Foxconn breaking promises before they’ve even broke ground
"A bad deal has gotten worse."
MADISON — The following are statements from Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Martha Laning and Democratic Party of Wisconsin vice chair David Bowen on news that Foxconn is scaling back its factory in Mount Pleasant:
“Foxconn is breaking promises before they’ve even broke ground in Wisconsin,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin vice chair David Bowen. “That should set off alarm bells for every Wisconsinite: we may be stuck with even worse outcomes from this project while Foxconn continues to reap the benefits of its $4.5 billion taxpayer giveaway.
“A bad deal has gotten worse,” added Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Martha Laning. “But the fact is, the warning signs were there all along, and Scott Walker chose to ignore them. Now our children and our children’s children will be stuck with the fallout from this deal for decades to come because Walker put his political ambitions before our state’s future.
“Scott Walker handed out $4.5 billion to Foxconn the minute they asked for it, yet spent years telling Wisconsinites that we didn’t have the money to fully fund our classrooms or our road repairs. A Democratic governor would have put their priorities with the hardworking people of Wisconsin, and invested in a future for Wisconsin that meant good schools for our children, safe roads to drive on and strong local economies and investments for entrepreneurs throughout the state.”
- Op Ed: Foxconn Shows Folly of Cheesehead Revolution - Dan Shafer - May 12th, 2021
- Foxconn Deal Doesn’t Reduce Local Government Risk - Corri Hess - May 3rd, 2021
- Murphy’s Law: The True Costs of New Foxconn Deal - Bruce Murphy - Apr 28th, 2021
- The State of Politics: All Sides Won On New Foxconn Deal - Steven Walters - Apr 26th, 2021
- New Foxconn Deal Cuts Incentives By $2.77 Billion - Jeramey Jannene - Apr 20th, 2021
- Rep Hintz: Statement on Approval of Revised Foxconn Contract - State Rep. Gordon Hintz - Apr 20th, 2021
- New Foxconn and WEDC Agreement Provides Flexibility and Clarity for Renewed Tech Investments in Science and Technology Park - Foxconn Technology Group - Apr 20th, 2021
- Gov. Evers Announces Renegotiated Foxconn Contract to Save Taxpayers $2.77 Billion - Gov. Tony Evers - Apr 20th, 2021
- Rep. Hintz: Statement on Foxconn Announcement - State Rep. Gordon Hintz - Apr 19th, 2021
- Evers Announces New, Smaller Foxconn Deal - Jeramey Jannene - Apr 19th, 2021
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