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    Tag: DIBC

    Hitting The Nail

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 10:18:12 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Crony, Snyder, Moroun, DIBC, Henry Payne, Prop 6, Yes, Business (all tags)

    On the head.

    If it were YOUR business, monopoly, interest, etc..  What would you do?  What would be YOUR actions if the government came gunning for you and your interest in holding on to a business built both legally and with solid business acumen.  That is the point I have made many times before with regard to Moroun and the DIBC.

    And Henry Payne makes a decent case for it as well a couple days ago, when he points out the hypocrisy of the media that decries Moroun's efforts:

    "Take the Journal. It's the only daily newspaper in the state's capital. What if the governments of Canada, Michigan, and the US ganged up on the LSJ's "monopoly," and decided to publish a government-run newspaper to put the Journal out of business?

    You don't have to endorse Moroun's over-the-top, misleading ads - or his ballot proposal - to know that is exactly what the Canadian government is doing to the Ambassador Bridge Company.

    In a decades-long war with Moroun, the Canadian government has tried repeatedly to put the Michigan mogul out of business, jealous that a private company is making money on "their" international border crossing. What is dumb-founding is that it has found a Michigan governor and American government to ally with them to destroy a profitable, American business."

    And that last point should not be lost in the midst of Snyder's Taxpayer funded 'education' bus tour.

    For years, the legislature has been reticent on taking action on a new bridge for a few reasons.  Not the least of which has been that very last fact.  The question begged by conservative Republican legislators, is "Why would we hurt an American business to give a benefit to the Canadians?  Short term gain as Payne alludes, is certainly ALL we get out of such a thing, and while there was a Democrat governor, resistance was easy for Republicans.

    With the current governor, it suddenly makes it OK? Did Republicans leave their principles at the door when the majority changed?

    Any of you who run a business that YOU BUILT, understand what happens when government grows to a point where they can use your tax dollars to abuse you repeatedly.  Crony short term gains by the actions and wishes of this governor, and his waiting-in-the-wings beneficiaries can all too easily be replaced by the long term losses more closely associated with American business failures due to external forces.

    GOVERNMENT intervention.

    (1 comment) Comments >>

    So Maybe We Don't NEED That Bridge

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 01:24:50 PM EST
    Tags: Canada, Obama's Whuppin Boy, DIBC, Michigan, VOLT, GM, Impalas, Fares, Traffic (all tags)

    After all.

    At least for one particular part of production.  In fact perhaps this could be a great way to increase our share of North American manufacturing.  Simply close the plants across the moat:

    "CBC News reports that an Ontario General Motors' plant where Chevy Impalas and Equinoxes were built will be closed down, costing Canadians around 2,000 jobs. GM reportedly plans to partially move production of the Impala to its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan. You may remember the Hamtramck site from the Chevy Volt commercial which trumpeted the building of Volts there. It now seems that low demand for the Volt has led to the plant having enough time to build other, conventionally-powered vehicles. While the Volt may have been the car GM "had to build," it appears that consumers would "prefer" them to build cars like the Impala."
    You think?

    Lets see.  Less VOLTS = less taxpayer subsidies, more electricity available for our playstations, and more Impalas built in the USofA.

    And a few less bridge tolls.

    Win, Win, super win. Right Guv?

    Oh, and anyhow, it probably has more to do with Obummer's recently noted JOBS stagnation,(and all the adjustments downward of the previous gains noted) and trying to make those up.(2,000 at a time) To heck with the cannucks when there's an election to be won!

    H/T Paul Chesser

    (1 comment) Comments >>

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