Madison, Wisconsin — Republican chairmen of two key legislative committees dealing with economic development today condemned unprecedented attempts by Democrat gubernatorial candidates to undermine companies trying to create family-supporting jobs in Wisconsin. Last week, Democrat infighting in the governor’s race heated up as candidates began attacking one another over not sufficiently opposing Foxconn Technology Group’s historic investment that would result in tens of thousands of new jobs for Wisconsin – even suggesting they would not deal squarely with the company if they were elected.
- Democrats, including Tony Evers, have shown they are looking to undo negotiations that Governor Walker has completed with Foxconn – taking their opposition to the good-paying, family-supporting jobs they once claimed to support to a whole new level. The battle over who can oppose Foxconn the most recently reached new heights amongst Evers, Wachs, and Gronik.
- Additionally, Dana Wachs has abused his position on the WEDC Board of Directors, blindly opposing and criticizing Foxconn rather than giving thoughtful consideration to the technology manufacturer, as well as other companies looking to bring jobs to Wisconsin. His opposition also comes despite Wachs doing virtually no research or work on the issue, prior to being on the WEDC board.
- Democrats even took the unbelievable step of throwing out their minority leader, Peter Barca, for voting for legislation that would bring thousands of jobs to his district – showing companies that expecting bipartisan cooperation is out of the question.