Enough with Foxconn corporate welfare
The people of Wisconsin can now see the danger of complete one-party rule with the recent actions of Republican approval of taxpayer dollars being funneled into more giveaways to the suspect Foxconn development project.
The well-publicized $300 billion taxpayer boondoogle was bad enough, but now the Republicans have seen fit to add to Wisconsin's state budget misery by siphoning off another $134 million from the highway budget for the Foxconn folks, this time by declaring that county roads adjacent to the planned Racine County development will hence be designated as state roads, and their improvements will therefore be paid for from existing state highway funds.
When will this madness stop?
These state highway funds are needed for other vital road and bridge projects throughout the state. In Chippewa County for instance, a plan to widen the intersection of County Routes Q and S has come under some criticism because of safety factors. Tilden Township officials support the construction of a much safer roundabout, but were told that it would be too expensive.
This county intersection has a high incident of accidents — some fatal — and putting a four-lane passing area there would only add to the accident rate. But state officials say there is no money to make Chippewa County roads safer; only money to improve roads for the Republicans' new best friends at Foxconn.
There are only two questions to ask on this issue.
What is wrong with this picture? And how long will people of this state put up with complete one-party rule?