What's "just not the same" as what??? I have no particular loyalty to the UAW. I do have a problem with corporate moochers paying sweatshop wages and letting the rest of us subsidize their low wages and property tax bills. I think even Texans are starting to catch one to the lunacy of that little game.
Pssst. Facts. The UAW is in Texas.
So with low union membership, and a minimum wage that's considerably lower in inflation-adjusted dollars than it was in the 70's, and relatively low taxes, Tennessee is swimming in jobs, right?
It's 11:35 a.m. Do you know where your business partner is?
Z you've made my point for me. And you would be a republican, right? Can't wait to copy and paste this thread and send it around to my female friends and relatives.
Exactly. "Now little lady, don't worry, we know what's best for you and your lady parts."
Facts, as long as your GOP keeps pandering to the Huckabee and Rand Paul crowd, you own them. They are the GOP.
Eventually gays will be allowed to marry. The police and fire pension issue will be settled before these petitions are voted on, which takes away the argument that this is all about fairness to first responders.
When I was younger, my church taught me that if you got divorced, you could not be a member of the church. If you remarried, you were committing adultery. So, why aren't we talking about the "divorced lifestyle." One isn't born divorced, it's a choice. Why aren't we talking about the cost of providing tax funded benefits to remarried partners? Of course, I decided that my church was full of it and it pretty much cured me of organized religion.
I am certain Conservative is a false Christian.
Let's see, what is the unifying factor for almost all gun crimes?
The perpetrators are men. I think we'd be much better off if only women were allowed to own guns. From a purely statistical point of view.
"Cadre of naysayers?" Has it occurred to you that there are those of us who follow these issues who have spent years studying sound and sane development practices - how have studied what works and what hasn't in other parts of the country? First of all, my guess is that this area will soon be on the table as another TIF district. A type of financing district that has been discontinued in the states where it all began. Why? Because the numbers didn't work out. These districts eroded the tax base to the point that ordinary landowners were shouldering a disproportionate amount of services. Then there is the issue of clawbacks. We don't, apparently, want to "get it in writing." Then there is the possibility of PILOT agreements. At some point one has to begin to wonder how one group of connected developers can build so much, with so little skin in the game. The Aquarium, VW, Downtown - these were all supposed to be catalysts to allow future development to grow organically. Kind of like a pushing off point. It is senseless to subsidize every new large development that comes down the pike. Other communities have finally learned how to, "Just say no." We need to learn from them.