The Wisconsin “Business” Alliance
The Wisconsin Business Alliance touts itself as the nonpartisan alternative to Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the Wisconsin News Connection reports.
Really? They report, you decide:
Lori Compas, executive director of the newly-formed Wisconsin Business Alliance, says her organization will be open to all and will look at things differently.
“The Wisconsin Business Alliance is a non-partisan, nonprofit membership organization. We’re going to be representing business owners statewide, including small businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs and farm-based businesses.”
She says the Wisconsin Business Alliance, or WBA for short, will be very different from Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce — known as WMC — because it will not be interested in picking sides when it comes to politics.
“The WMC has really become a mouthpiece for the far right. The one thing that really blows my mind is they advocate for policies that drive wages down. For those of us who own businesses that depend on people having disposable income, that doesn’t make any sense at all.” …
“If we hope to really make positive change here in Wisconsin, for business owners and for our larger communities, we have to get beyond partisanship.”
One little detail the WNC failed to report: If the name Compas sounds familiar, that’s because Compas ran in the 13th Senate District recall election against Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R–Juneau). Compas didn’t run as a “nonpartisan,” she ran as a Democrat. And if you had any doubt about that, go back to the fourth paragraph of the quote.
WMC is also officially nonpartisan. Principles are more important than parties or candidates.
Read more about business and the WBA From Steve Prestegard at The Presteblog.
WUPN: We know some liberal democrat businesses will join WBA but how many real businesses will join? The real businesses that know like President Reagan, government is not the solution, government is the problem. We also ask how many businesses will be blackmailed or threatened to join the WBA? To be politically correct, quite a few.
We would think from the story, some utility companies will have to join? We wonder the logic for utility companies joining the WBA. What will happen if they don’t join? Will WBA go somewhere else for electricity or natural gas? Where are they going to go?