gov. Walker is using a tax shell game to cover-up his failed economic record,” explains Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. "Instead of token tax stunts that fool no one, we should invest in our future, in our children’s schools, in our roads and bridges, in small businesses and large manufacturers so that we can create good jobs."
Gov. Walker: it’s time to put the long-term health of Wisconsin ahead of scoring political points for your next election. Wisconsin is still waiting for the 250,000 jobs.
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