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Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Statement on Foxconn

"...as free market activists who staunchly oppose government tax incentives, we cannot support the expensive refundable tax credits in this package..."

By - Aug 3rd, 2017 06:00 pm

MADISON, WI – Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott made the following statement:

Governor Walker deserves tremendous credit for his leadership over the past seven years in making Wisconsin a better place to do business than it was before he took office. The Walker approach of cutting red tape, lowering taxes, and reforming collective bargaining and labor laws has made the Badger State an attractive home for manufacturers once more, as the Foxconn decision proves. Indeed, we believe our right to work law will do more to attract new businesses to Wisconsin than government handouts ever could. However, as much as we believe in Governor Walker’s agenda that has turned this state around, as free market activists who staunchly oppose government tax incentives, we cannot support the expensive refundable tax credits in this package, which are not available to every other business in our state. Looking ahead, we are eager to work with Gov. Walker and the state legislature on pro-growth reforms that make taxpayer handouts unnecessary because Wisconsin’s tax, regulatory, and labor climate will make our state the obvious choice for companies looking to build new plants or relocate.

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2 thoughts on “Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Statement on Foxconn”

  1. Rich says:

    Heh, note how they said “our right to work law”, spoken as if AFP has personal ownership in it like if they wrote it and got it passed…Oh, wait…

    * A note to the trolls, spare us the “now that it’s a state law, it belongs to all of us” rebuttal and just take the joke.

  2. Adam says:

    @Rich

    You weren’t joking. And I don’t think anyone would argue with you. I think it is common knowledge that the likes of AFP have unbridled access to our government- up to and including writing their own bills and handing them to politicians and saying ‘pass this bill.’

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