As a note Wilder, read the full article that is now posted.
You will see that the CEO of Beaulieu describes the reasons for the plant closure very much like I did. Either this helps you understand or confirms his (and likely my) status as a scoundrel.
I meant no misdirection. You are free to see any set up you want, but Coronado is the name of a guitar made by Fender in the 60s and i happen to own one.
You may also insult me all you want. As we have both said, we are all free to express our opinions and some people like to attack when they find someone who does not agree with them. That is your prerogative. If you decline to identify who you vilify as a scoundrel then I can only assume that you are speaking in general terms and we can never have an substantive debate about this person/group's level of integrity. I may see Obama as a scoundrel and you may see W as one, or vice versa. The point is, that it is subjective and personal attacks don't clear up your intentions or accusations.
Yes, I used the word bigot again. I think the shoe fits for some posters on here. I actually didn't see the prejudice in your posts.
Feel free to tell me how I am wrong about any future posts and I will feel free to voice my opinions in the way that makes sense to me. After all, isn't that one of the things that makes America great!
Why would my belief that a business would choose to close a plant when they are not bringing in enough revenue to sustain their current level of operations make it seem that I feel that I am "above the law"? You and anyone else are free to express your opinions as openly as you would like. I am also free to express my opinions.
Out of curiosity, who are the scoundrels that are destroying Dalton for profit? And which issue am i wrong about?
My explanation of the economics of plant closures is quite simplistic and is indeed the way that companies in all types of markets operate. ALL businesses that provide goods and services for a profit will cut costs (i.e. close down plants, layoff employees, cut raw material costs, find alternative suppliers, etc...) when they do not have enough revenue coming in to support the current level of operations. My level of knowledge about the support level of illegal immigrants comes first hand from a spouse that works directly with low income people of all races and citizenship/immigration status. Where does your knowledge base come from?
I honestly didn't intend to come off as condescending, but the initial comments on this forum immediately jumped to the conclusion that Beaulieu was closing this plant and cutting 170 jobs because they hired illegal immigrants.
For the record, here is a Wikipedia explanation of bigotry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigotry
If it sounds like an insult, then maybe the truth hurts.
Guess what Gemini65...I am a white man who was born and raised in Dalton. You assumed that I am hispanic, and that all hispanics are illegal immigrants. That is exactly the type of bigotry that I was talking about. There is no "golden spoon" for illegal workers. They do not get social security, medicare, medicaid, or food stamps. Your information is completely inaccurate. Getting back to the actual point of the article that we responded to, if Beaulieu employs all of the illegal immigrants that you and RL and the others on this forum have complained about, wouldn't Beaulieu's cost of doing business go down. When a business lowers its cost structure, it tends to become more financially sound and is much more likely to grow and add jobs than it is to shutter factories and cut jobs. Think about the economics of plant closures before blaming all of Dalton's problems on your perception of its workforce. Dalton's problem is that it is a manufacturing based community that does not have a diversified manufacturing base. It is all carpet mills and that market has taken a huge hit over the past several years.
Workers, illegal or otherwise, don't cause a company to close plants and downsize operations. Consumers not buying carpet and the other floor coverings that Beaulieu sells is what caused them to cut jobs and close factories. I doubt that my input matters to people who are willing to promote their bigotry on these comment boards, but I thought that it was worth mentioning.