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Walker's initial explanation actually says it all. The object is to let the private sector "put people to work."
I'm sure that was the rationale shared by the Dutch traders transporting Africans to the Americas to "put them to work."
It is the mindset of humans who are, for whatever reason, incapable of caring for themselves. Perhaps their hands are hinged backwards or they brains don't get process. So, they find it impossible to create or recreate by imitating what happens in their environment. Their only asset is the gift of gab which lets them whine and/or issue demands until their basic needs are satisfied. Independence is an unrealized and unattainable ideal.
However, in a supportive environment where kith and kin actually provide and seek to satisfy demands, it is entirely logical for the incompetent to conclude that issuing commands and making demands is all it takes to produce what's needed, as if by magic.
"In the beginning was the word" and saying the word is all it take to make people work.
Maybe Scott Walker's problem lies in the fact that nobody taught him to say "please." Nor that the long form is actually conditional, "IF it pleases you to comply." Scott just doesn't get that the people of Wisconsin are not pleased.
We should not hire public servants who have no practical aptitudes. Lip-servers just won't do. That's as true in Washington as in Wisconsin.