Scott Walker squeaked through to a 52% victory in the November gubernatorial campaign in Wisconsin on the strength of one major promise – – the creation of 250,000 new, private sector jobs, with an ancillary pledge to create 10,000 new businesses, too – – through tax breaks, deregulation and other sops to corporate donors and conservative advocacy groups who put him in office.

Last Friday, the day typically reserved for the release of bad news by incumbents, Walker’s Department of Revenue projected slow growth and a major shortfall in private sector employment gains in the next three years far below Walker’s 250,000 goal.

Details, here.

Walker is famous for spinning and finger-pointing away from personal responsibilities and facts: we’ll see how he and the rest of the media handle a story that will provide more fodder for the Recall Walker movement.

Feel free to read my blog, The Political Environment ( for detailed coverage of Walker and Wisconsin politics.

James Rowen

James Rowen