Monday, July 8, 2019

As Foxconn downsizes & delays, remember Trump's HUGE predictions

Just as an afterword to this posting, I thought I'd remind everyone of Trump's ground-breaking-more-bigger-and evaporating boasts. 

From The White House's official transcript:
This is just the beginning.  This is one of the largest plants in the world.  And when you think in terms of 20 million feet — if you build in Manhattan a million-foot building, that’s a very big building.  They don’t get much bigger.  And here you’re talking about more.  Think of it: more than 20 million feet.  And that’s probably going to be a minimal number.
So I’m thrilled to be here in the Badger State with the hardworking men and women of Foxconn working with you.  Moments ago, we broke ground on a plant that will provide jobs for much more than 13,000 Wisconsin workers.  (Applause.)  Really something.  Really something.  Thank you, fellas.
Here is one blog post archiving the issue for 25 months. 

A Foxconn Fever primer  
[Updated continuously from June, 2017] This archive with more than 320 posts, and even more links and references, tracks, explains and unmasks Wisconsin's public awards of $4.5 billion in state and local funds to Taiwan-bassed Foxconn. 
The archive also documents waivers of routine judicial and environmental reviews for a promised now- cancelled perhaps back-on-again-but-smaller?? Foxconn factory development that is still in line to receive a massive daily diversion of Lake Michigan water.

And a reminder that rains like last summer's which flooded the Foxconn site are likely to fall heavily on Wisconsin again.

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