And Paul Ryan. And a Republican legislature?
Not to diminish the role Governor Scott Walker and his cabinet played in landing Foxconn — in Speaker Paul Ryan’s congressional district, no less. That’s hard work on the ground and in the trenches. Goodbye, Paul Nehlen. Your 16% in November 2016 was your high-water mark.
And goodbye Andy Gronik, Kathleen Vinehout, and whoever might be thinking about challenging Scott Walker for re-election next year. “A game changer,” is what Speaker Ryan called landing Foxconn for Wisconsin at Wednesday’s White House ceremony. And not just economically.
National cable news coverage of Scott Walker on stage with President Trump, Veep Pence, Speaker Ryan, Sen. RoJo, and Foxconn CEO Terry Gou. Page One coverage in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere of the state of Wisconsin landing jobs, jobs, and more jobs. Priceless.
The stricken look on liberal faces? Frosting.
Ground could be broken somewhere in Racine or Kenosha Counties during the 2018 campaign season for Foxconn’s $10 billion, 20 million square-foot complex. That is three times the size of the Pentagon. It will open up with 3,000 high-tech manufacturing jobs, perhaps as many as 13,000 eventually. Family supporting jobs? How about $53,900 a year on average? Plus benefits.
“Today we’re announcing the single largest economic development project in the history of Wisconsin and one of the largest in the history of this country,” Walker said. The Taiwan-based company (it owns the Sharp brand) makes flat-panel liquid crystal display (LCD) screens for televisions and automotive info displays. (More here.)
Does anyone in Wisconsin even care about Russia any more?
There’s a reason Wisconsin Democrats have $36,500 in the till and Republicans have $1.7 million. Redistribution, high taxes, identity politics, and no jobs adds up to a tough sell for our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances.
- Certainly, Democratic party hitman One Scot Ross will do his best to rain on the parade. He already has. (It’s all a big “con job.”)
- Somehow, Scott Walker is “running scared.” (An actual Capital Times headline and editorial from just a week ago.)
- If only Gov. Walker hadn’t turned down “high-speed” rail, lamented a liberal editor! (“Rail decision may come back to bite Walker & Co.”) Then again, it may not.
- Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, did not want to be “used as a backdrop in this photo op” at the White House, thereby spurning her one possible contribution.
We know it’s supposed to be opinion but shouldn’t it be based on something real? Talk about FAKE NEWS!
One other point: what you think the chances are Foxconn would have located in, say, Illinois or Connecticut or any other liberal-run state that didn’t carry for Donald Trump? BTW: stock markets set another record Wednesday.