Succeeding in spite of it all
March 29, 2012
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.