A Modest Proposal (to Boost Growth): Wisconsin Edition

Certain individuals (even on this weblog) have highlighted the decline in labor force growth as a factor in stagnant economic growth in Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Representative Scott Allen has the following public policy proposal, as recounted in The Hill:

A Wisconsin state lawmaker this week suggested that abortion be made illegal to help add more people to the workforce.

“Labor force shortages are tied to population declines. And labor force shortages are a limiting factor in economic growth. And limited economic growth poses a problem when government tries to pay for public services and infrastructure,” Allen said.

“In spite of this Mr. Speaker, ironically, the Democrats continue their effort to support the abortion industry.”

4 thoughts on “A Modest Proposal (to Boost Growth): Wisconsin Edition

  1. Jake formerly of the LP

    Hey, why should we encourage talent to want to move here with a high quality of life and good pay for good jobs, when we can have forced birth and a generation of wage slaves? BRILLIANT!

    You want to know why I don’t spend a dime in Waukesha County? Because they elect dopes like Scott Allen.

  2. Bruce Hall

    Well, that’s not a near-term solution. 😛

    Conflating one problem with another issue seems to be the general approach to politics from both sides of the aisle… fraternitatis ex non-sequiturs (roughly).

    Menzie, since we are talking about the absurdities in politics, I’d like to offer up one woman’s opinion from an interesting interview: http://www.weeklystandard.com/camille-paglia-on-trump-democrats-transgenderism-and-islamist-terror/article/2008464

    It’s a few months old, but still a good read (note the reference to Scott Walker… I’m sure you will not agree with her assessment).

    1. Ed Hanson

      Steven, I read no mention of the sanctuary city and state movement had toward illegal immigrant expectation of success.

      I appreciated your analysis that economic forces are the predominate factors.


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