Wednesday, July 4, 2018

With Friends Like Cory...

By Jeff Simpson

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin

In this very important race for Governor, one of the key issues will be the Foxconn debacle.  Every person running, has addressed in their key issues, how to minimize the damage to Wisconsin.

That is why it was so surprising to see Mayor Cory Mason, the former Democratic Assembly Rep, take the time out of his busy schedule, to help Scott Walker write a re-election ad to praise this awful company

There are challenges to overcome, and there is work to be done, but I believe that the arrival of Foxconn creates the best opportunity in my lifetime to rebuild our middle class and build a stronger community for all of us.

Apparently this is Mr. Mason's view of the ideal middle class in WI.

At least Scott Walker is very appreciative(Hopefully Mason at least got an official pen):
 I thank all the Republicans and Democrats who supported this bill and made the right call. 

 However, beyond a bunch of Republicans who know nothing of economics, and a few self serving "Democrats", not everyone is on board with the FoxConn Debacle.

The 2800 acres of privately held land in the Mount Pleasant area, was declared blighted so that the local officials could take land(and houses) held by Wisconsinites so they could then hand it to a foreign company, that turned a profit of $70+ Billion last year in the fourth quarter alone. 

A local resident, Kimberly Mahoney, who recently built her dream home, only to have the Village Board declare it blighted and take it from her. 
“I was like ‘You’ve got to be kidding me,’ ” James said. “How can you tell us they’re taking our property? This is our property. We bought this property. How can you be taking our property with our brand new house?”
Their daughter Reese came home from school to celebrate her 12th birthday and asked her parents about it saying, “what happened with Foxconn?”
“She thought we were kidding when we told her we had to move,” Kimberly said. “She just started bawling.”

What is a dream house to one family, when it means keeping the Walker family in the Governor's Mansion and Alex free access to all state vehicles?

To be fair, not everyone hates Foxconn, some people heart it!

We have not even covered the 7 million gallons of water a day, that Foxconn will be taking from our greatest natural resource, Lake Michigan! 

Whats 7 million gallons of freshwater from one of the biggest money making, life sustaining, tourist attractions in WI? 

"It's tough to know the value of water until it's gone." Mark Udall 
Well at least Cory Mason can sleep well, they did not declare his dream home blighted, he just used us all for his personal ambitions and goals, and made it that much harder to defeat Scott "John Doe" Walker in November. 

I guess Mayor Mason is just trying to make Wisconsin Better!

 “Better never means better for everyone... It always means worse, for some.”― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale


  1. Good piece, Jeff.

    I do know that Cory is approachable, and I like the guy. But Foxconn is pure lunacy.
    It's critical to point out that one gov candidate, and only one, wants not just to "minimize" the damage of Foxconn. Rather, he vows to go to court and void the contract. The candidate is Matt Flynn.
    Flynn has repeatedly vowed, "As #wigov I will stop it immediately with litigation."
    Everyone I know in central, northern and northeastern Wisconsin says the same thing about Foxconn: It's politically toxic.
    Urge readers to follow Flynn on Foxconn because we need a heavy hitter and strategic fighter to rid ourselves of this monstrosity when we dump Walker.

  2. What does it tell you that even rabid Democrats like Cory Mason and Peter Barca support it? As will Fox Valley Dems now that Foxconn is hiring in Green Bay.

  3. As for Matt Flynn, The Capital Times and Reps Chris Taylor and others are calling for him to drop out for defending pederasts. With litigation.

    1. Visiting the sins of clients onto attys is a tried-and-true tactic of WMC and CFG.
      It also tells me Chris Taylor is a hack and the current editors of the Cap Times have made a calculation that Soglin, Roys or Evers is their favored candidate to face Walker.
      You know the score. Have you ever seen a newspaper take a press release and compose 2,500 words feature-length piece from it, followed by an op-ed by PR authors explaining why they wrote the press release, followed a lead editorial opposing the candidate? This sound like SOP to you, or is it pretextual? That deceit, that bad faith should tell you much, unless of course you believe Dem pols and the Cap Times never act in bad faith.

  4. rabid Democrats?