Under Walker, Wisconsin's Business Rank Leapfrogs 21 States

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    May 02, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    http://www.newsmax.com/US/Texas-state-business-wisconsin/2012/05/02/id/437842

    By: Martin Gould

    Texas has held on to its position as the best state in which to do business for the eighth consecutive year, with California remaining anchored at the bottom of the chart, according to a recent survey by Chief Executive magazine.

    But Louisiana — which the magazine calls the “Cinderella of business improvement” — comes out as the big winner. The Pelican State leaped 14 spots from number 27 to number 13 in the annual poll. “In 2006, it ranked 47th,” the magazine says, pointing to “an active government push to reduce taxes and regulation and to encourage new industry to relocate.”

    Florida is now challenging Texas for the top spot, the magazine reports, saying that Gov. Rick Scott’s administration “has enacted business tax and regulatory reforms that have contributed to the creation of more than 140,000 private sector jobs and an unemployment drop of 2.1 percentage points last year — one of the biggest decreases in the nation.”

    The Sunshine State leapfrogged North Carolina for the second spot with Tennessee remaining in fourth and Indiana going up one space to round out the top five in the survey which was released on Wednesday.

    “Indiana is like a breath of fresh air,” one CEO told the magazine after the Hoosier State became a right-to-work state last year. “I have operated on both coasts, the southeast and Chicago, and Indiana is where I will keep my manufacturing operations.”

    Chief Executive praised Texas Gov. Rick Perry, saying that between June 2009 and July 2011, the number of jobs in the state increased by 328,000, 47 percent of the total job creation in the country.

    The magazine says Right-to-Work legislation is among the most attractive assets a state can have. “Gov. Scott Walker’s battle with the unions in Wisconsin, a state that edged into the top 20 this year for the first time, demonstrates that the struggle for a pro-growth agenda can be contentious. As one Badger State business leader remarked, "Finally, Wisconsin is headed in the right direction."

    The magazine says it is “perhaps no coincidence” that Texas and Florida had the highest net migration of people to their states in the first years of the 21st century. “People migrate in search of employment,” it points out.

    At the other end of the list, California ranks bottom for the eighth consecutive year, with New York one place ahead. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Michigan come above them. The biggest drop of all is Oregon which falls nine spots from 33rd to 42nd.

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    May 02, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    States being "good for business" doesn't mean it's good for citizens.
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    May 03, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    I just heard this great news today, and only after a little over 1 year into his term. Its a shame the national labor unions are running a campaign to get him recalled. Over 40 million dollars of taxpayer money is going to be spent on all of the recalls and bullshit the democrats are throwing at Walker over the past year yet he continues to support unions across the state. He simply asked public union employees to pay a small amount toward pensions and health care and the unions told him to pound sand. So with that he had to do what he did to save the state. keep the unions but give the employess a choice if they want to join instead of being forced and give them a choice if they want to pay dues or not along with some concessions. He could have simply wiped out the unions and made Wisconsin a right-to-work state like Indiana.

    he also announced a 100 million dollar project to "restore Milwaukee". No taxdollars, its a private investment into the most hard hit areas in the city to spur business development and employment. For his thanks the man (mayor Barett) running aginst him in the recall election gave no thanks or no promise to work with the gov. Thanks mayor barrett, it just proves what a douche bag you are.
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    May 03, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    This is great news for the state of Wisc. unfortunately we have people who no longer think about what's best for the state but what's best for me....good luck Gov
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    May 03, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
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    Christian73 saidStates being "good for business" doesn't mean it's good for citizens.


    And a state that is "bad for business" is good for citizens? icon_confused.gif


    What is considered "good for business" is often at the expense of the citizens in terms of rights, wages, etc.

    How many jobs did Walker lose, btw?
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    May 03, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidStates being "good for business" doesn't mean it's good for citizens.

    Not when you don't care about the private sector and look only to government to provide livelihood. Typical of the socialist workers' paradise that have failed time and time again. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results."
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    May 03, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidStates being "good for business" doesn't mean it's good for citizens.


    I just can't imagine a situation where job loss and business flight out of a state would be good for the citizens. I also feel that a robust economy is also good for individual rights
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    May 03, 2012 10:02 AM GMT
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    Christian73 saidStates being "good for business" doesn't mean it's good for citizens.

    Not when you don't care about the private sector and look only to government to provide livelihood. Typical of the socialist workers' paradise that have failed time and time again. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results."


    Socal - Do you tire of repeating the same platitudes over and over?

    Given that Romney's team has admitted that his financial policies are basically the same as Bush's which led to the worst jobs growth record in modern history and wrecked the economy, you're the one guilty of insanity. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 03, 2012 10:03 AM GMT
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    Christian73 saidStates being "good for business" doesn't mean it's good for citizens.


    I just can't imagine a situation where job loss and business flight out of a state would be good for the citizens. I also feel that a robust economy is also good for individual rights


    Yet "right to work" states have lower wages, fewer benefits for employees and poorer educational outcomes for students than many states that are "bad for business." So...
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    May 03, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
    This is, of course, not surprising.
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    May 03, 2012 3:54 PM GMT
    all i know is that if Walker wins re-election, the state business is poised to hire thousands and thousands of new workers. First we have to see where we go....back to the status quo of tax and spend or forward to create and flourish.
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    May 03, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
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    Christian73 saidStates being "good for business" doesn't mean it's good for citizens.


    I just can't imagine a situation where job loss and business flight out of a state would be good for the citizens. I also feel that a robust economy is also good for individual rights


    Yet "right to work" states have lower wages, fewer benefits for employees and poorer educational outcomes for students than many states that are "bad for business." So...


    +1 so true. Texas is a good example.
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    May 03, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    What's good short term is often bad long term. Effects of cuts in education and youth services won't show up for years.

    It's a like taking over a factory and then cut maintenance, training, etc. You get an immediate bump in profits, and the crappy products won't show up for a while. Kinda like how Romney made his money.
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    White4DarkerFL saidWhat's good short term is often bad long term. Effects of cuts in education and youth services won't show up for years.

    It's a like taking over a factory and then cut maintenance, training, etc. You get an immediate bump in profits, and the crappy products won't show up for a while. Kinda like how Romney made his money.


    Who was it that said, "The strength of a country is measured by the number of men who plant trees, where they know they'll never live to enjoy the shade from them." It certainly wasn't Scott Walker.
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    May 03, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
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    jock_1 saidall i know is that if Walker wins re-election, the state business is poised to hire thousands and thousands of new workers. First we have to see where we go....back to the status quo of tax and spend or forward to create and flourish.

    You are delusional on so many levels.
    But what's more striking is that you always sound angry.
    Why is it that right-wingers are always angry? Is the world so disappointing or are they just miserably fucked-up human beings?

    I don't see any anger in his messages. Trying to deflect the anger from the left? The left has always been the protest group, generally disaffected and angry.
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    socalfitness said
    JPtheBITCH said
    jock_1 saidall i know is that if Walker wins re-election, the state business is poised to hire thousands and thousands of new workers. First we have to see where we go....back to the status quo of tax and spend or forward to create and flourish.

    You are delusional on so many levels.
    But what's more striking is that you always sound angry.
    Why is it that right-wingers are always angry? Is the world so disappointing or are they just miserably fucked-up human beings?

    I don't see any anger in his messages. Trying to deflect the anger from the left? The left has always been the protest group, generally disaffected and angry.

    yeah, right, it was the left who shouted down Congresspeople during the town halls in the summer of 2010.

    Nice try. Anger is the only thing the right has got. It doesn't have commonsense, it doesn't have empathy, it doesn't have logic or reason. All it has is raw emotion, and the only emotion it has is anger.

    Ok. Most can compare the tea party rallies with the occupy rallies and come to their own conclusion.
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    May 03, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    But really, the methodology for this silly survey is truly risible.

    If Massachusetts was so bad for business, for example, why are we riddled with biotech startups?

    Don't be so credulous!
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    May 03, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
    Its sad that south beach has not availed himself of a belt and light-fitting.
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    May 04, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    southbeach1500 said
    TigerTim saidBut really, the methodology for this silly survey is truly risible.


    Are you trying to impress everyone that you are "highly educated" by using a word that most on here have never even heard of? icon_confused.gif

    SB, seriously, find something else to gibe at Tim about. 'Risible' isn;t obscure, as words go.


    I sense that you are angry. You always have been to any conservative who posts.

    By the way, any conservative elected official has been shouted down by the unionistas and hard dems since Walker took over being it congressman Jim sensenbrenner, Paul Ryan, Shawn Duffy, or Ron Johnson. They won't even give these elected representatives the common courtesy to speak at town all meetings across the state.