In November, Wisconsin lost 3,000 public sector jobs and 11,700 private sector jobs. This is not really news though . . . this is the fifth consecutive month Wisconsin has seen a net job loss. http://www.jsonline.com/business/state-lost-11700-privatesector-jobs-in-november-n43f475-135682638.html
Since July, Wisconsin has lost over 44,000 jobs while the US has created 420,000 jobs . . . are you angry yet? Are you even a little bit upset (if you are a Walker supporter, this is) that your Governor, who promised to create 250,000 jobs in four years is actually well on his way to losing that many jobs during his tenure?
And if you voted for Walker because you liked his catchy slogan, "Wisconsin: Open For Business" you should be on the phone right now asking his office, "Just exactly what business are we in - the business of laying people off?"
If you are one of those Walker supporters who place one of those "I Stand With Walker" signs in your yard, you might want to add the phrase, "On the broken backs of the working-class people of Wisconsin" in order to make your sign more accurate and honest.
And on a related note, I want to apologize to the for calling them and bothering them by asking if their department keeps picking up my "Recall Walker" yard signs. I have had three signs "disappear" from my backyard recently, and am now on my fourth sign.
The other day I came across a man in a white four-door car about to remove my latest sign from my back yard. He informed me that it was too close to the road (my back yard is on Ramsey Ave.) and it was actually in the Village right-of-way, and all signs had to be on "my property". So I moved it back about 20 feet. It is now a good 35 feet from the road, but well within my property limits.
Too bad the sign in the photo I posted on this blog is only two blocks down from my house (on Ramsey Ave.) and is only 15 feet ( I counted) from the road, and has been there for three days now. Why is that sign, that is pro-Walker, allowed to stand close to the road and in the village right-of-way, but my anti-Walker sign is told to be removed or moved WAY back?
Let me put is this way - I was informed that some people in charge of the Village are very big fans of Scott Walker, and don't take kindly to "Recall Walker" signs.
If your "Recall Walker" yard sign has "disappeared" or you have been forced to move it WAY back, email village building inspector, Scott Satula and ask him why he tells his minions to remove certain signs, but allows others to stay? email@example.com