What's worse, is that the town used the threat of emmenient domain to kick off all the land owners for this super factory that was total grift from the start. They bought out many families for much less than their houses and farms were worth.
Look, your brand new house is "blighted" so we need to tear it down, you got pennies on the dollar, and look at this awesome empty dirt field that we have to show for it!
The politician scum waived all environmental rules including virtually unlimited water usage rights (in a state that is largely tourism and forest), the TIF figures were given in the article, but with the spare population, it could have been up to the equivilent of the state paying up to $346k per job obtained.
All of that down the drain. So the town/Wisconson is out real money, not just the pie in the sky money that they were supposed to be rolling in it. And they now own a pile of dirt and a small building they supposedly build Google servers in.
I'm sure Walker and his cronies are rolling in it, but certainly nobody else is.