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..."
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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