Monday, August 21, 2017

Dear rural Wisconsin, He's just not into you; it took him more than 6 years to talk about broadband



Guess what's been happening since Scott Walker was elected Governor?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/25/2015
The figures showed continued population decline in Wisconsin's rural counties, a trend largely driven by migration out of those counties.

Among Wisconsin's counties, the number losing population has increased since 2004, with 42 of the 72 dropping in 2012, compared to 13 in 2002.

Then there's this news from Scott Walker least favorite place in the world.



Related posts:
Dear Scott Walker,  Welcome to Daneconn Valley.  (8/20/2017)
Here's some news that pains Scott Walker to his core: Foxconn considering Dane County site.  (8/2/2017)

Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) wets his pants over Foxconn vote



The State Assembly Approves Foxconn, Votes to Bring Historic Investment & Jobs to Wisconsin.  (Press release, 8/18/2017)

He goes on.
By streamlining the regulatory burden in this instance, we have created an opportunity for the largest foreign investment in US history” said Rep. Kremer. “However, there is still much work yet to be done in Wisconsin. Policies set into action by unelected bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency and DNR continue to have negative effects on other Wisconsin businesses. A number of these issues have been on my radar this legislative session, and the rigorous debate on the Foxconn package only further highlighted the need for broader reform amongst my colleagues. To continue the successes our state will see under this legislative package, I have teamed up with other legislators in the hope that we can tackle the disparaging economic inequality caused by federal and state regulatory burdens. With the reform of these policies, we can end the loss in job opportunities for hard-working Wisconsin families and allow all businesses to have an equal playing field to pursue success purchase access."

I'm sure that's what he meant to say.

It does look as though Kewaskum needs a boost.  Its population growth has slowed considerably since Scott Walker has been Governor.

Source:  Wikipedia

Other Foxconn posts:
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)

Dear Daniel J. Flynn, What is the plural of 'testy'?



Curdled. Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory, Comic Geniuses If Only They Were Funny.   (Steve Bannon's Breitbart, 8/21/2017)

Composed. Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle.  (The New York Times, 8/19/2017)

Apparently, Flynn wrote an autobiography.


A copy is available at the Madison Public Library if you're interested.

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I'll let you determine which is which.  (8/21/2017)