State Rep. Dana Wachs
Press Release

Gov. Walker’s Foxconn Scam Already Starting to Unravel as News Breaks of Additional $134 Million Cost to Taxpayers

"Now that the Foxconn deal has started to unravel, so has Walker’s hope of a third term."

By - Dec 16th, 2017 08:25 am

EAU CLAIRE – Dana Wachs responded to news from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel released Friday night that Foxconn failed to meet a contractual deadline for depositing $60 million to purchase land to build a new factory in Wisconsin. Shortly thereafter, reporting by the Wisconsin State Journal also revealed that Gov. Scott Walker is planning to divert $134 million from road projects around the state to build roads for Foxconn. These costs come on top of the $3 billion Walker agreed to pay Foxconn and the $6.8 million he wants to spend recruiting workers for the wealthy foreign corporation:

“It was only a matter of time before Gov. Walker’s Foxconn scam started to unravel. Foxconn has a terrible track record. They bailed on deals in other states and in other countries.

“I was appalled when I learned that Gov. Walker plans to take millions of dollars away from road projects all across our state to fund special road projects just for Foxconn. Our roads are crumbling. The average Wisconsin driver spends $637 per year on road-related repairs to their cars. Walker is going to take even more money away from road projects across our state to fund his pet project in Southeastern Wisconsin.

“Folks in Wisconsin saw through Gov. Walker’s empty promises. Now that the Foxconn deal has started to unravel, so has Walker’s hope of a third term.”

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