Friday, April 5, 2019

Republicans just taxpayer funded corporate lobbyists.

Our elected Republican corporate lobbyists at the Capitol are having a hard time defending "job creators" when in fact, there aren't enough people seeking jobs. The complete contempt they have for Wisconsinites as valued employees and human beings is nothing short of brutal.

Higher Wages Attract Workers to Wisconsin? Republicans apparently see no value in attracting labor to the state by offering higher wages. Note: 70 percent of the economy is driven by consumers spending the money they earn by working.
Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman called the (wage) increase ($10.25) "modest" and "incremental." He argued it would help spur economic growth by giving low-income workers more spending power ... "It shouldn’t be a partisan issue," said Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison. "We are lagging behind (other states) once more in not increasing our minimum wage."

In the upside-down world of Senate Republican corporate lobbying, the "ripple effect" of consumer spending is ignored completely. Statements like "people are begging for employees" totally misses the point that wages suck and Gov. Evers is trying to attract workers to the state. Note-Sen. Olsen uses the word "people" in place of "business." 


Republican lawmakers ... criticized the governor's budget for not doing more to attract workers to Wisconsin"People are begging for employees," said state Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon.

GOP lawmakers argued the (hike in wage) plan would hurt the economy. "What's the ripple effect to employers when we impose more expenses on them?" said state Rep. Shannon Zimmerman, R-River Falls.
The contempt elected Republican lobbyist have for you and me as hard workers? Are you kidding:
Evers would also increase unemployment benefits and remove drug testing for unemployment insurance. Republican lawmakers said that would make it too easy for some to live on those benefits, without seeking work. "It makes it easier to stay at home," said Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette. "I would suggest this budget is riddled with free rides."
I guess Nygren missed how low unemployment numbers kinda disproves his condescending theory about "free rides" and "staying at home."

Our elected lobbyists think Wisconsin workers wouldn't be motivated to earn higher incomes than $10.25 an know, the opposite of basic human nature:
Rep. Shannon Zimmerman, R-River Falls, said she used to be a minimum-wage earner and, at that time, was intent on “improving.”“If we just raise it (minimum wage), what incentive would I possibly have had to improve?” Zimmerman said
Republican Sen. Howard Marklein wants the good old 60's back when $5 a day was enough? Would I kid you:
Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, said his career started when he did farm work for $5 a day. 
Not enough is said about the Republican's free market disaster, the Great Recession, the massive job losses, and bankrupt businesses. The eventual recovery guided by Obama and the Democrats? Every Republican-dominated state took credit for that:
Republicans also expressed concern about Evers' proposals to roll back Wisconsin’s right-to-work law and reinstate the prevailing wage on state construction projects, both of which were important to the Walker administration. "I think a lot of those policies we’ve implemented are the reason we’re in the position we are today," said Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Saukville.
"...the reason we're in the position we are today!!!"

A Higher Minimum Wage better than Walker Ad Campaign: 
The governor’s plan eliminates funding for a marketing program aimed at attracting millennials, veterans and University of Wisconsin System graduates who have moved out of Wisconsin. Democrats on the committee argued that is the right move, saying the state should focus on creating an attractive environment for those people, rather than marketing to them. "You need to create communities they want to live in," Taylor said.
Republicans Far Right Political Theories Hurting Income: Higher wages/greater consumer spending:

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