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FoxConn conned WI…just like Trump did with working class in MI

Electronics manufacturer Foxconn is scaling back its plans to produce LCD panels in Wisconsin, a company executive told Reuters.

“In Wisconsin we’re not building a factory. You can’t use a factory to view our Wisconsin investment,” said Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn CEO Terry Gou.

The planned manufacturing plant had been touted by President Trump, who made an announcement about the project at the White House in 2017 and delivered remarks at a groundbreaking ceremony for the plant last year.

Foxconn originally planned to produce LCD television screens, but Woo told Reuters that those plans could be scaled back or canceled altogether. He pointed to the high costs of making television screens in the U.S., according to Reuters.

“In terms of TV, we have no place in the U.S.,” he said. “We can’t compete.”

He told Reuters that it would be more profitable for the company to manufacture the screens in China and Japan.

Woo added that Foxconn intends to launch a “technology hub” rather than a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. The hub would include research facilities as well as packaging and assembly operations, Woo told Reuters.

A source also told Reuters that the Foxconn project is likely to create only 1,000 jobs in Wisconsin by 2020, after the company originally said the plant would hire 5,200 people by that point.

Foxconn initially said the project would create a total of 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin, but it’s unclear when all of those workers will be hired, according to Reuters.

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/427626-foxconn-walking-back-plans-to-build-manufacturing-plant-in-wisconsin

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The blame Evers BS by Walker’s old goon squad I.E. Vos-Fitzgerald is under way

“It’s also not surprising Foxconn would rethink building a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin under the Evers Administration,” said Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, in a joint statement. “The company is reacting to the wave of economic uncertainty that the new governor has brought with his administration. Governor Evers has an anti-jobs agenda and pledged to do away with a successful business incentive for manufacturing and agriculture.”

Evers has been in office no more than 3 weeks and has proposed no such idea. The fact is he approved a 31 million tax package for a local shipbuilder. He’s not anti business but the R’s need someone to blame at this point as Walkers Titanic is sinking. I’ve always had the suspicion that Foxxconed would somehow hire the 13,000 people qualify-receive all the tax breaks and then start the layoff process after that. Foxxconed would just say so sue us after the tax money is in their hands Wi can kiss 4bn good by. The local reporting has ben copying the hill article but expect more details to pop from a local paper sometime soon.

Benny

But now Amazon says they are setting up a cloud computing program at various colleges in NYC area.

Benny

If Leaked List Is Accurate, Hillary’s Cabinet Choices Would Have Enraged the Democratic Left

Former Politico staffer Mike Allen has published, via his new Axios newsletter, a list of what he says are the names of individuals who were being considered for Hillary Clinton Cabinet jobs. Allen may be an ethically challenged shill, but he’s a well-connected one, so the list is probably worth taking seriously. Some highlights (he suggests that the jobs that only have one name next to them had been all but decided on):

Secretary of State: John Podesta, Bill Burns, Joe Biden
Treasury Secretary: Sheryl Sandberg, Lael Brainard
Secretary of Labor: Howard Schultz
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Neera Tanden
Secretary of Commerce: Gregory Meeks, Sheryl Sandberg, Terry McAuliffe

One of the big concerns that many Democrats had about Hillary Clinton was that she felt quite comfortable appealing to the interests of big banks and corporate executives. And while some of the people on the list above are generally known as solid progressives, like Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden, some of them very much are not. Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, was Larry Summers’ chief of staff during his infamously bank-friendly and deregulation-tastic tenure in Bill Clinton’s Treasury Department. Howard Schultz is the founder of Starbucks, a company that’s long been hostile to organized labor. And Terry McAuliffe is perhaps the original corporate centrist Democrat.

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I knew about the State Dept, HHS, and I heard Sandberg for Treasury, not Commerce.

polarbear4

Podesta ain’t no progressive and neither is CAP.

phatkhat

The neo-libs have co-opted the term “progressive”, and the MSM is going along with it.

polarbear4

Got to hand it to them. They really know how to reel in voters who pay a little attention, but don’t go deep. Obama got me, and I used to think I was informed.

That’s what scares me.

OzoneTom
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Her first pick was Senator Tim Kaine for her veep. That told real progressives how she would govern, as if they didn’t already know.

Benny

polarbear4

But Maduro!

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Splits in the stratospheric polar vortex do happen naturally, but should we expect to see them more often thanks to climate change and rapid Arctic warming? It is possible that these cold intrusions could become a more regular winter story. This is a hot research topic and is by no means settled, but a handful of studies offer compelling evidence that the stratospheric polar vortex is changing, and that this trend can explain bouts of unusually cold winter weather.

Benny

Yeah, I’m living in it today. Got down to -16 last night, wind chill was -43. I think it has warmed up to -11 so far. 🙂

polarbear4

OMGosh. Stay warm and safe, Benny.
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Benny

Wi60 has it even worse. It was -25 in Southern WI this AM!

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wi61

benny, see post above as area’s in Mn are worse off and to think its warmer in Antarctica and Siberia

wi61

On the lighter side of this cold snap, Beer companies canceled their beer deliveries in Wi today due to the cold as it will freeze and explode cans and bottles, This has Wisconsinites concerned more than the cold does 🙂

wi61

In my area -24 for the low, wind chill -48 ,my job shut down early but its “warmed” up to -18 and a wind chill -47. Our record low is -41 back in the 1950s

polarbear4

You too, wi. Stay cozy. ???

wi61

Talk about extremes for WI, -24 today for a low- highs in the mid to up 40’s with rain for this Sunday. Their could be flooding as we had 13″ of snow on Monday.

wi61

Wonder how farmers are doing to keep their livestock alive and the equipment running. They gotta milk cows regardless of the temps

Benny

‘We’re getting soft’: Kentucky governor says America is weak for closing schools during polar vortex

Matt Bevin, the Republican governor of Kentucky, seems to think so. He lamented school closures in his state on Wednesday — when the wind chill could make it feel as frosty as minus-15 — as evidence that the country had lost its mettle.

“I mean, what happens to America?” he wondered during an interview on Tuesday with 840 WHAS radio in Louisville, where several school districts said they would close in anticipation of a blast of arctic air from the polar vortex, expected to bring life-threatening temperatures to parts of the Midwest and nearby states.

The one-term Republican incumbent, who is up for reelection this year, wasn’t asking about the increased frequency of extreme weather events, which scientists believe is a sign of intensifying climate change. Or about the fate of thousands of homeless Americans whose lives will be at acute risk in the biting cold.

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Jessica Dueñas, Kentucky’s 2019 “Teacher of the Year,” issued a “personal challenge” for the governor in a video posted Tuesday on Twitter. “Please go outside tomorrow,” she told him, “and stand outside for 30 minutes as if you were waiting for the bus, dressed as one of our students would be, because I guarantee you most of our students are not wearing some fancy Patagonia or North Face jackets.”

“How about you give one of our students your jackets, and you stand outside in that cold, since you’re being so ‘hard?’” she said.

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polarbear4

Good one. Right under that there’s a thread with a lot of Bernie videos posted. One is 30 years of his speeches and there’s like 10 more.

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https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/1090671696888115200

I think McTurtle is referring to HR 1.

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Don midwest
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she is a normal dem

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polarbear4

LOL.

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To think that for the most part I trust Wikipedia. This is troubling.

LieparDestin

One of my favorite memes:

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phatkhat

That’s fake! As someone pointed out on another blog, that quote is from Thomas Jefferson!

Benny

House Democrats Unveil Social Security Expansion Bill With Unprecedented Support

Democratic Reps. John Larson (Conn.), Conor Lamb (Pa.) and Jahana Hayes (Conn.) are introducing the Social Security 2100 Act on Wednesday, legislation that would expand Social Security benefits across the board and prolong the program’s solvency for the next 75 years and beyond. The legislation finances a more generous benefit and cost-of-living adjustment formula, a reduction in income taxes on benefits and the closure of Social Security’s long-term funding gap by lifting the cap on income subject to payroll taxes and raising those tax rates.

The bill is being rolled out on the 137th birthday of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who established Social Security as part of his New Deal in 1935.

The bill already has the support of more than 200 House Democrats, including House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D), who relied on Social Security payments to help pay for college after his father died.

That puts the bill just shy of the 218-vote mark it would need to pass the House.
Larson introduced identical legislation during the last Congress, when GOP rule ensured it was dead on arrival. As incoming chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee on Social Security, he is now equipped to shepherd its passage.

“We’ve been in the wilderness since 2010. This is a great opportunity,” Larson said.
Larson expressed confidence that the legislation would pass on the House floor after going through the standard legislative process, complete with hearings that shed light on the issue of retirement security.

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

Even The Donald ran on saving Social Security. Speaker Pelosi needs to pitch him on it.

He could use a win.

polarbear4

Might be a welcome change, but the pay is probably not too good.

https://twitter.com/katierogers/status/1090653435777695755?s=20

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Yaaas Queen. (copying others☺️)

Benny

And how is that permissible?

polarbear4

Seems like the Wild West again. Do you want to invade Venezuela? Go for it! Put your sister in charge of an important position at a media that will help elect you? Hella yeah! Keep buying machines that have remote access for voting? Why not?

Come to America! If you’ve got the money, you can do the crime!

LieparDestin

The same rules that let Joy Reid keep her job but Ed Schultzs Bernie coverage was irredeemable.

Benny

Someone reported that Maya Harris was also running Kamala’s campaign.

This is what Chris Hayes tweeted this afternoon:

wi61

Yep Ed was basically fired over it and constantly doing stories about progressive ideas.

phatkhat

Where is the barfing emoji??? Just yuck.

polarbear4

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Check out who Scout here is already replying to.

polarbear4

Anyway, one of the others is Maya Harris.

Benny

I am sympathetic to the Afghans, but it’s time they started developing their own ideas and security. We’ve been there for 18 years. Western countries have tried to spread influence, but by the by, they’ve been invaded by many countries, and they end up in the same spot.

Benny

wi61

Its obvious that Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg 16 has a more intelligent understanding of global warming v climate change than Walker and Trumpcorp combined.

polarbear4

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http://www.actifypress.com/m4a/
Top 5 lies about M4A

Medicare for All Lie #3- How Do You Pay for it?

Adjacent to Lie #4 is “How Do You Pay For It?” Our Modern Monetary Theory friends will often tell us that everything we do is basically on credit. For this article, we will use more conventional methods. The people who parrot this talking point are implying that Bernie Sanders “has no plan.” But, our favorite grumpy old man saw this coming and made sure to take care of this concern. He even has a transition plan worked into the Senate bill.

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OzoneTom
OzoneTom

Worth the click to get to the artist’s site where you are able to view the main chart in all of it’s glory.

polarbear4

Yeah, I downloaded a higher res poster. Pretty funny, great work. Would love to see it go viral.

polarbear4
Benny

In the Chicago Sun-Times, I read there were some social workers for the city who went to check on the homeless in tents under bridges and only a handful accepted an offer to go to a shelter. Of course, they probably didn’t wish to leave what few belongings they had.

polarbear4

That’s just sad.

Benny

polarbear4

Yeah. She’s playing.

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humphrey

I hope that this spreads but it is unlikely.

https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1090666369673252867

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polarbear4

polarbear4

It was easy to find this. Why can’t real journalists?

polarbear4

I could have said FAIR found it legitimate.

polarbear4

Dayam. Didn’t know that the superdelegates had started already.

polarbear4

Here it is. This will not be a fair fight.

humphrey

That is why her campaign ic called Kamallary 2.0.

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polarbear4
humphrey

I take this as a snarky response to the Maddow part.

polarbear4

Yeah, it was the Maddow part I thought was onion like.

polarbear4

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Did I read it in a comment on here somewhere that how can the Democrats be so supportive of invading Venezuela when they think Trump is a Russian asset?

humphrey

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This is what Bezos does.

Maybe it is due to his upcoming divorce.?

polarbear4

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polarbear4

“Likely due to….?” It’s a fracking invasion. Call it what it is.

humphrey

There are not enough sane voices like this over here.

polarbear4

I must have forgotten—you’re inEngland?

humphrey

No. I live close to Detroit.

polarbear4

Oh, I get it. Yeah. I’m dumbfounded. It’s like the whole antiwar movement has gone mute.

humphrey

Instead we have this!

polarbear4

Destroying programs that benefit the poor. Sound familiar?

humphrey

Maddow is likely to be all over this LOL

polarbear4

LOL

humphrey

Nice deck!

humphrey

I am likely to get a few extra rubles for this one?

humphrey

It looks like Netanyahu and Trump have something in common.

humphrey

humphrey

Oh what the heck is one more?

It is clickable to get the actual picture.

humphrey

She didn’t win but she is still around.

polarbear4

G’nite.

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