Now that Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill to give $3 billion in taxpayer giveaways to Foxconn Technology Group, the state’s job agency must ensure that it has the means to hold Foxconn accountable. The Legislature and Walker did the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. no favors in that regard. "We’re thrilled about that these are going to be the first of its kind made in America," Walker said at Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant on Monday.
Do the Democrats still want to win elections? I wondered as I watched Bernie Sanders introduce his “Medicare for All” plan this week and get record support from Democratic senators, including Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. A similar bill in the House has the support of about 60% of Democratic members. Wouldn't that be almost as politically tone deaf as trying to “repeal and replace” Obamacare one more time?
The Foxconn bill to give the Taiwanese manufacturing giant up to $3 billion in taxpayer money to build a factory in Wisconsin is heading to the desk of Gov. Scott Walker for his signature. As with any big expenditure, there is always an “opportunity cost.” That is, what else might we have spent the money on? What are we giving up to make Foxconn happy?
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Selecting a term
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