Unfortunately, as Tamarine Cornelius of the Wisconsin Budget Project reminds us, Foxconn is still going to get a ton of money from Wisconsin taxpayers, even if they never hit a jobs goal in this year or any other year.
Foxconn didn't create enough jobs to qualify for job credits in 2018. But there is $1.6 B in potential upcoming public spending on Foxconn that's unrelated to job creation, and another $1.4 B only somewhat related to job creation. From @WiBudgetProject: https://t.co/A4XIly1C8J pic.twitter.com/JY5p4YArqC— Tamarine Cornelius (@Tamarine608) January 19, 2019
Never forget that all that money getting funneled down to the SE corner of the state could have fixed a whole lotta Scottholes in the rest of the state. And it's already falling short of the jobs Foxconn claimed it would add.
Can we just cut these guys a check for $100 mil and have them go away so we don't continue to be handcuffed by this albatross down the line?