Looks like Walker’s policies aren’t working so well after all–and cutting benefits to the poor is making things worse:
“For those folks that really were at the lower end of the … socio-economic strata, they never really did recover. The jobs that have been created really didn’t cover those folks. As we know, there are a lot of folks that just have given up looking for work,” Schooler said.
With thanks to former Gov. Jim Doyle’s efforts, Scott Walker’s first year in office saw the continued decrease in homelessness after the Great Recession. But since then, and under Walker’s austere policies to wean Wisconsinites off government programs, homelessness is rising to near Great Recession levels again. Real presidential stuff here.