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AFP Praises Walker Welfare Reform Push as Unemployment Rate Drops to 3 Percent

WI Unemployment Rate Now 3 Percent, Tied for Lowest on Record

By - Jan 18th, 2018 02:07 pm
Gov. Walker.

Gov. Walker.

MADISON, WI –  Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin commended Governor Scott Walker for his new initiative to help working families in Wisconsin by calling for a special legislative session to pass historic welfare reform. The announcement comes as the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) reported the Badger State’s unemployment rate fell to 3 percent, matching the lowest rate on record.

Americans for Prosperity State Director Eric Bott made the following statement:

“Governor Walker’s reform agenda continues to help working families in Wisconsin. More Wisconsinites are finding jobs than ever before, wages are up, and unemployment just tied the all-time lowest rate on record. Once again, Governor Walker is leading the way by casting aside the failed anti-poverty policies of the past and replacing them with fresh ideas that will help thousands find greater dignity and happiness in their lives through work. With our state nearing full employment, it is economically imperative that every able-bodied adult participate in the workforce.  But more importantly, it is our moral duty to help our fellow citizens break free of a never-ending cycle of government dependency so they can achieve hope and prosperity.”

Last year, AFP-Wisconsin made a six figure investment in television advertisements asking Wisconsinites to thank Governor Scott Walker for keeping his promises to cut taxes and balance the state budget.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit

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2 thoughts on “AFP Praises Walker Welfare Reform Push as Unemployment Rate Drops to 3 Percent”

  1. Michael Schwister says:

    The Koch brothers want us to thank Walker for Making Wisconsin a shithole for workers, the environment and our tax dollars. Ha. Good one.

  2. Terry says:

    Yet, poverty rates are at 30 year highs in Wisconsin. Look it up. Wisconsin is now Wississippi and career politician Scott Walker is the biggest welfare moocher in the state! He should be drug tested! He is a public servant, living off of taxpayer’s money! If he doesn’t agree, well what does he have to hide?

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