Rep. Wachs Says Walker is Using Taxpayer Money to Line the Pockets of His Donors
"That’s outrageous and I think anyone with even a little common sense gets that it is corrupt."
EAU CLAIRE – Rep. Dana Wachs, a Democrat challenging Gov. Scott Walker in November, responded to news just released that the Hammes Company owned by Jon Hammes, Gov. Walker’s campaign finance chairman and donor to Walker’s re-election bid, was just awarded the master planning contract for Foxconn’s 2,900-acre factory campus:
“Frankly, I don’t think Scott Walker is fit to be our governor. Walker is using a taxpayer-funded project to financially benefit his campaign supporters. That’s outrageous and I think anyone with even a little common sense gets that it is corrupt.
“Gov. Walker seems to think that no one will notice he’s using taxpayer money to line the pockets of his donors. I’ve got news for you, Gov. Walker: Wisconsin taxpayers are paying attention.
“We need to vote out corrupt politicians who think it is acceptable to use our tax dollars like their own personal piggy bank. Walker doesn’t get to cut public schools, cut health care, and reduce the wages of working families in Wisconsin only to turn around and make sure his super rich buddies are getting a cut of a nearly $10 billion project.”
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- State Reviewing Foxconn Jobs Report - Erik Gunn - Jul 23rd, 2020
- Foxconn Hosts Smart Manufacturing Web Conference, Launches iAI Institute - Foxconn Technology Group - Jul 10th, 2020
- Foxconn Will Make 10K Ventilators - Corri Hess - Jun 19th, 2020
- Medtronic and Foxconn Partner to Increase Ventilator Production - Foxconn Technology Group - Jun 18th, 2020
- Foxconn Audit Delayed Two Months - Erik Gunn - Jun 3rd, 2020
- Back in the News: Foxconn’s Profits Plunge By 90% - Bruce Murphy - May 19th, 2020
- Foxconn to Assemble Procedural Masks in Wisconsin for Pandemic Relief - Foxconn Technology Group - Apr 20th, 2020
- Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Squeezes Evers - Bruce Murphy - Apr 15th, 2020
- Foxconn Says It Earned Tax Credits - Corri Hess - Apr 9th, 2020
- Back in the News: Foxconn Plant Will Make Ventilators - Bruce Murphy - Apr 8th, 2020
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