Tim Hudak is sounding — and looking — even more like Scott Walker these days.
The Ontario Conservative leader’s pledge to create one million new jobs sounds like a direct rip-off of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s promise to create 250,000 new jobs in his four year term. Only the
state, er province and numbers are different.
And how is the Koch brother-funded, union-busting Scott Walker’s promise shaping up?
Not too well. With only a year to go, three quarters of the way into his term and he’s nowhere close, with only 42% of the promised 250,000 private sector jobs created. Wisconsin was tracking well below average at 37th among American states in terms of private sector job creation last year.
Walker is already backtracking on his jobs pledge. And he’s also blaming other factors for his lack of achievement, including his recall election, the status of the Obamacare bill, and apparently the problems in Syria for the lack of jobs in Wisconsin.
Can we expect anything different from Hudak?
To see more resemblances and more on Hudak’s plans, it really is worth checking out OPSEU’s Made in the USA movie.
- Revised LFS Numbers Don’t Change the Big Picture (August 15th, 2014)
- Dismal job numbers for June (July 11th, 2014)
- Labour market stagnant (June 6th, 2014)
- Benjamin Zycher’s Eight-Year Itch (June 1st, 2014)
- More on Conference Board Model of Corporate Tax Cuts (May 25th, 2014)