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Wed Jul 26, 2017, 05:35 PM

 

Apple plant in Wisconsin

Anyone been following this? Obviously his cult followers will cheer that he's bringing back manufacturing jobs. Haven't heard much about it.

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Reply Apple plant in Wisconsin (Original post)
OliverQ Jul 2017 OP
Heartstrings Jul 2017 #1
dalton99a Jul 2017 #2
wellst0nev0ter Jul 2017 #3
LisaM Jul 2017 #4
LonePirate Jul 2017 #5
LisaM Jul 2017 #7
Kingofalldems Jul 2017 #6

Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 05:37 PM

1. Haven't heard a peep about it

I wonder where it'll be located...

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 05:38 PM

2. It's an LCD factory for Apple supplier Foxconn

http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2017/07/26/scott-walker-heads-d-c-trump-prepares-wisconsin-foxconn-announcement/512077001/

Foxconn announces $10 billion investment in Wisconsin and up to 13,000 jobs

At 20 million square feet, the factory would be three times the size of the Pentagon, making it one of the largest manufacturing campuses in the nation. It would initially employ 3,000 workers making an average of $53,900 a year. ...

In the past, some Foxconn investments have failed to materialize.

In November 2013, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced that Foxconn planned to invest $30 million in a “high-end technology manufacturing facility” with 500 jobs. The company has a small research operation in Harrisburg, Pa., but the factory was never built.

Similarly, the Washington Post reported in March that Foxconn has spoken of making major investments in India, Vietnam and Brazil, but with results that have not matched the original announcements.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 05:44 PM

3. Hope the trump-voting cheeseheads enjoy their suicide nets

 



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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 05:45 PM

4. Doesn't Foxconn have a terrible reputation?

I looked into an earlier article about this - apparently they had once promised a plant in Pennsylvania that didn't ever materialize.

Here, they want enormous (and I do mean enormous) tax subsidies, not to mention that they would be taking over existing farmland, and possibly getting a special easement to use water from Lake Michigan instead of the watershed in that area.

I get that we need jobs in this country - good, manufacturing jobs - but I don't think that this sounds like a very good deal for Wisconsin taxpayers and landowners.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 06:55 PM

5. So they are full of bluster, lies and worker mistreatment? Does 45 own a controlling stake in it?

Sounds like his type of company.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 07:35 PM

7. I wouldn't be surprised if Paul Ryan does.

I think this is his district.

This is like Sharky taking over the Shire.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 06:59 PM

6. Yet you posted it here.

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