Madison -- Sen. Glenn Grothman advised the Department of Natural Resources on Monday to consider hiring people in their 40s and 50s because he believes younger workers don't have an understanding of the costs of regulation on the private sector.
The West Bend Republican made his comments to DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp as she addressed the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee.
"Maybe you (should) look to hire those people who know what the real world is like, rather than a recent graduate from UW-Stevens Point who doesn't know what the real world is like," Grothman said.
Grothman said older workers who have been laid off during the recession would have a better sense of the cost to businesses when involved in disputes with the agency.
Because having to work 3 crappy jobs to pay for college means you don't know what the real world is like? Apparently, for Glenn, you only get a view of the real world from your window seat in the bar at the Country Club.
Sorry Glenn, but I don't know what that world looks like either.