MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following the news today that Scott Walker has successfully killed 13,000 Wisconsin jobs by ending Tommy Thompson's high-speed rail initiative.
"Scott Walker has succeeded in killing Wisconsin jobs. Having done nothing in Milwaukee to create jobs during his entire term, he now begins his administration having killed 13,000 of them, all to appease his core constituency, a group of extremists more committed to their narrow-minded ideology than to creating jobs. Walker hasn't even taken office, and he already has disgraced his legacy by putting his boot to the throat of Wisconsin's working families. Shame on him."