Friday, January 25, 2013

for those saying the mining bill will "create jobs"

• The bill does nothing to guarantee that jobs will be created for Wisconsinites.
• The bill opens the entire state to mining and plays favorites by placing the needs of the mining industry above those of every other economic sector.
• The bill forces 
other businesses to subsidize mining companies’ profits.
• The bill does nothing to mitigate the boom-and-bust cycle that Wisconsin experienced during the early days of the timber industry and earlier mining enterprises.
• The bill exposes taxpayers to costly lawsuits.

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What do responsible business advocates say about the proposal from Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies to radically alter Wisconsin’s rules for the development of mines?
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