Obama will deliver a jobs speech tomorrow from a rundown bridge in Ohio while people rally in support of him in Milwaukee. Meanwhile Walker will just lie in LaCrosse.
According to the La Crosse County Democratic Party, “Scott Walker will be at Main Street Ingredients tomorrow the 22nd at 12:45pm to promote his failed WalkerNomics. The
address is 2340 Enterprise Lane, La Crosse Wisconsin[MAP]. Please meet us at 12:15 to rally outside for good jobs. We will have signs for you to wave.”
I’m getting the feeling that some of those signs will mention this here lie from Walker:
“Nearly one-in-five of the jobs listed on a state website touted by Gov. Scott Walker as a resource for unemployed Wisconsin residents are actually located in neighboring states, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. More than 32,000 job openings were posted on the Job Center, but about 18 percent of them were in Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan. It was unclear how many of those roughly 6,000 jobs could be filled through telecommuting, though many appeared to require on-site work.” – source postcrescent and hat tip to Democurmudgeon
And from Obama….
If you think what President Obama has to say about jobs holds more water than Walker (yeah I know – Walker is setting the bar pretty low) there’s an event in support of Obama’s Jobs Act 9/22 tomorrow on the North Avenue bridge at noon where it crosses over I-43 in Milwaukee.
From facebook: “Meet us at the McDonalds located at 920 W. North Ave, Milwaukee. at 10:45am We will walk to the North Avenue – Hwy. 43 overpass. We will have signs and banners available.”
Meanwhile President Obama will stand on the Brent Spence Bridge near Cincinnati, Ohio. Stephen Koff of Plain Dealer says in this nice summary the only thing Dems and the GOP can agree on in Obama’s plan is that the Brent Spence Bridge needs to be replaced. (the plan also is supposed to pay for school repairs, money for teachers and cops, tax cuts for businesses and individuals)
It’s a symbolic location: in the territory of Republican U.S. Reps. Steve Chabot and Jean Schmidt, not to mention the hometown of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman. This is even in the district of the man in orange, John Boehner. The locals really want it to be fixed and have wanted that for a while. Stands to reason: it carries twice the capacity it was designed for, it is deemed unsafe, “4 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product every year and a rehabilitation project would bring tens of thousands of jobs. ..the cost of the needed overhaul has been estimated at $2.4 billion, and funding commitments are still lacking after years of discussion”.-from thetrucker
You can read it in full HERE.
[So far I can’t find out exactly when Obama is delivering his speech. Let me know if you find that.]