Via Brad G.
~Thank you greedy, ignorant and evil Republicans.~
At what point do you stop allowing yourselves to be manipulated and see that you are screwing us all?
Carrie Scherpelz: “Fellow Wisconsinites, you must read this to believe it. WIGOP governing malfeasance.
“Taxpayer-funded subsidies could run as much as $587,000 per Foxconn job. WI could have hired thousands of people to do more valuable work – like teaching, policing, nursing, etc. – and still saved money. Instead, Walker’s plan means WI won’t break even on its bailout for more than 25 years. And since Foxconn can close the plant in as little as 10 years, there’s a very real chance that taxpayers could be funding an empty factory for decades to come.
“But wait: It gets worse. None of this factors in the additional millions for pollution cleanup. Foxconn has been repeatedly accused of dumping toxic metals into waterways near its other plants. And before he resigned in disgrace, Trump’s EPA chief Scott Pruitt exempted the Wisconsin facility from federal limits on air emissions. On the day it opens, it’s expected to immediately become the state’s largest polluter.
“But the most glaring blunder was revealed last week. Wisconsin residents could end up bankrolling employees who don’t even work… in Wisconsin.
“That’s the recent finding of the Fiscal Bureau, a nonpartisan arm of the state legislature. It discovered that taxpayers would be on the hook for funding Foxconn employees in other states, as long as their paychecks are run through the Wisconsin plant.
“Republican lawmakers seem to sense they’ve created an exploding cigar in waiting. Earlier this month, before new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers takes office, they passed a bill ensuring that residents will be kept from knowing exactly where their money is going.”
And… If you want to really delve into how rilly, rilly baaaad the Fox Con is, please visit James Rowens’s Political Environment