Letter: Our state being auctioned to rich corporationsWith six recall elections scheduled for July 12, our Republican representatives are quickly introducing and passing new legislation. To gain time to secure all of their interests, the Republican Party decided to run “fake democrats” — forcing a primary and pushing back the election.
By: Ramona Gunter, town of River Falls, River Falls Journal
With six recall elections scheduled for July 12, our Republican representatives are quickly introducing and passing new legislation.
To gain time to secure all of their interests, the Republican Party decided to run “fake democrats” — forcing a primary and pushing back the election.
Walker and Harsdorf’s interests are represented in the following legislation:
--Tax breaks for rich corporations.
--The repeal of combined reporting that will allow multi-state corporations to use losses in other states to offset profits in Wisconsin.
--Relaxed environmental regulations.
--Restrictions on craft breweries. Homegrown businesses will be treated the same as mega breweries. It effectively strangles the growth of existing small breweries and hinders start-ups of new businesses.
--The requirement that highway departments hire private companies for projects costing over $100,000.
--A bill authored by Harsdorf ending support for WiscNet, a nonprofit cooperative that brings high-speed Internet services to public schools and libraries. The UW system is now prohibited from any activity that a telecommunication giant can do (and for which it can make a profit).
This legislation paves the way for privatization of all services. It benefits rich corporations.
If you are OK with privatization and with the fact that your elected representative works in the best interest of rich corporations, consider the following: Corporations have recorded record profits while laying off U.S. workers and shipping jobs overseas.
The largest private employer is Wal-Mart, and Wal-Mart does not pay a living wage. Ask yourself if the best interest of rich corporations (e.g., your tax dollars fund the infrastructure they require, no regulations, and no worker rights) aligns with your best interest.
If you want an elected representative who works for you and not for rich corporations, vote Moore for Wisconsin.