When Nikkei Asian Review earlier this week reported that Foxconn would be seeking to lower costs at its planned $10 billion southeastern Wisconsin factory, Democrats across the state sprinted to their keyboards like Justified at the Preakness Stakes.
“It’s clear,” said Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling of LaCrosse, that the “Foxconn gamble has become an albatross instead of the golden goose Gov. Walker thought it would be.” Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) complained that the Foxconn deal was the “result of a rushed process borne out of political expediency rather than sound economic development policy.”
“It appears Foxconn may break promises to Wisconsin before they even break ground in our state,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokeswoman Melanie Conklin.
Yet there was one problem with this rush to vilify the Taiwanese electronics giant: Foxconn denied it.