So the feds have passed a bill to encourage and subsidize the manufacture of computer chips in the United States. And the president has signed it. Besides increasing manufacturing opportunities in this country, the secondary goal is to solve some of the supply chain issues that are vexing any number of American manufacturers. The shortage of chips has stalled production of hundreds of items including automobile production.
Part of the legacy of failure of the Walker and Trump administrations is the money pit in Mount Pleasant, Racine County, Wisconsin. Right smack in the middle of Rep. Robin Vos’s assembly district. You know, the Foxconn boondoggle? Local governments are still paying dearly to support what is essentially a do nothing plant.
It was initially going to manufacture hi tech TV screens and the got downsized so many times now that no one is certain what, if anything, they are actually manufacturing there. But it seems like it would be the ideal place to make chips. The infrastructure is all in place: roads, power, water, and additional space to grow.
Do you think Vos will be bold enough to support the change? Or will he stab Wisconsin in the back again just to thwart Biden?