Yes, that’s right. The people who run America’s businesses want more state and local hiring to offset the slack in private demand. I guess we’re all Keynesians now.
Of those polled, 66% responded that a jobs bill wouldn’t be enough to offset the effects of global economic trends such as the Euro crisis, but when asked if they thought local government hiring was going in the wrong direction, 67% agreed.
“There’s no silver bullet answer to our dilemma,” said Bob Damon, president of the North America unit for Korn/Ferry. He said the results suggest that executives might see the jobs bill, which may stimulate hiring in the public sector with additional civil service jobs, as a short-term lift to a long-term problem.
Walker and the other Republican governors are taking the nation in the wrong direction. But then if you’d been paying attention, you’d know that.