Foxconn the company that Donald Trump bragged was bringing thousands of jobs back to America, is not really doing that.

By |2019-01-31T08:24:02-08:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

What? Another lie?

Courtesy of the AP:

Electronics giant Foxconn reversed course and announced Wednesday that the huge Wisconsin plant that was supposed to bring a bounty of blue-collar factory jobs back to the Midwest — and was lured with billions in tax incentives — will instead be primarily a research and development center staffed by scientists and engineers.

The move was decried in some quarters as a case of bait-and-switch by the Taiwan-based company, which originally planned to build high-tech liquid crystal display screens in a project President Donald Trump had proudly pointed to as a sign of a resurgence in American manufacturing.

In a statement, Foxconn said it remains committed to Wisconsin and the creation of 13,000 jobs as promised. But because the global market environment that existed when the $10 billion project was announced in 2017 has shifted, “this has necessitated the adjustment of plans for all projects.”

“This news is devastating for the taxpayers of Wisconsin,” said Wisconsin Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, a Democrat. “We were promised manufacturing jobs. We were promised state-of-the-art LCD production. … And now, it appears Foxconn is living up to their failed track record in the U.S. — leaving another state and community high and dry.”

Economic development officials and other supporters of the project urged patience, saying Foxconn still plans to invest what it promised. The White House had no immediate comment.

Foxconn was given 4 billion dollars in tax incentives, and Trump once claimed their factory would be the “eighth wonder of the world.” 

You know Trump seems to be just about the most gullible person on the planet. 

Putin convinced him that Russia had nothing to do with the interference in 2016 simply by denying it, Km Jong Un convinced him that North Korea is dismantling its nuclear weapons program simply by saying he is doing it, and Foxconn gets a bunch of presidential attaboys and 4 billion in tax incentives by promising to build a factory they have no intention of building. 

You know you would at least think that a habitual liar would be wary of lies told by other people, but nope, not in this case. 

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13 Comments

  1. Anonymous February 1, 2019 at 6:38 am

    They should have know it was a scam just by the name of the company: FOX CONN

    that donald, such a great deal maker 🙂

  2. Chenagrrl February 1, 2019 at 7:15 am

    Watching that despicable Scott Walker, stupid Paul Ryan with Trump and that Foxconn guy turned my stomach. All I could think was more empty promises.

  3. Chenagrrl February 1, 2019 at 7:27 am

    For a sense of what New Yorkers know of THE REAL DONALD TRUMP, read about something known as the West Side project: Politico has a good story, “The Lost City of Trump.” Also something known as Trump and Jones Beach. The NYTimes has a good story, “Washout at Jones Beach.” Just know that part of the beach proposal was a three-story basement on a barrier island. It would be like building something like that on the mud flats. Once you see how these projects failed, take a gooooood look at what he is proposing for the border wall. Expect him to slap his name on some construction companies and hold his hand out for $$$.

    • Not Happening February 1, 2019 at 7:38 am

      “They’re rebuilding things that preexist. There is no new money or wall being built,”

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/fox-news-pundit-mocks-trumps-bizarre-wall-claims-guy-touch-reality/

      • ANÓNIMO February 1, 2019 at 1:21 pm

        https://thinkprogress.org/indigenous-activists-demand-investigation-border-patrol-shooting-guatemalan-immigrant-7d19a111f7f4/

        “Over the last eight months, three Maya children or young adults have either died under the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or been killed by a Border Patrol agent. ” ““As we have seen in the cases of our children, many of [those stopped by Border Patrol] couldn’t even understand what was happening, they couldn’t speak Spanish, [though many officials assume they can],” Juanita Cabrera Lopez, Executive Director of the International Mayan League, told ThinkProgress.”

    • Westpride February 1, 2019 at 8:19 am

      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/06/29/trump-robert-moses-new-york-television-city-urban-development-1980s-218836

      “his “bid for immortality.””in the cafeteria of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice on the Upper West Side, Trump unveiled drawings and models of his vision for the old Penn Central rail yards on the bank of the Hudson River. It wasn’t just the largest undeveloped tract of land in Manhattan;
      it was “the greatest piece of land in urban America,” he crowed.”
      his promotional materials proclaimed, “beyond the grandeur and excellence that has become synonymous with projects bearing the Trump name.”
      New York’s biggest builder, a cocksure maker of tangible, unmissable things—CONsider merely cold-eyed. “He was a survivor and a chameleon,”
      “What looked like Trump’s white whale in the ’80s ended up in the ’90s being key to his ability to dodge personal financial ruin and permanent reputational stain. He got to keep selling—not blenders on cable television, but himself, on NBC, in prime time, with “The Apprentice,” which amounted to the groundwork for his presidential bid.
      “I think he thought he got away with something there,” ‘How the hell did he pull that crap off?’ And that’s a real danger. And it keeps happening.” “My track record,” Trump said,
      “is unparalleled.” Donald was looking for six quarters for a dollar,” “Trump was, it turned out, more than $3 BILLION in DEBT. “Trump was invincible,”
      ““He used them,” Ethel Sheffer, a community board member, told me, “so that he could be standing up there with the good guys.” The key for Trump, though, was this:
      “They believe,” Sheffer says, “they were using him.” he jumped on the opposition bandwagon so deftly that he made it look like his own.”
      “I didn’t surprise anyone as much as I surprised myself,”

  4. COLTer February 1, 2019 at 8:51 am

    https://news.yahoo.com/ann-coulter-lunatic-trump-challenged-2020-right-165049018.html

    “We put this lunatic in the White House for one reason,” said Coulter of Trump and the border wall. he can use his powers as commander-in-chief to simply order the military to construct it. “I think Trump is gonna do that,” Coulter predicted. “I think he’s finally going to pull that pocket Constitution out of his lapel pocket and [say],
    ‘Oh my gosh, I’m the president. This is great.’”
    ““That’s none of your beeswax,” she said, when asked if she is still talking to the president despite their seemingly frayed relationship.”
    Asked about reports that Trump had “unfollowed” her on Twitter after one of her recent attacks, Coulter laughed and insisted: “He’s still reading me. I can tell. … Well, somebody’s reading me. They’re all reading me over there.”

    “Trump seemed to be entertaining the idea in his interview with the New York Times the same day. Saying that his efforts to negotiate with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats were “a waste of money and time and energy,” the president insisted he will simply proceed with his plans for a wall anyway.
    “I’ll continue to build the wall and we’ll get the wall finished,” Trump said. “Now whether or not I declare a national emergency — that you’ll see.””

  5. Anonymous February 1, 2019 at 10:56 am

    They’ll have to go out of state to find those scientists and engineers, given what Scotty did to the Wisconsin Ed. System.

    And what scientist or engineer in their right mind would want to go live in Wisconsin?

  6. Anon February 1, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/foxconn-vows-build-wisconsin-plant-talk-trump/

    Trump tweeted on Friday: “Great news on Foxconn in Wisconsin after my conversation with Terry Gou!”

  7. ANONYMOUS February 1, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    OT/
    Bassett was inundated with “learn to code” messages, which it would soon become clear were not the scattered efforts of unoriginal harassers but were evidence of a coordinated attack against reporters online. The internet is truly a horrifying place for a journalist right now.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/learn-to-code-decoded-the-campaign-against-laid-off-journalists-is-harassments-new-frontier-20725ddd480a/

  8. Knight-Pie$old February 1, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    OT-FYI
    ‘Just one year before the Mount Polley breach, Knight-Piesold—the designer of the failed tailings dam—praised its own engineering design for the Pebble Mine:

    “Modern dam design technologies are based on proven scientific/engineering principles, and there is no basis for asserting that they will not stand the test of time.”

    The designer of the failed dam—Knight-Piesold—is currently designing the dams for Alaska’s Pebble Mine.

    Tom Collier, the CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership, claims his company’s engineers are “convinced that there will never be a failure at Pebble.”

    https://www.nrdc.org/experts/taryn-kiekow-heimer/brazilian-mining-tragedy-cautionary-tale-pebble-mine?fbclid=IwAR3Ypj1GYfD_fxUAxLr-6X0kAuotHZIbKe-C3AHi_Fako3orgjmB8zZcIhg

  9. Anonymous February 1, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    On Thursday, local outlet KMOV4 published an internal police misconduct report indicating that the three officers had been consuming alcohol on the night of the shooting. A lieutenant with the police department filed the complaint about 20 minutes after Alix’s death suggesting that Hendren and Riordan had violated an administrative regulation that dictates, “No employee shall report for duty or remain on duty with an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater. Moreover, no employee shall consume alcohol while on duty and/or engaged in City business.” Riordan’s attorney claims that his client only had a few sips of beer and poured the rest down the sink and that he blew a 0.0 on a breathalyzer test.

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/02/russian-roulette-st-louis-police-shooting-bizarre-tragic.html

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