the Elite are wrong and we need to stop listening to them.
Walker is surging thanks to his performance at this week's Conservative Political Action Conference, where the union-busting governor inspired raucous applause with his "I was a dick in Wisconsin, and I can be one in Washington, too!" stump speech.
Another major media outlet has apologized after getting a story about Scott Walker wrong. Last week, it was the New York Times; now, itâ€™s The Daily Beast.
The Daily Beast has retracted an article from one of its college columnists that claimed that the Wisconsin governorâ€™s budget would cut sexual assault reporting from the stateâ€™s universities.
The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether.
In fact, the University of Wisconsin system requested the deletion of the requirements to get rid of redundancy, as it already provides similar information to the federal government, UW System spokesman Alex Hummel told The Associated Press on Friday.
The Daily Beastâ€™s correction and retraction is posted in full below. The â€śUSA Todayâ€ť story it references, however, is actually an AP article posted on the site
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/daily-beast-retracts-scott-walker-story-115618.html#ixzz3T7CMF7Pa
Who can forget Sarah Palinâ€™s infamous foreign policy credentials? She would be perfect for the job, because you can see Russia from a remote island off the coast of Alaska.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker decided on Thursday to summon the spirit of stupidity, the same one that saw Palinâ€™s political dreams go down in an electoral landslide, and claim something just as dumb:
I think we should start a GOFUNDME campaign to send him over and try to take on ISIS.
SCOTT WALKERâ€™S PALIN MOMENT: THINKS HE CAN TAKE ON ISIS BECAUSE HE TOOK ON UNIONS
He's a moron!
Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) is a conservative hero with a record of taking progressives and unions in a state that went for Obama and beating them twice. Heâ€™s cut government, taken away worker protections, supported government-mandated ultrasounds and empowered the private sector, making him the Republican insidersâ€™ favorite for the 2016 GOP nomination.
His only problem is, his economic policies continue to fail â€” miserably.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has ranked the Badger State 49th in its 50-state Leading Index report for April. With an index rank of -0.74 percent, Wisconsin was one of only five states to show contraction.
Experts do not read much into one monthâ€™s data. This index â€” which factors in average manufacturing hours, unemployment, wage trends and building permits â€” often shows a wide margin of error. The state has been especially rocked by the national decline in manufacturing.
However, Walker doesnâ€™t really have any positive economic data to point to. Since he took office, his state has fallen from 11th to 44th in job creation. Wisconsinâ€™s wages are also declining at twice the national level.
Walkerâ€™s new budget â€” which reads more like a campaign document than a plan to create jobs â€” offers a tax cut that mostly benefits the rich and sucks public funds into private ventures, in the form of school vouchers.
#32 Best States for Business
#34 in Business Costs
#37 in Labor Supply
#29 in Regulatory Environment
#27 in Economic Climate
#18 in Growth Prospects
#17 in Quality of Life
Wisconsinâ€™s economy is driven by manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare. The state is also the nationâ€™s leading producer of cheese. The Badger State adopted the slogan of â€śOpen for Businessâ€ť in 2011, erecting signs along the state border. Wisconsinâ€™s forecasted job picture has improved dramatically since then moving from No. 49 to No. 21 this year.
In any event, hereâ€™s bottom line #1: That $3.6 billion shortfall that preceded Walkerâ€™s first budget is best compared to the projected shortfall Walker faced in his second budget. That number was actually a positive one -- $177 million, according to Walker administration reports. That underscores Walkerâ€™s success at reducing budgeting tricks in the first budget.
So, the swing isnâ€™t more than $4.1 billion, itâ€™s more like $3.77 billion.
The apples-to-apples view still favors Walker, just not quite as much as he portrayed.
Walker says in his book that "the $3.6 billion deficit we inherited has turned into more than a half-billion-dollar surplus."
Thereâ€™s some truth here, in that Walker cites accurate or close-to-accurate numbers that show a turnaround from red to black in two years.
But his claim has a context problem because it mixes two different ways to define the size of the turnaround. When viewed properly, the turnaround falls a little short of what he says.
We rate his claim Half True.
And changes in education performance take decades to fully change the economy if it does at all