American Workforce Makeover

  • Aired:  02/21/11
  •  | Views: 154,459

The American workforce needs a third world makeover if it wants first world corporations to find it attractive. (4:36)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

THE LABOR UNREST IN WISCONSIN,

ITS EFFECTS GO FAR BEYOND THE

PUBLIC SECTOR AS PAUL RYAN

REMINDS US.

>> PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO

EXPRESS THEIR WAY BUT WE HAVE

TO GET THIS DEFICIT AND DEBT

UNDER CONTROL IN MADISON IF WE

WANT TO HAVE A GOOD BUSINESS

CLIMATE AND JOB CREATION IN

WISCONSIN.

>> Jon: YES BECAUSE IF ANYONE

KNOWS WHAT MAKES A WELCOMING

CLIMATE, IT'S WISCONSIN.

BUT HE MAKES A GOOD POINT.

THIS COUNTRY MUST MAKE CHANGES

IN THE WAY THAT WE DO

BUSINESS.

IF WE ARE TO APPEAL MORE TO

CORPORATIONS.

SO AMERICAN WORK FORCE, MEET

ME AT CAMERA 3.

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

DOING GOOD?

YOU'RE A LITTLE ANGRY.

AREN'T YOU?

YOU'RE A LITTLE ANGRY.

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY

CORPORATIONS DON'T LOOK AT

YOU.

THE SAME WAY THEY DID IN THE

GOOD OLD DAYS.

BEFORE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

ALLOWED YOU TO LIMIT WHEN AND

WHERE THEY COULD LOOK AT YOU.

YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE MAKING

THE SACRIFICES NECESSARY TO

RAISE A MIDDLE CLASS TOGETHER

WITH A CORPORATION BUT WHILE

YOU WERE HOME ON WEEKENDS OR

FEDERALLY MANDATED HOLIDAYS OR

HAVING YOUR DENTAL WORK, YOUR

CORPORATION WAS OFF BANGING

MEXICO, INDIA OR CHINA'S

INDUSTRIES.

AND NOW YOU WANT 'EM BACK.

WELL IT'S NOT LIKE HE HASN'T

BEEN TELLING YOU WHAT TURNS

HIM ON.

>> I WOULD ARGUE THERE ARE

SOME ADDITIONAL TAX CUTS WE

NEED TO MAKE.

WHEN WE'RE DEALING WITH A 35%

TAX ON BUSINESS WHEN THE WORLD

AVERAGE IS 18%, WE'RE

INCREASINGLY UNCOMPETITIVE.

>> Jon: WHO WANTS 35 WHEN THEY

CAN GET 18?

LIKE ANY RED BLOODED AMERICAN

COMPANY, HE WANTS A CORPORATE

TAX RATE THAT IS BARELY LEGAL.

AND BELIEVE ME, HE COULD GET

THAT IN CAMBODIA, NO QUESTIONS

ASKED.

THAT'S JUST FOR STARTERS.

IN THE OLD DAYS AMERICAN

WORKER, YOU WERE WILD AND

EXCITING.

YOU WOULD DO IT ALL NIGHT AND

ALL DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK IN

EVERY ROOM.

EVEN THE ONES WITH NO FIRE

EXITS.

BUT NOW WHEN HE ROLLS OVER AND

HE ANNOUNCES HE WANTS TO START

DRILLING YOU'RE ALL, OH, NO,

MISTER, NOT HERE.

NOT WITHOUT PROTECTION.

>> DOCUMENTS DESCRIBE BAD

WIRING AND A LEAK IN THE SO-

CALLED BLOW-OUT PREVENTER.

EVEN A DEAD BATTERY MAY HAVE

PLAYED A ROLE IN IT ALL.

MEMBERS SAY THIS PROVES THERE

NEEDS TO BE MORE REGULATION.

>> Jon: BUT WHEN I WEAR A BLOW-

OUT PREVENTER, I BARELY FEEL

LIKE I'M DRILLING.

AND THE CONSTANT NAGGING.

>> CORPORATIONS LEFT TO THEIR

OWN DEVICES WILL NOT SELF

REGULATE.

BP, WALL STREET ARE ALL

EXAMPLES.

>> Jon: LEAVE WALL STREET

ALONE.

THEN THEY RUIN THE ECONOMY.

LEAVE THE OIL COMPANIES ALONE

AND THEN THEY RUIN THE GULF.

YOU CAN'T TRUST THE

CORPORATIONS TO POLICE

THEMSELVES.

>> Jon: INDIA AND CHINA

UNDERSTAND CORPORATIONS.

INDIA AND CHINA LET THEM BE

THEMSELVES.

THE CORPORATION WANTS TO COME

HOME LATE AND GO WAKE THE KIDS

UP BECAUSE IT'S TIME FOR THEIR

SHIFT, THAT'S COOL.

THEY JUST WANT THEM TO BE

HAPPY.

LOOK, YOU KNEW THEY WERE

SOCIOPATHS WHEN HE MARRIED

THEM.

NOT THAT THERE HAVEN'T BEEN

HINTS AT WHAT YOU MIGHT DO TO

CREATE A MORE WELCOME

CORPORATE ATMOSPHERE.

>> IT'S TIME FOR UNIONS TO

STEP FORWARD AND TAKE A CUT.

IF WE DON'T CUT THE SIZE OF

THE PAYROLL OR CUT SALARIES

HERE, WE CAN'T AFFORD THE

SERVICES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED

WITH THE PEOPLE WHO DO THAT

WORK.

>> THE AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY

IN WISCONSIN, HERE IT IS.

$51,121.

THAT'S JUST SALARIES.

>> Jon: PRETTY NICE, PROFESSOR

TRUMP.

SO, AMERICAN WORKERS, SLIM

DOWN.

WORK MORE.

FOR LESS.

(BEEP) CONDITIONS.

I'M NOT TALKING HALF PAY

SATURDAYS AND PARTIAL DENTAL.

OH, THE CORPORATIONS ARE

SAYING YOU'RE LOOKING GOOD AND

THEY REALLY APPRECIATE THE

EFFORT.

BUT THE TRUTH IS, IF YOU WANT

FIRST WORLD CORPORATIONS TO

THINK YOU'RE ATTRACTIVE,

YOU'RE GOING TO NEED A THIRD

WORLD MAKEOVER.

THIS FAMILY DOES YOUR JOB FOR

70 PESOS A WEEK.

IF YOU REALLY WANT

CORPORATIONS BACK AND YOU

REALLY MEAN IT, NEXT YEAR'S

CHRISTMAS CARD COULD BE A

REALITY.

Loading...