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#277: How Many Jobs has Scott Walker Created?

May 27th, 2011

Episode 377 of 902 episodes

Every political candidate promises to create jobs. But when Scott Walker was campaigning to be the governor of Wisconsin, he put a finer point on it. He promised to create 250,000 jobs during his first term. His strategy for doing that is a familiar one: tax breaks for businesses that make new hires, and for companies that relocate to Wisconsin. We recently traveled to Wisconsin to talk to Scott Walker and businesses around the state. Turns out, it's very hard to figure out which jobs were created because of Walker's programs, and which would have been created anyway.

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