Thursday, July 27, 2017

Walker - - Gov. Cynicism - - decries Foxconn 'cynics'

[Updated] The Wisconsin Governor who has made a career out of cynical dividing-and-conquering - - from playing public employees against private-sector blue-collar workers (before later feigning opposition to and then signing wage-depressing 'right-to-work legislation which hammered those workers, too) to openly whipping up exurban GOP voters with anti-Milwaukee sentiment and later adding more dog-whistling campaign calls about drug-testing public aid recipients - - now calls out Foxconn 'cynics' during day one of his Foxconn p.r. blitz:
Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, said anyone thinking about supporting the deal should be "very wary," pointing in particular to Foxconn's stated goal of adding more robots to its workforce. One factory cut 60,000 jobs last year as a result of automation, according to the South China Morning Post
Hansen argued it "makes no economic sense to build manufacturing plants in the U.S. let alone the Midwest where labor costs are so much higher unless they plan to eventually replace those jobs with machines."
Not everyone has his short memory, capacity for self-parody or brazen cynicism.

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