Thursday, January 31, 2019

Vos, Fitzgerald point finger at Evers for Foxconn changes

  • RACINE COUNTY — Republican leaders, including Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, are pointing fingers at Democratic Gov. Tony Evers after news came out that Foxconn Technology Group is going to adjust plans for its Mount Pleasant manufacturing campus.
    Democrats, in turn, blamed Republicans for what they consider a bad deal with Foxconn.
    In a statement released Wednesday, Vos and state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, wrote:
    “We don’t blame Foxconn for altering plans in an ever-changing technology business. It’s also not surprising Foxconn would rethink building a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin under the Evers Administration. The company is reacting to the wave of economic uncertainty that the new governor has brought with his administration. Governor Evers has an anti-jobs agenda and pledged to do away with a successful business incentive for manufacturing and agriculture.”
    “From the very beginning, we looked out for the best interest of the taxpayers of the state,” Vos and Fitzgerald stated. “Not a dollar would be paid out until jobs in the Foxconn development area were created. The incentive package is based on fulfilling the contract. We will continue to work with Foxconn to help the company meet its repeated goal of creating 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin. Again, the company has reiterated that this goal hasn’t changed.”
    Vos and Fitzgerald say Republicans will work to “keep Wisconsin open for business and the Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit in place. This news only strengthens our commitment to Wisconsin: We aren’t going to let our state move backward.”
    The statement praises Foxconn for creating 1,000 jobs, both direct and indirect, and an investment of $200 million in the state.
    Foxconn reported that it created 1,032 jobs last year, comprised of 178 full-time Foxconn employees and 854 people working to build the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. However, the company was not able to receive tax credits because it did not create at least 260 eligible jobs.

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    TSE said...

    Let the finger-pointing begin - it was never gonna happen anyways.

    Now the Republithigs will make Evers out out be the Scapegoat!

    Walker's failures are blamed on Evers! Nothing could be further from the Truth - and all know it.

    It is yet another Snottie Scottie Walker Failure!


    TSE said...

    One finger pointing forward - three pointing back....