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What Would You Do With $3,000,000,000?

Posted by Rob Mania on


Trump loves to tout the new Foxconn factory being built in Wisconsin. His Twitter feed conveniently leaves out the part where Wisconsin’s governor Scott Walker is giving $3 billion for the privilege. According to Department of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel, this investment will yield $800 million annually to the total workforce at the plant. Not bad. But what could you do with $3 billion? Here’s a few ideas:

  • Give every single person in WI a one-time payout of $1,384.32
  • Give 78,000 people a free college education, or send 700,000 people to a technical college
  • Spend $1.5 billion on fixing roads, plus another $1 billion to expand I-94
  • Pay a $500 credit towards rent for six million people. That might help WI’s growing number of poor a little.
  • Pay for the State’s Medicaid, but you’d still be 77,000 short. That’s still not bad.
  • Double the amount spent on Welfare
  • Contribute $3 billion to an international fund to help the world’s poorest countries address the effects of climate change. You know, like Obama did in 2014.
  • Don’t cut $3.7 billion in in grants for teacher training, after-school and summer programs, and aid programs to first-generation and low-income students.
  • Don’t cut the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program
  • Don’t cancel plans to build housing for homeless veterans in WI.
  • Cut only $5 billion in taxes.
  • Pay for 3 years’ worth of food stamps (SNAP) in WI.
  • Give a pay raise of $8,637.37 to the state’s 347,328 teachers, bringing the average salary to $60,529.36
  • Help poor people avoid jail time for low-level crime by hiring 43,000 public defenders
  • Have a radical program to pay $10/hr to match every paid hour of work.
  • Buy Twitter. If Trump really is that good a negotiator, he should be buy it for $3 billion.
  • 1,000 golf trips
  • Clean all the toxic chemicals that Foxconn is about to dump in the water supply

 

 

 

 

 

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