|Hey look everyone, I don't suck after all!|
If you are Scott Walker, you can play games with the unemployment rate and tap dance like a motherfucker but the clock is ticking and it's not like you can point to at least ONE other damn state that did worse than Wisconsin. Not one.
So the only other alternative is to change the the formula for figuring the numbers and poof! They don't look so bad after all.
In an excruciating and crushing piece written by Rick Ungar at Forbes which anticipates Walker's mathematical hallucination on re-jiggering of Wisconsin job numbers which uses a formula never used before:
"So, just how is Walker about to turn Wisconsin’s dismal job numbers from lemons to lemonade? The Governor has simply decided toCall it a pre-election mathematical miracle. Walker didn't create any more jobs, he just changed the equation to make the answer bigger. the system used by the Department of Labor —and —to measure job growth (or loss) and elected instead to go with a different set of numbers that makes things in Wisconsin look better. Who knew it could be so easy to solve a jobs crisis?"
The question is will anyone actually believe that somehow not one statistician in the United States was able to measure job creation in Wisconsin better than Walker's own staff?