Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sens. Bewley & Shilling: WI loses 4,000 Manufacturing Jobs despite lavish GOP Giveaways

More than three and a half years after a lavish tax credit intended to support manufacturing jobs began phasing in, Wisconsin lost 4,034 manufacturing jobs over 12 months.

The manufacturing tax credit took full effect in January of 2016, and does not require any job creation for the payout. Despite the loss of 4,034 jobs reported today, Sens. Shilling and Bewley pointed out the workers will be forced to pay hundreds of millions to wealthy investors who benefit from Republican tax giveaways that result in fewer jobs.

“For six years the rich have been a priority at the expense of taxpayers who work for a living.  That simply isn’t getting the job done,” Assistant Democratic Leader Janet Bewley (D-Mason) said. “Wisconsin has fallen further behind the nation -- and worse yet workers are now forced to pay for a handout to insiders despite the fact that manufacturing jobs are being cut.”

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