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  •  The kinds of businesses that are attracted (2+ / 0-)
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    Hillbilly Dem, Dem Beans

    to these kinds of policies tend to be the ones that load up on freebies and then disappear when they find an even better deal somewhere else. The jobs generated by the policies are best described as "temporary" because they never last.

    "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

    by Alice in Florida on Sat Feb 25, 2012 at 07:11:53 PM PST

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    •  Boeing (2+ / 0-)
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      is one of the biggest employers in the western part of the state.
      You may remember the brouhaha that went on during the Bush administration over a new tanker contract, when Airbus was awarded the contract over Boeing, even though Airbus was subsidized by the French government, which allowed them to price their contract below Boeing's.
      That galvanized my US Senators (Brownback and Roberts) to fight to get the contract restored to Boeing, which eventually happened.
      When Brownback became governor, he passed on even more tax breaks to Boeing, since they were talking about assembling most of the tanker at other plants.
      A couple of months ago, Boeing announced they were closing the Wichita plant down completely, with the direct loss of 1200 very good jobs.
      So you're completely correct, they take what they can get and move on to greener pastures when they find cheaper workers somewhere else.

      If you can separate sex from procreation, you have given women the ability to participate in society on an equal basis with men. -Gloria Feldt

      by skohayes on Sun Feb 26, 2012 at 04:01:01 AM PST

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