Succeeding in spite of it all

If we seem to be dwelling on the horrors of Liberal intolerance, there are at least two good reasons why we do it:  1) We don’t want to see the rest of our state successfully ambushed in off-schedule elections; and 2) We want to make sure people of good will recognize the urgency of defending themselves in those elections.

Nevertheless it’s refreshing to have good news to celebrate, some positive things to support when we go to the polls in April…   and May …and June….

That good news showed itself in a couple of ways this past week. One was the forecast by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which prepares economic projections for all 50 states, saying it expects a 1.95 percent growth rate for Wisconsin’s economy over the next six months.

If the number sounds modest, bear in mind Wisconsin has seen nothing as good since 2003. Maybe it’s just a coincidence but we can’t help remembering 2003 was the year Democrats began their eight-year control of the governor’s office.

More good news turned up in the February employment figures, with unemployment holding at 6.9 percent, the lowest rate in more than three years and lots better than the national numbers. Four thousand new private-sector jobs were created along with 4,300 in the government sector, which puts the lie to Leftist howling about the public sector being impoverished by the Walker reforms.

All told, a good week, considering the need to buck a federal headwind of ballooning deficits and dictatorial regulation. Here’s to solving that problem before the next February jobs report comes out.


About Wisconsin Club for Growth
The Club for Growth is a national network of over 40,000 men and women, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. Wisconsin Club for Growth, Inc. is dedicated to informing, educating and rallying citizens of Wisconsin to embrace and enact policies that lead to sustained economic growth, limited government, and minimal taxation. Wisconsin Club for Growth can and will have an enormous impact on the direction of our state. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes that effective lobbying is done at all stages of the budget cycle, including when our leaders make public promises and can be encouraged to support policies that spur economic growth. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes we must support pro-growth policies and encourage public officials with backbones to remain truly committed to making our economy and our state stronger. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes our leaders must stand up to the tax and spend mentality in Madison and work tirelessly to cut taxes and unleash the power of the free-market.

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