|Wisconsin: Open for Business, Closed for Thinking!|
[Bauer] suggested that manufacturing companies are hurting because of the work habits of Wisconsin employees.He later clarified this position. They're not lazy. Oh no, perish the thought! They're not lazy, they're just drug addicted and unable to tell time.
Says Bauer in a recent press release, "Factories in many parts of the state have jobs available for qualified workers, but many employers complain applicants... [among other things] don't have the old-fashioned Midwestern work ethic our state is known for."
WMC spokesman Jim Pugh says Bauer isn't calling workers lazy, clarifying that what employers are having trouble with is finding applicants who can pass drug tests and show up to work on time.The WMC's practice of blaming workers for the failure to improve the unemployment situation when their member have received millions in tax breaks to "create jobs" (in yet another example of how tax cuts and breaks don't create jobs) is the height of hypocrisy. Perhaps, dear Brutus, the fault lies not in our stars, but in ourselves.
"The challenges employers face are dramatic," he says. "In no way are we calling people lazy."