State Sen. Tim Carpenter
Press Release

Top Ten Reasons Wisconsin Got Conned

In an ode to the famous David Letterman, the reasons are presented 10 to 1

By - Nov 8th, 2017 04:14 pm
Foxconn chairman Terry Gou and Governor Scott Walker signing a memorandum of understanding. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou and Governor Scott Walker signing a memorandum of understanding. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

(MADISON) – Today, State Senator Tim Carpenter introduced his list of the Top Ten Reasons Wisconsin got conned by Foxconn. In an ode to the famous David Letterman, the reasons are presented 10 to 1:

10.   Foxconn should have been required to testify at legislative public hearings and answer questions. They never did.

9.     The Foxconn deal should have been made available to the public before the WEDC Board  vote. It was not.

8.     The vote by the WEDC Board on the Foxconn deal should have been done publicly. It was not.

7.     The vote by the WEDC Board should have been on the Foxconn contract, not just a Staff Review of the contract.

6.     The whole process leading to the Foxconn contract was too secretive and negotiated behind closed doors.

5.     Governor Scott Walker gave away the store just to close the deal with Foxconn.

4.     Future businesses will demand to have the same environmental exemptions that were given to Foxconn.

3.     Wisconsin workers take a seat on the back of the bus with this Foxconn deal.

2.     A foreign corporation is given better treatment than a United States citizen.

And, the number one reason why the Foxconn deal stinks………..

1.     Wisconsin will not break even on the $3 billion give away to Foxconn until 2043 at
the earliest.

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Reasons Wisconsin Got Conned”

  1. WashCoRepub says:

    11. The Dems will lose the Governorship of Wisconsin AGAIN!!

  2. Mark E. Bye says:

    Because nothing matters more than putting party before country. Placing political ambitions, the winning of a continual election cycle, and maintaining political power is much more important than the welfare of generations or the sanctity of the environment.

  3. Matt says:

    Foxconn will provide jobs and jobs will come with the revitilization of the area that surrounds it. Keeping jobs and generating jobs has to be priority one. No jobs = 3rd world country.

  4. Tim says:

    This deal will benefit SE WI, how can we not lose? The entire state is increasing their taxes to fund a large manufacturer in our backyard.

    This deal won’t pencil out for the rest of WI, too bad for them.

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