Today's Journal Sentinel editorial rightly asks “What better way to honor workers than to give them work?”
Observing that there are still too many unemployed and underemployed workers among us, the editorial says the Legislature and Gov. Walker need to improve the state’s record on job creation.
(It also reminds us that Walker made a campaign promise to create 250,000 jobs before the end of his four-year term---yet is only a third of the way to reaching that goal)
“If the Republican-controlled Legislature really wants to help the state (and their Republican colleague in the governor’s mansion), they need to have one thought: jobs, jobs and more jobs.”
The editorial argues that job creation should be first and foremost on the Legislature’s fall agenda—not abortion, English as an official language, speed limits or other distracting issues.
Hmmm. What happened to that laser-like focus on jobs that Walker called for early on in his gubernatorial term?
If the governor and Legislature had truly wanted and succeeded in making job creation a top priority, today's JS editorial urging them to do so would have been unnecessary.