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Sunday, February 10, 2019

A huge tax break was supposed to create a manufacturing paradise, but interviews with 49 people familiar with the project depict a chaotic operation unlikely to ever employ 13,000 workers.



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The entire Republican political program consists of favors to the super rich in exchange for campaign dollars in a broader effort to detroy labor unions and privatize everything, even military operations like blackwater. And yes Andrea, Democrats do it too, but not all of them, nor are they interested in privatizing everything.

#1 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-02-10 04:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Walker, Wisconsin's witless ------------ wasted wads of Wisconsin's wompom on Foxcon fleece .


#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-02-10 04:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Thanks Tony!

#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-02-10 05:10 PM | Reply

Walkers twitter feed is not surprisingly silent about that article. His last tweet was mocking an article about New Green Deal regarding "farting cows".

#4 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2019-02-10 05:41 PM | Reply

The souring of the deal is due to the anti-capitalistic sentiments of the new governor.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-02-10 06:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 8

The souring of the deal is due to the anti-capitalistic sentiments of the new governor.

#5 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2019-02-10 06:42 PM | REPLY |

The deal was sour before it was ever put to ink. There was never a need for the plant they promised. They promised to build a plant to build technology that was already obsolete

#6 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-02-10 06:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Wisconsin faces projected $1.1 billion revenue shortfall in 2019-21 budget


#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-10 11:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7 just in time to pin on the Dems!

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2019-02-10 11:19 PM | Reply


who cares?

#9 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-10 11:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

People compiling evidence of Conservative "governance" as the abject failure it is?

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2019-02-11 12:00 AM | Reply

Evers is owned by the teachers union and the department of public instruction requested a 1.5 billion dollar increase in their budget.

#11 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-02-11 12:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The deal was predicated on the USA placing long term tariffs on China, which is what makes it affordable to manufacture products in the USA despite the labor cost differential. That is why Foxcon is trying to shift to R&D - there isn't a labor cost differential there as the extra money for US workers is offset by higher productivity.

Simultaneously, we are witnessing the complete meltdown in China's economy. It was already teetering but the trade war has kicked it over the ledge. We see every company reliant on Chinese consumption taking it in the shorts. From what I heard, Foxcon is cutting ~350,000 jobs worldwide to scale down to the lower demand for electronics - such as Apple slashing demand forecasts for iPhones, etc. This will be a deep and bloody re-trenching for China and it will take a lot of countries down with it that rely on Chinese demand - such as Australia. If you want a sure bet, find a way to short the housing markets in Australia and China and you will mint money.

#12 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-11 06:02 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

As the demand for shiny new electric toys falls, the old ones are not sufficiently obsolete to warrant their replacement; and a generation of hopelessly indebted college graduates not having the spare change necessary to buy the shiny new toys ... where was I going with this ... forget it.

#13 | Posted by john47 at 2019-02-11 11:49 AM | Reply

Evers is owned by the teachers union and the department of public instruction requested a 1.5 billion dollar increase in their budget.

#11 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2019-02-11 12:51 AM | REPLY |

We need that increase because we are facing a teacher shortage due to Walkers destruction of educator pay scales. Under Walker rule by law the first paycheck any teacher gets is the largest they will ever see in spending power. From then on raises are limited by law to a MAXIMUM equal to COLA and that can only be granted by trading benefits. They also eliminated wage increases for extending education. A teacher with a Master's degree is on the same pay scale as a teacher with a bachelors degree.

#14 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-02-11 12:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


Amazon is doing the same thing to NYC...

#15 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-02-11 04:46 PM | Reply

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