Contact: Rick Coelho, 262-236-6918
Glenn’s on board for huge federal transfers to big corporations and the very wealthiest. Does he support state taxpayer dollars for a foreign company?
Grafton – Later this afternoon, Glenn Grothman will participate in a forum with Vice President Mike Pence, Governor Scott Walker, and Foxconn Technologies special assistant Louis Woo to tout the recent Republican tax package. Glenn’s inclusion is likely the latest reward for his steadfast support of the GOP line.
This event comes as the American public has made clear they see through GOP PR offensive. A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll showed declining support for the GOP plan, with only 27 percent of Americans seeing the GOP tax bill as a “good idea.” Estimates show 83 percent of the benefits of the GOP tax plan go to big corporations and the very wealthiest, half of Americans have seen no change in their paycheck, and the plan is estimated to increase the national debt by $1.9 trillion. An increase in debt Glenn will use to justify cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
Wisconsin voters also panned the Walker plan to provide as much as $4.5 billion to Foxconn. A Marquette University poll showed that 49 percent of Wisconsinites believed that the plan would cost the state more than it would get back, and 66 percent said that it would not benefit businesses close to them. That’s because Wisconsin will be writing a private corporation a $200 million check every year for the next 15 years. That’s $200 million less for Wisconsin schools and roads.
“Glenn Grothman has done his party’s bidding at every turn. Touting a tax bill that rewarded GOP donors while ignoring middle-class Wisconsin families is just the latest example. He could have done more for those families, and he chose not to.“ said campaign manager Rick Coelho. “While Glenn has been outspoken about his support for the GOP tax scam, he has not made his position on Foxconn clear for 6th District voters. Today offers him that opportunity. Glenn, do you support Governor Walker’s plan to give $4.5 billion in Wisconsin taxpayer money to a foreign company, and do you think it is a good idea for Wisconsin?”