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Democrats say Walker's taking Wis. in the wrong direction


MADISON (WKOW) -- Democrats say Gov. Scott Walker is out of touch with how most people in Wisconsin are feeling.

It is what Walker did not say that caught the Democrats' attention.

"It is clearer than ever that the Governor truly does not understand the state of the state for working families," said Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller.

Walker says he has turned Wisconsin around.

"He certainly has turned Wisconsin around and clearly he has us heading in the wrong direction," said Rep. Peter Barca, Assembly Democratic Minority Leader.

Walker focused on a lower unemployment rate while Democrats countered that with job numbers.

"We are the only state in the entire country that has lost jobs every month for the past six months," Barca said.

Then there is the issue of education. Rep. Sondy Pope-Roberts put together a list of 41 school districts she says are facing major budget issues going into the 2012-2013 school year.

"This is just the beginning of a list that is certainly going to grow as districts start the difficult task of assembling their budgets," Pope-Roberts said.

A Marquette Law School poll puts Walker ahead of Kathleen Falk, 49 percent to 42 percent, if he faced her in a recall election. But she is not convinced.

"A million people have given Walker his report card. A million people have said Gov. Walker has failed them," Falk said.

She says Wednesday night's speech has not changed anyone's mind about Walker either.

"Us people in Wisconsin, we watch what people do, not just what they say," Falk said.

"This was not a State of the State but a state of delusion address," Miller said.

Democrats say funding education at a state level would help alleviate the pressure taxpayers are feeling. They say they heard more about job fairs than about job training.

Click here for more on Gov. Walker's State of the State speech.

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