Saturday, November 06, 2010

Walker Layoffs Start in Private Sector

We all know that Scott Walker will continue his model of laying off and eliminating the jobs of public employees in the state. But given his gushing over the private sector who would have thought that some of the first workers that he would lay off as governor would be 300 from private sector?

Walker obviously isn't governor yet but make no mistake about it, if it wasn't for him, there are thousands of high speed rail jobs that wouldn't be in jeopardy right now. And as WISC-TV reported earlier this week, there are 300 current private sector workers that have already been laid off as a result. They are real people losing their real jobs as designers, engineers and consultants. I'm also sure that they have real families to support. They can thank Scott Walker, because if it weren't for him there is no doubt that they would still be working today.

Walker's laying off of private sector workers will not stop here. If he is successful in killing high speed rail, he will also kill the current and future private sector jobs at Talgo in Milwaukee. That is just the beginning because there are thousands of other private sector jobs that will never even see the light of day.

Who would have thought that Scott Walker's first layoffs would happen to private sector workers?

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