Contact: Aaron White
President Trump is attending the Taiwanese company’s groundbreaking in Wisconsin amid an escalating trade war that is devastating Wisconsin farms and companies
La Crosse – As President Trump visits Wisconsin, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind is urging the President to put Wisconsin workers, families and farmers ahead of foreign companies. His statement is below:
“The irony of President Trump coming to Wisconsin to praise Foxconn – a Taiwanese company that has required billions of Wisconsin taxpayer incentives – while threatening to tax Wisconsin’s own Harley Davidson out of existence, is not lost on Wisconsinites.
The President needs to stop enacting trade policies that hurt Wisconsin businesses and farmers, and instead help them compete in the global economy.”
This comes after a series of unforced errors made by the Administration and Republican Congressional leadership that have negatively impacted Wisconsin businesses competitiveness abroad, including the withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the systematic destruction of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Recently, Harley Davidson announced plans to move a U.S.-based plant to Thailand as a result of the U.S.’s exit from the TPP. Similarly, GE announced plans to move a manufacturing plant from Wisconsin and Canada due to years of Ex-Im Bank instability.