Anti-Kleefisch protest targets Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate’s backing of Foxconn | WUWM 89.7 FM

Democrats and labor teams are stepping up their criticism of Republican candidate for governor Rebecca Kleefisch over the previous Wisconsin lieutenant governor’s early assist of a promised Foxconn manufacturing unit in Racine County.

About 25 protestors from the Service Staff Worldwide Union, or SEIU, gathered Monday round an enormous red-haired puppet meant to symbolize Kleefisch. The protest occurred exterior the downtown Milwaukee constructing the place Foxconn says it has an workplace.

The protestors chanted: “Radical Rebecca, we need to know, the place did all our taxes go?”

As many Wisconsin residents completed submitting their revenue taxes Monday, the demonstrators targeted on the $3 billion in state incentives then-Gov. Scott Walker, Kleefisch and Republican legislators promised Foxconn 5 years in the past if the Taiwan-based firm would stay as much as its guarantees to create greater than 10,000 jobs in Racine County and elsewhere in Wisconsin.

State Rep. Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee) stated Kleefisch felt certain by Walker’s guarantees to create 1 / 4 million jobs in Wisconsin.

“You realize, Rebecca Kleefisch was given the title of job creator, and I believe between her and Walker, they had been so anxious to hit that 250,000 mark, they had been prepared to do something,” Sinicki instructed information reporters.

The protestors walked to the outer doorways of the constructing to ship a faux test from Wisconsin taxpayers to Foxconn. The demonstrators didn’t go inside.

As an alternative a lot of the deliberate Foxconn campus in Mount Nice has not been constructed, and after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers was elected in 2018, he dramatically scaled again the state incentive bundle to attempt to mesh with the a lot smaller variety of jobs Foxconn has created right here.

Racine ironworker Randy Bryce stated voters shouldn’t give Kleefisch an opportunity to get again within the limelight and run state authorities.

“It is simply improper, and we’d like to ensure individuals like Radical Rebecca Kleefisch do not get put in cost within the governor’s mansion. We won’t afford it,” Bryce instructed the gang.

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A photograph of Rebecca Kleefisch holding a gun,from the Kleefisch for Governor web site.

The Kleefisch marketing campaign launched an announcement contending that underneath the deal Evers negotiated, Foxconn receives thousands and thousands extra in tax {dollars} than the corporate would have underneath the Walker-Kleefisch incentive bundle,as a result of Foxconn failed to satisfy the GOP’s jobs and funding necessities.

However Foxconn critics say firm guarantees additionally led to costly widening of I-94, removing of neighborhoods and lack of farmland in Mount Nice, and put native authorities in a dangerous monetary scenario.

Kleefisch is the perceived frontrunner within the GOP gubernatorial major, however at the very least yet another candidate should still enter the competition.

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