Democratic Sen. Dave Hansen said, "State and local government should be buying Wisconsin."
Sen. Dave Hansen and Democratic Rep. Eric Genrich hosted a Wisconsin Workers forum to discuss ways to improve opportunities for middle class families.
Sen. Hansen said, "Our idea "Made in America" makes sense--Where infrastructure constructed in China at 75 cents an hour where the Chinese are working around the clock. We've lost too many jobs to China."
Several union workers and other employees attending the meeting to voice their frustration with the lack of opportunity.
Marge Yuentger, who attended the meeting said, "From an economic standpoint Act 10 for Wisconsin's economy was disastrous."
Donovan Jurss, who also attended said, "Education is beneficial to everybody. The kids are our future and without education you're not going to have that."
Sen. Hansen and Rep. Genrich both said there needs to be a bi-partisan effort to strengthen Badger Care and put more money into education which will ultimately create more jobs.
They also pushed to raise minimum wage.
"The middle class hasn't seen much of a wage increase and that's too a large extent due to the fact that a lot of people don't have representation in the work place anymore," said Genrich.
Wisconsin Workers are traveling around the state hosting these forums with Democratic leaders. They've also met in Racine, Wausau, and La Crosse.