You said Soakya had a crystal Ball, but he doesn't need one.
History is a good guide: I guess you know VW came to western, PA to build the rabbit on taxpayer money and left town after 10 years.
Today's car market is much more competitive and is a shrinking market. The SUV is moving toward the end of its cycle and will go the way of the minivan and NOW VW is just going to enter the market? Honestly, they are just throwing crap against the wall to see what sticks. Do you know why? Because they can. They can since they did not invest their own money. I will risk other people's money all day long. I hope I am wrong, but I know I am not. Get some good experience and get your resume ready.
You saw the massive decline in Passat sales? Those initial sales were just pipeline sales. There simply is no room for VW in the American car market on a large scale. They would never have come here if they had to spend their own money. That's what's wrong with the public/private partnership we keep hearing is so good for us.
Librul, here's your chance to prove me wrong: In your very first post you wrote about a 200 word anti-christian rant.
I want you to now write a 200 word (minimum) anti-Islam rant. Include specifics of Muslim crimes like you did in the first post. I really want to see the intensity and loathing.
Wow, I feel like a 5th grade teacher assigning a common core English lesson!! Your assignment is due by 11:00 AM tomorrow; right before you head to church! LOL
I can't wait to read it!!
Thanks Soakya. You got it right. They are not the equal opportunity offenders they say they are, are they?
Rickaroo, you should have known I wasn't talking to you when I said idiots. You are the smartest man in the world. We all know it to be true.
You know everything. You said so to Mr. Taj.
There is nothing you can be taught. You never list any references. You never quote any thing from anyone. You are your own source of all wisdom. You are your own foot note. All that you know comes your very own mind.
Honestly, as soon as I see your name, I skip it. You know why? Here it is:
This is Rickaroo in a nutshell:
Christians bad, Atheists good.
Jesus bad, Rickaroo good.
Republicans bad, Democrats good.
Tea Party Very bad, occupiers good.
capitalism bad, big government good.
individual charity bad, government programs good.
oh yeah, one more -
creation wrong, spontaneous big bang correct.
Do I have you covered?
You all go on your usual rabid attack against Christianity for absolutely no reason. How can you idiots be sure that Amos Taj is not one of your fine fellow atheists?
yes, go back and re-read his letter.
Are you liberals not completely irrational?
You made a very stupid assumption based on your very violent bias and lashed out like a pack of wild dogs. Could not an atheist have written every word Mr. Taj wrote?
Corker "loves this city so much that is was willing to offer up our tax base to VW and build crony capitalist public/private partnerships to develop a waterfront to make us a "progressive" city.
Funny thing Corker never ran as a progressive, but he certainly is one.
Corker, Haslam, Watson, etc... spent $587 million of taxpayer money on a foreign corporation that will be here less than ten years (the length of time it was in western PA before they pulled up stakes).
Redevelopment schemes benefit Corker and well connected developers who get to get rich at our expense and create risky developments that look so pretty but ultimately are not economically viable. The result of government directed growth is debt which turns us into Stockton, CA.
Corker is no Carnegie. Carnegie spent his own money to help society, not ours!
Ron Ray said "elected leaders who are spending taxpayer dollars to assuage their own guilt of stingy charitable donations."
Right on Ron!! Well said. Milton Friedman addressed this head on. Listen at the 17:20 to 18:10 mark for a very excellent question and the answer Milton Friedman gives.
Maaary, Mary; why you buggin?
Christians with guns are the problem? All those fundamentalists who are involved in armed robbery, bank jobs and gang violence ought to just lay down their arms. They continually use their "weapon of choice" to perpetrate violence in our city.
this war between the Baptists and the Methodists has to end! When will the killing end.
Maybe we can spend some federal funds and have the government use the highpoint method in our churches?
Ken, good points: Don't you think that after three years with Jesus, Peter would have gotten the message: "Dude, loose the sword" if that was in fact the wish of Jesus himself?
I guess Gardenhire has learned very quickly what it takes to stay in office for the next ten terms: Give away after give away to special interest groups with no regard for the cost.
well said soakya. You must feel lonely out here on this thread?
It amazes me that no one cares to comment on a story when we clearly see a politician handing out a government subsidy to a particular special interest group. I guess the usual commentators on this site don't see how the very business that this article is about is exactly what is destroying our nation.
We see a conservative Republican sponsoring legislation that is widely supported by liberal Democrats and the people love it! I guess this is the compromise that we all can agree on?
"What worked then did not work this time around"
You are correct Alpo; It certainly didn't work. Yet you still hold to the same ideas that are failing right before your eyes by your own admission!
You still believe the same old progressive spoon fed garbage that war brings prosperity and that the great depression was caused by the failure of capitalism. I know your mind is completely inflexible but I'll try to put this link in front of you one more time.
Milton Friedman - The Great Depression Myth