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Old 05-11-2007, 08:46 AM   #1
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Steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG said today it will build a $4.19 billion steel plant in the southern U.S. state of Alabama, which has attracted other German companies including DaimlerChrysler AG in recent years.
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:41 PM   #2
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Anyone have any exact figures on how much money Bimbo Blanco wasted on trying to bring in an overseas company instead of giving currently existing Louisiana businesses a tax break?

I know she went to Holland to learn how to build dykes, did she go to Germany to learn how to make steel too?
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:05 PM   #3
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According to what I just heard we will know in a few hours whether Louisiana or Alabama will get the steel mill.
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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We Were never going to get this mill. The Germans used us to up the ante on Alabama and get them to offer more incentives than they were willing to. It worked.
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We Were never going to get this mill. The Germans used us to up the ante on Alabama and get them to offer more incentives than they were willing to. It worked.

I have to agree.

As soon as they "crunched" the numbers on how much it would cost to operate in each state, we were out of the running.
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So I heard this morning, via Moon Griffon, that Bimbo Blanco spent between 1.7 and 2 BILLION dollars trying to attract this steel mill that most of us knew would NEVER locate in Louisiana......while a SugarMill in St. James Parish is shutting down and about 150 full time and seasonal help employees are now jobless AND on unemployment. How many are going to be on welfare in 6 months costing our state and the taxpayers even MORE money? What fraction of the nearly 2 BILLION dollars that stupid ***** wasted would have saved those currently existing jobs?

But hey, I hear the newly remodeled Governors Mansion looks splendid....

How much longer will our state have to suffer under these stupid ****ing Democrats?
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So I heard this morning, via Moon Griffon, that Bimbo Blanco spent between 1.7 and 2 BILLION dollars trying to attract this steel mill that most of us knew would NEVER locate in Louisiana......while a SugarMill in St. James Parish is shutting down and about 150 full time and seasonal help employees are now jobless AND on unemployment. How many are going to be on welfare in 6 months costing our state and the taxpayers even MORE money?

How much longer will our state have to suffer under these stupid ****ing Democrats?
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