Wisconsin Residents just don’t realize how badly they have been scammed by the Republicans and Fox-Scam, and they should be *OUTRAGED*! First, Foxconn said it would build a 10 Gen manufacturing facility – but when Corning Glass didn’t agree to build a plant next door – it is a requirement…. well, that plan got kicked to the curb. Note: Corning Glass IS building the required facility in China. Second, Foxconn admitted it didn’t realize that Wisconsin workers needed to be paid more than the $2.50 per day that they pay Chinese and Indian workers at their respective manufacturing facilities there. In addition, the workers work 12 hour shifts and sleep in dorms at those manufacturing facilities! Then Foxconn said it would produce 6.5 Gen screens in MTP – but would heavily rely on robots and Chinese H1B employees. Later on, in a meeting with the head of the Racine Water Utility, Keith Haas, Foxconn couldn’t even give an answer to what they would produce at the proposed manufacturing facility! Now – in Lame Duck session: WEDC would use audit spot checks, business owners’ word to verify job creation under lame-duck bill MADISON – The state’s jobs agency would rely on a business owner’s word and outside audits of a portion of businesses receiving taxpayer funds to confirm jobs are being created under the state’s tax credit programs, rather than independently verifying all promised jobs, under the lame-duck action by lawmakers this week. Tucked inside a bill passed early Wednesday as part of a legislative session called before Gov. Scott Walker leaves office is a provision repealing a requirement that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. verify information submitted to the Department of Revenue and WEDC by companies before providing them tax credits in exchange for jobs. The bill was passed after an all-night session mainly out of the public’s view. The proposed change comes after the agency has sought to overcome past criticism over a poor track record in verifying the money businesses get is actually resulting in new jobs in Wisconsin. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/07/wedc-would-use-audit-spot-checks-business-owners-word-verify-job-creation-under-lame-duck-bill/2239529002/ This is an incredible *OUTRAGE*! And don’t forget – that under Cap and Trade – Foxconn will be able to sell it’s pollution credits! Pollution credits with lax guidelines and little to no oversight given away by Cathy Stepp who is a former City of Racine Developer, and DNR head under Scott Walker! Cathy Stepp serves as the Regional Administrator for EPA Region 5. Her responsibilities include overseeing environmental protection efforts in the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as 35 federally recognized tribal governments. One of her roles is manager of EPA Great Lakes National Program, in which she leads restoration and protection of the largest freshwater system in the world. Before joining Region 5, she was principal deputy regional administrator for EPA Region 7. Ms. Stepp served as the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources from 2011 to 2017. As state cabinet secretary, she led the third largest state agency with about 4,000 employees and was responsible for state enforcement and protection of wildlife, fisheries, state parks, trails, forests and environmental permitting. Ms. Stepp also served as a Wisconsin state senator from 2003 to 2007, where she represented nearly 160,000 constituents and authored and advanced legislation on regulatory reform, job creation and other issues. Prior to entering public service, Ms. Stepp owned a small business, a home-building company. https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-administrator-epas-region-5-office-chicago The Walker/Vos whirlwind of lies and deception is about to destroy SE WI. Lax oversight of the multi-billion dollar give-away is just a another feature of the Fox-Scam. Foxconn will sell those pollution credits and let Beijing China choke in the smog! Better them than us.... Better have that Plan "B" (as in Bankruptcy) ready when the Fox-Scam doesn't materialize to "Save the Day"! Sincerely, Tim & Cindy PS: Our congratulations to Foxconn CEO Terry Gou - who proved that Corporate Greed and endless devotion to Industrial Civilization would ultimately lead to collapse.
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