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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    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

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    by Corinthian Scales on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 10:51:34 AM EST
    That damn article that is sourced is just dripping with indicators of what's in store for Michigan taxpayers with the Gov Snydholm bridge.

    Liberal MP John McKay wants Ottawa to review the terms of GM's original loan. "They haven't actually paid back the loan at this point," he said. "They have declared dividends, they have sold off shares and ... the poor taxpayers of Ontario and Canada are left holding the bag."

    So, I officially welcome the soon to be unemployed GM workers of Canada and the Canadian taxpayers to the "Hosed by Government Motors Club."

    Gee, Wally, what does ya think will happen to us taxpayers when Gov Snydholm's lie about tolls repaying the Canucks unfolds?

    The biggest problem for the project will remain the rather small volume of traffic Michigan-Canada  - an average 45,000 vehicles/day already spread over three crossings with 12 lanes total (Blue Water Bridge 6 lanes, Detroit-Windsor Tunnel 2 lanes, Ambassador Bridge 4 lanes.) Present cause of delays is lack of border inspection staff especially on the US side, not bridge lanes.

    The Canadians want to do a PPP for the bridge proper - the $1,100m part - and they want toll revenues to attract private investment in that. They also want tolls to fund recovery of the $550m to be advanced for Michigan approaches.

    With total traffic so small that three crossings are barely profitable the notion it can be stretched to support a 4th crossing and service $1,650m seems far fetched.

    But Michigan Governor Snyder and the Canadians seem determined to try.

    Yup.  I officially welcome the soon to be upon us boondoggle bridge and the Michigan taxpayers to the "Hosed by Government Club."

    OABTW... Government Motors has been relocating their platform production to the ChiComs for some time now.  Hell, the U.S. taxpayer bailout GM (Thanks Thad) even funded a movie for the chins honoring Communism.

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