Thursday, June 28, 2018

Walker & WI: Baited, switched, outfoxed and conned

Denied earlier, but more-widely confirmed today, so send in the clowns because the ground-breaking for Foxconn taking place Thursday following the GOP's big morning fundraiser at the Pfister Hotel
is for a smaller, less-costly-factory. 
While two economic-impact analyses prepared last year and the state’s contract with Foxconn say the company will build a type of factory that carves display panels out of immense sheets of wafer-thin glass, Foxconn now says it first will erect a plant that uses much smaller sheets of glass. 
Such factories typically are much smaller and less-expensive than the sort of plant Foxconn originally planned, industry observers say. 
Suckers, punched, though many will gush along with Walker and Trump over the big trucks and other shiny objects moving now-not-so-much dirt around. 

Proving that you can’t sell a Rube Goldberg machine unless you’ve got a rube on your line.

A year's posts about Foxconn, here

Props to BizTimes for initially confirming the story and to the Journal Sentinel for giving it a ride today. 

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