Thursday, August 31, 2017

UPDATE. Dear Scott Walker, 2080 hours times $20 = $41,600, not $53,875

Scott Walker is playing politics nonstop on Twitter.

8/29/2017 update, "Dear Scott Walker, If that's the case, why are we providing tax credits to Foxconn for less than $15/hour jobs?" starts here.

$30,000 divided by 2080 hours = $14.42

Original 8/12/2017 post, "Funny how there's all this talk about Foxconn jobs that pay well below the alleged average salary", starts here.

Graphic from @ScottWalker

Original 8/10/2017 post, "Why are we talking about poverty-wage, $10.88 per hour Foxconn jobs, Scott Walker?" starts here.

Under Deal, Wisconsin Could Reward Foxconn for Creating Jobs that Pay Near-Poverty Wages.  (Wisconsin Budget Project, 8/10/2017)
The deal would give Foxconn up to $1.5 billion of state tax money over 15 years in tax credits to subsidize the creation of new jobs at the facility and up to $1.35 billion in subsidies for the facility itself. The state would pay 17% of the salary of jobs that meet certain standards. 
The problem is that the salary standards for the new jobs are exceedingly low. The proposal puts forth two possibilities: 
  • The state would subsidize Foxconn jobs that pay at least $10.88 an hour, or an annual equivalent of about $23,000; or 
  • The state would subsidize jobs that pay at least $30,000 per year. That works out to at least $14.42 an hour for a full-time worker.

$10.88.  Not a livable wage.
$14.42.  Barely a livable wage.

Scott Walker.  Not an acceptable governor.

Other Foxconn posts:
The Foxconn catch-22.  (8/28/2017)
Time will eventually run out for Foxconn plant.  (8/27/2017)
Now showing!!! Scott Walker starring in 'Peter Pan'.  (8/26/2017)
Kurt, you live in Dane County, for crying out loud.  (8/25/2017)
Our sloganeering governor: Scott Walker takes playing politics to new heights.   (8/24/2017)
GOP hypocrisy: Fiscally conservative, small-government, free-market guy signs off on Foxconn deal.  (8/24/2017)
About those Foxconn environmental exemptions, Wisconsin (Prepare for the worst).  (8/24/2017)
The Scott Walker Foxconn inflation factor: Do I hear 60,000?!!!!  (8/23/2017)
WEDC CEO Mark Hogan announces symmetrical distribution of Foxconn salaries.  (8/23/2017) Wisconsin DOA Secretary Scott Neitzel gazes into his crystal ball.  (8/23/2017)
Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/21/2017)
So excited: Rep. James Edming (R-Glen Flora) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/18/2017)
Rep. Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/18/2017)
Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/18/2017)
The lemony flavor of the Foxconn lure.  (8/18/2017)
Dear Politifact, there's a big difference between "is bringing" and "is pledging".  (8/18/2017)
WEDC hasn't done its Foxconn homework yet and GOP committee members are fine with that.  (8/16/2017)
UPDATE. Funny how there's all this talk about Foxconn jobs that pay well below the alleged average salary.  (8/12/2017)
Reggie White:Green Bay Packers:: Foxconn:Wisconsin (Scott Walker analogy reveals his crazed desperation).  (8/10/2017)
Foxconn has been looking to replace workers with robots for at least 2 years. (8/9/2017)
Scott Walker and Terry Gou share a laugh at Wisconsin taxpayers' expense.  (8/8/2017)
Really, Ray, all this and heaven too provided by a factory to assemble display panel screens?  (8/6/2017)
That was then. This is now. The free market/small government Robin Vos.  (8/4/2017)
Bloomberg sees short-term gain, long-term pain for Wisconsin's Foxconn deal.  (8/4/2017)
Sean Duffy gets it wrong.  (8/3/2017)
Scott Walker and Paul Ryan collude on campaign digital ads for Foxconn.  (8/3/2017)
Here's some news that pains Scott Walker to his core: Foxconn considering Dane County site.  (8/2/2017)
Fast Company: Scott Walker deal a transfer of wealth from Wisconsin taxpayers to Foxconn shareholders. (8/2/2017)
Donald Trump pinches off another loaf.  (8/1/2017)
Scott Walker lets Fiserv piggyback onto Foxconn legislation.  (8/1/2017)
Calendar UPDATE. In the case of the committee hearing, 1 day is sufficient time to prepare, sez Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.  (8/1/2017) 
Rep. Bob Kulp sprinkles Foxconn fairy dust all over the Badger State.  (8/1/2017)
Of which just 3,000 of these 'new' jobs are permanent.  (7/31/2017)
UPDATE. State Sen. Van Wanggaard on board with Wisconsin's Foxconn deep-pockets strategy.  (7/30/2017)
A Ring of Familiarity. Once upon a time in Pennsylvania.....  (7/29/2017)
Matt, it doesn't appear that 'rigorous' and 'review' are in Scott Walker's and Foxconn's vocabulary.  (7/29/2017)
Scott Walker and Foxconn steamroll environmental regulation going forward.  (7/29/2017)
UPDATE.  The luring of Foxconn intensifies in Wisconsin.   (7/20/2017)
While Wisconsin and Michigan duke it out for low-paying jobs, Foxconn announces $5 billion investment in India.  (7/8/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)
Foxconn officials eyeing sites in Michigan.  (7/6/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)

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