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Investing in people works

The federal tax bill could grow the economy, but it's unlikely.

The GOP argues that if the wealthy get a tax break, corporations will create jobs. This policy hasn't worked in the past. To grow the economy, large corporations would need to choose to invest in people. Unlikely given the increase in financial overhead by paying more for employer sponsored health care. When you have money, there are easier ways of making money like national mergers, investing in a politician, bubble financial investments or virtual currencies like Bitcoin.

This logic may soon be our national tax policy so why are we also paying a multinational corporation like Foxconn $3 billion to create jobs?

Shouldn't our tax policy accomplish that? Is Sen. Ron Johnson really going to personally create jobs? He held the national tax bill hostage to get a windfall through the changes in tax on pass-through businesses. According the GOP theory, he should.

Johnson isn't the problem and neither are Walker or Trump; they are all great examples of an integrity-less vehicle. If you invest in people they become the economic engine by choosing their own destiny in creating value, innovation, and jobs. Campaign finance reform is critical in order to get our democracy back, to rid us from the plague of special interests.

Mike McCabe is the only candidate for governor who will not take large campaign donations. I am therefore using my most valuable resource — my time — to thoughtfully invest in the people of Wisconsin by supporting him.

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