Think in the midst of a global pandemic that Foxconn is going to move forward in Wisconsin? Think again. Foxconn is refocusing on China.https://t.co/XkQdhJJNmK — FoxConnCon (@foxconncon) April 5, 2020 .
As a general term, innovation center doesn’t say anything specific to us, so we were from the start trying to understand what they meant by that.
In total, among the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Racine County and the Village of Mount Pleasant, consultants and other firms have been paid more than $5.3 million from 2017 to October 2019.
The ass-covering is going to pick up from the WisGOPs and local yokels that designed and signed off on this scam.
CNBC is getting ready to unveil the annual rankings of America’s top states for business. CNBC’s Scott Cohn joins “Squawk Box” to report on the latest.
From The White House’s official transcript:
This is just the beginning. This is one of the largest plants in the world. And when you think in terms of 20 million feet — if you build in Manhattan a million-foot building, that’s a very big building. They don’t get much bigger. And here you’re talking about more. Think of it: more than 20 million feet. And that’s probably going to be a minimal number.
So I’m thrilled to be here in the Badger State with the hardworking men and women of Foxconn working with you. Moments ago, we broke ground on a plant that will provide jobs for much more than 13,000 Wisconsin workers. (Applause.) Really something. Really something. Thank you, fellas.
When will WEDC drop that fatally self-mocking “WisConn” bad label?
Give that rent-seeking corporation a small check to have them go away, and stop the bleeding before they take a lot more from Wisconsinites in future years.
Pay-as-you-go is another lie from proponents of Foxconn. Much has been paid, while the going is to nowhere. Ricardo Torres reports Taxpayers have spent more than $225 million on roads around Foxconn.
As it turns out, history had already determined that state handouts to attract and keep businesses was a horrible idea, so bad in fact many states amended their Constitutions to prevent those mistakes from ever happening again in the future.After reading the Cap Times article “Where to now with Foxconn? It won’t leave Wisconsin, but it won’t build what it promised,” where every paragraph revealed another strange twist or failure, I had to look up why Scott Walker and his band of plundering Republicans pirates liked the idea of state corporate handouts so much. Not surprisingly, their actions weren’t based on anything I found in the real world, it was simply pure ideological theory. Look at how much money we’re losing, and how few jobs they’re creating…
They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity.
Here’s the counter-argument today, first in a long, must-read piece carried by the Madison Capital Times which, among other things, looks at the risks facing Racine County and the Village of Mount Pleasant where Foxconn bulldozing and local borrowing are well underway:
Based on an examination of Foxconn’s corporate history, Asian business practices and the stark realities of the LCD panel production industry, the likelihood of a flat panel factory in Mount Pleasant seems unlikely any time soon — if ever.
Neither does the prospect of anything close to 13,000 “family supporting” jobs…
For Racine County, the situation is more pressing… The total county cost was recently projected at $911 million, a liability of more than $10,000 per county household…