Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Rep. Bob Kulp sprinkles Foxconn fairy dust all over the Badger State


Photo credit:  Wisconsin State Assembly

This gushing sentiment concludes his 7/31/2017 letter to the editor, in which he also lays out this reasoning:

1.)  If we do nothing, we get nothing.  (True, but it'll prevent an annual heist of $200,000,000 from the state budget.)

2.)  Something that isn't yours doesn't cost you anything when you allow the owner to keep it. (I think we'd all be better off keeping our senses about this dubious deal.  And raise your hand if you want to live near this plant.)

3.) Completely unique industries that are thriving, profitable, and in high demand are the kind we want in the State.   (First of all, 'unique' is defined as being the only one:  SOLE. The use of 'completely' is superfluous.  And how is an assembly plant for electronics 'completely unique'?) 

Related posts:
Of which just 3,000 of these 'new' jobs are permanent.  (7/31/2017)
UPDATE. State Sen. Van Wanggaard on board with Wisconsin's Foxconn deep-pockets strategy.  (7/30/2017)
A Ring of Familiarity. Once upon a time in Pennsylvania.....  (7/29/2017)
Matt, it doesn't appear that 'rigorous' and 'review' are in Scott Walker's and Foxconn's vocabulary.  (7/29/2017)
Scott Walker and Foxconn steamroll environmental regulation going forward.  (7/29/2017)
UPDATE.  The luring of Foxconn intensifies in Wisconsin.   (7/20/2017)
While Wisconsin and Michigan duke it out for low-paying jobs, Foxconn announces $5 billion investment in India.  (7/8/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)
Foxconn officials eyeing sites in Michigan.  (7/6/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently you would rather Wisconsin families struggle to make ends meet than allow a great opportunity for long term good paying jobs to happen. The economics of this are incredibly positive. Kulp is right. Current and new businesses will benefit because of Foxconn activity and that will increase the state's revenue and employ even more people. But hey, something tells me this blog is more about wanting to see Walker and Republicans fail than it is to see working families succeed. T.E.

Retiring Guy said...

Thank you for your input, Tom Evenson.