Kasich rips Wisconsin Foxconn deal after new report

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) took a swipe on Tuesday at the $3 billion tax incentive deal made between Foxconn and the state of Wisconsin in the wake of a new government analysis showing the deal may provide fewer jobs and less revenue than previously predicted. 

Kasich confirmed the Buckeye State was “pitching” Foxconn during remarks at a planning meeting for a new Facebook data center in the state, which were reported by the Milwaukee Business Journal. 

“We hope they will make something here,” the governor said at the event.

“I’ll tell you one thing: It’s not going to take us 40 years to make back the investment we make,” the governor continued, adding, “We don’t buy deals.”

{mosads}Kasich’s remarks come after a new government analysis showed Wisconsin’s deal with the Taiwanese business giant — touted by GOP Gov. Scott Walker and President Trump — would create 4,000 fewer jobs than expected, and that the state might not break even on a deal with Foxconn until 2042. 

Trump said earlier this month that the head of electronics manufacturer, which is the main manufacturer of Apple iPhones, had told him behind closed doors that the company may invest as much as $30 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations. 

However, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said last week Trump has shown bias to red states such as Wisconsin in the promotion of the deal. 

Kasich has been one of the most vocal critics of Trump, whom he ran against in 2016.

Speculation has mounted around a potential Kasich 2020 GOP primary bid against Trump.


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