Yesterday I noted two layoff notices affecting workers here in Wisconsin, and at the time I noted Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to create jobs here in Wisconsin seem be failing miserably.
Well, today’s a new day, and we have a new set of layoff notices.
First there’s St. Francis-based Stark & Roth LLC, which announced plans to terminate 59 employees by the end of the year as part of the winding down of its multi-strategy hedge fund business.
In other layoff-related news, Provimi Foods Inc. announced it will eliminate 50 jobs as it shuts down its kill floor and other operations at its meat-packaging plant in Seymour, which is near Green Bay. In announcing the layoffs, Provimi cited a downturn in customer demand.
Hmmm…..a “downturn in customer demand.” The idea that it’s consumers that stimulate the economy, not the so-called “job creators” sounds vaguely familiar, perhaps because we’ve discussed that very idea HERE and HERE.
When will Gov. Walker and his fellow Republican lawmakers wake up and realize that it’s not handouts and tax breaks to corporations that creates jobs – it’s a strong middle class?