Success? Scott Walker is Killing the Middle Class

The middle class has contracted in every state in the country, however Wisconsin poses the greatest threat to middle class Americans with a decline of nearly 6 percent in 13 years.

Wisconsin ranks worst among the 50 states in terms of a shrinking middle class, with real median household incomes here falling 14.7 percent since 2000, according to a new report.

The Pew Charitable Trust report showed Wisconsin with the largest decline in the percentage of families considered "middle class," or those earning between 67 and 200 percent of their state’s median income.

Not-coincidentally, job growth in Wisconsin has fallen below the national average throughout Walker's tenure and currently ranks 38th in the nation.

Walker isn't responsible for declines that occurred before he became governor, but he has certainly accelerated the process since then.

Wisconsin continued to trail the national rate of job creation, as it has continuously since July 2011. The United States created private-sector jobs at a rate of 2.3% in the latest 12-month period, twice Wisconsin's 1.16% rate, the data show. [...]

Among its peer states in the Midwest, Wisconsin tied with Iowa for last place. Both states created private-sector jobs at a 1.16% rate.