The airplane-maker has a wish list of freebies in the billions of dollars:
Boeing says factories for its planned 777X will require total investment of up to $10 billion, but states competing for the work are asked to shrink that tab by providing the site and facilities at “no cost, or very low cost.”ABC News says the states are beginning to "grovel" before Boeing with offers.
Good thing Wisconsin won't participate in this GrovelFest, since we were told the state couldn't afford perhaps $60,000 or so monthly to support Amtrak operations, and that a free market philosophy rules out using state power to pick winners and losers, right?
So Wisconsin has zero chance of landing the business - - especially since the agency that said with a straight face that it was putting together a proposal Boeing had not solicited can't even track the modest loans it's made and lost more managers than Yankees manager George Steinbrenner fired - - but wait!
The propagandists in the Walker administration want you to believe this:
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation said in a statement Wednesday that even though the state was not one that Boeing approached to submit a proposal, the agency is developing a proposal anyway, with plans to present it soon.