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Gov. Scott Walker, flanked by Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Republican legislators, unveils the details of his budget repair bill in February of 2011. The controversial proposal is being called an attack on organized labor in Wisconsin.

On Feb. 11, 2011, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, in his own words, "dropped the bomb" when he announced that he would eliminate collective bargaining for public workers in the state.

That announcement led to unprecedented rallies at the State Capitol, with hundreds of thousands of protesters showing up to show their support for union workers and decry Walker's policies. on Monday posted this story about the failures of Walker's policies on the Wisconsin taxpayer two years later.

Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs during his tenure, but is well short of that total.

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"Walker and his backers have created a long hard winter for Wisconsin’s working families. Walker has 212,489 jobs left to deliver," writes Mary Bottari of in the article.

Later in the article, Bottari writes: "Jokes about Walker turning Wisconsin into 'Wississippi' are not far off.  Wisconsin's (jobs) ranking of 42 is behind Alabama (41), but still slightly ahead of Mississippi (48)."