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Since Foxconn is currently in default in regards to their WEDC contractual obligations which stipulates the project must be a 10.5 Gen manufacturing facility, it is no wonder Terry Gou is desperate to re-negotiate the contract. Meanwhile Bloomberg notes: Foxconn Struggles to Put Wisconsin First : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-02/foxconn-struggles-to-put-wisconsin-first?srnd=businessweek-v2&fbclid=IwAR2Kv--TH0mLBUxENxtpi3isc8tSozhnlQQTIJ9KnynOoIUm5TvS5BmpDTc Meanwhile, Farm bankruptcies in Wisconsin lead the Nation - at #1 ! State leads nation in farm bankruptcies again, dairy farm closings hit record high in 2018 https://madison.com/wsj/business/state-leads-nation-in-farm-bankruptcies-again-dairy-farm-closings/article_d37bf58e-18cd-5902-a2c7-ebcad8f602f8.html SE WI continues to lead WI with ever increasing amounts of debt service, tax and fee hikes, while Public Servants are held unaccountable and the Written Rule of Law is not enforced.
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For decades, Denise and Tom Murray rose before 5 a.m. and shuffled through mud and snow to milk cows on the farm that has been in their family since 1939. This month, after years of falling milk prices and mounting debt, the Murrays sold their last milk cow, taking pictures while holding back tears as the final one was loaded onto a truck and taken away.
“It’s awful hard to see them go out the last time,” said Ms. Murray, 53. “It’s scary because you don’t know what your next paycheck is going to be.”
Over the past two years, nearly 1,200 of the state’s dairy farms have stopped milking cows and so far this year, another 212 have disappeared, with many shifting production to beef or vegetables. The total number of herds in Wisconsin is now below 8,000 — about half as many as 15 years ago. In 2018, 49 Wisconsin farms filed for bankruptcy — the highest of any state in the country, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
A Better Mt. Pleasant April 24 at 11:46 AM · So ... this story is bullshit. Not that the money wasn't spent, because clearly Foxconn spent money throughout the state. But, what this story misses is the deeper investigation into how that money is moving the company toward fulfilling its contractual obligations and the promises our elected officials continue to make to us. This story is also bullshit because it only focuses on what Foxconn is spending and not the local investment. It mentions the recent news about Gov. Evers questioning the agreement, but it neglects the latest about Foxconn initiating changes. Again ... HOW DOES FOXCONN SPENDING MOVE THE PROJECT TOWARD ANYTHING THAT RESEMBLES THE VISION WE WERE PROMISED?! Let's face it ... Foxconn succeeding helps us all, but the company's history of denying reports about changing plans only to confirm them, the quick turnaround after a call with POTUS, the lack of transparency about what exactly is going on in the ONE building that's been constructed ... well, to say we're uneasy is an understatement. RCE can obtain all the primary documents it wants about financial filings, etc. We prefer the boots-on-the-ground reporting we've seen from national organizations, heck, INTERNATIONAL organizations who are unafraid to look in the windows and knock on the doors. https://www.facebook.com/abettermtpleasant/
"It is all about the blacks. The 'Rainbow Nation' is a big lie!" complained Dalene Raiters, a South African mother from the "Coloured" community.This description of the fate of mixed-race people in post-apartheid South Africa should be informative for all the "what about meeeeee" readers who want to know how things are likely to go for their various mixed-race friends and family members in a post-USA scenario.
"We are not black enough," added her sister who has also been unemployed for years. "We are not part of this country. We were marginalised during the apartheid and even now," lamented Dalene, getting into her stride about the discrimination of which she insists she is a victim.
"Our people live like mushrooms. Four generations under the same roof," said Elizabeth Raiters, seated in the living room of the family home in the majority "Coloured" township of Eldorado Park, an outlying suburb of Johannesburg.
In total, nine people -- soon to be 10 with a baby due -- live in the property, which has a small bedroom and a hut in the yard.
Elizabeth applied for social housing to ease the squeeze -- but that was 17 years ago, and failed. She is convinced it is because of the colour of her skin.
Apartheid legally divided South Africans into groups of whites, blacks, Indians and "Coloured," a term meaning people deemed to be of mixed race.
The remnants of system were swept away a quarter-century ago, and today the notion of race remains as discredited as is segregation. Yet the term "Coloured" is still widely used today -- and complaints of exclusion are common.
From JSOnline : Ricardo Torres Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Days before the state declined to give the Foxconn Technology Group tax credits...