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MADISON, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) State Director today urged state legislators to abandon a pending $100 million subsidy for the company, Kimberly-Clark.
AFP-WI State Director Eric Bott issued the following statement:
“Taxpayer handouts to corporations are not the solution for providing Wisconsin with a pro-growth business environment that benefits all businesses. Although the authors of this legislation are well-intentioned, it is still bad public policy for the government to pick winners and losers in the marketplace. The free-market policies our state has pursued like reducing the tax burden, cutting red tape, and increasing worker freedom is what makes our state such a great place for businesses and workers to thrive. We should not abandon this in favor of creating an unequal playing field that benefits select companies on the backs of taxpayers’ hard-earned money.”
AFP-Wisconsin has been at the forefront of opposing corporate welfare. The group spoke out against Scott Walker’s Foxconn deal last year.