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>>> the good news is we have success and it is happening in our states.
>> we've laid a positive foundation to move wisconsin forward and people want to continue down that path. we need to do that nationally as well.
>> oh, i just can't let the story go. welcome back to "the ed show." i am broadcasting from minnesota where the economy in this state is growing thanks to progressive action. what happened in the state of minnesota , state democrats have raised taxes on the top income earners and that's not the case across the river in wisconsin . we're seeing new signs that governor walker's policies basically are killing wisconsin . remember, walker is devoted to austerity for the entire country. watch his emotional reaction to paul ryan 's convention speech on cutting programs for the poor in keeping taxes low for the wealthy.
>> in, etlet's get this done and that's exactly what we're going to do.
>> those are tears of joy. but here's what the december prado should really be crying about. wisconsin 's economy is now ranked 49th out of 50 states in the united states of america . wisconsin is 44th in job creation . the fifth worst when it comes to good private sector wages. and those wages are dropping twice as fast as the national average. let's get some reaction from our rapid response panel. the radio talk show host, mike, and ruth with the progressive magazine. great to have all of you with us. senator taylor, you first. what is happening to wisconsin 's economy? why is it struggling? why is it frighten out of 50th?
>> we got a new governor and we've been going backwards instead of our state motto of forwards since then. that's the truth. and it is showing every step of the way. even though they insist that all the numbers are wrong, that suggest that we are at the bottom or near the bottom in the nation for recovery and for jobs, they suggest that we are doing just fine. the republicans do, that is.
>> is not it the austerity that has