With Democrats like Peter Barca and Cory Mason it’s no wonder Wisconsin’s Democrats have little hope of regaining what they’ve lost since 2010.
All but two Republicans supported the bill in the 59-30 vote and they were joined by three Democrats – Reps. Cory Mason of Racine and Peter Barca and Tod Ohnstad of Kenosha. GOP Reps. Adam Jarchow of Balsam Lake and Todd Novak of Dodgeville joined the bulk of Democrats in opposing the measure, which now goes to the Legislature’s budget committee and the Senate, where it could see further changes.
The “deal” to bring Foxconn to Wisconsin is estimated to end up costing Wisconsin’s taxpayers $3 billion, and some reports note Wisconsin might not recoup the corporate welfare it doles out for at least 26 years and over the next 15 years, state taxpayers would pay out $1 billion more to Foxconn than the additional taxes that would be generated by the deal.
That’s the deal Peter Barca and Cory Mason voted for, and in doing so they gave Scott Walker the opportunity to show how “bipartisan” he is leading up to his reelection in 2018.
Nice job guys, and good luck in the minority for the foreseeable future!