Remington Arms Flees South
Remington Arms has called Ilion, N.Y., home since its founding in 1816, employing some 1,200 people in the process, but when it builds a new manufacturing facility with some 2,000 new jobs it won't be in the Empire State where they're created, but rather the Heart of Dixie, Alabama, that will reap the bounty.
Escape From New York: Remington Arms Flees South
Hurray for Dixie! Hurray!
This illustrates the economic principle of long term costs versus short term costs.
In the very long term, all costs are variable. Even the plant is a variable flexible cost.
Plant relocation at the obsolescence of an old plant always must take into consideration local burdens such as taxation and regulation, as well as labor prices.
Alabama must be a paradise compared with NYS.
I think more firearm companies should move to locations where they are appreciated instead of staying in places that hate them.
Originally Posted by AdamSmith
Originally Posted by AdamSmith
Yes sir, gentlemen. This helps send a message loud and clear. Only trouble is, the governors of those states in question are too stupid to understand the unintended consequences of their actions.
Originally Posted by WilliamDahl
It's not that they're stupid, they just don't care about the unintended consequences of their actions. It has no effect on their personal lives. They'll just wipe their hands clean in the wake of all the damage they have done after they leave office. New York hasn't changed it's policies in spite of the mass exodus of people and jobs, more so than any other state in the nation. That's why they are running those idiotic "New York's Open for Business" ads while at the same time booting long time established businesses out. Cuomo's (Ill Duce) comments towards those who hold political beliefs different than his were not too "welcoming" either. The new mayor of New York City, Bill DeBlasio intends to tax the shit out of businesses and individuals to create a progressive utopia. Just wait till they leave, and I hope they do. Who will be left to pay the bills? What company in their right mind would move to a state that is openly hostile to businesses and individuals for that matter? They think that by granting new businesses "tax free" status for ten years will reel them in, while not granting the same privileges to businesses that are already established there is a good idea? Somebody in New York will have to pay for those subsidies, New York State is not about to give that money up. Then the problem is what happens after ten years, when those subsidies run out? On second thought they are pretty stupid. But not as stupid as the people who elected them and continue to elect them in the first place. I think it's about time that people should have to pass some kind of competency test before they're allowed to vote.
"Yes sir, gentlemen. This helps send a message loud and clear. Only trouble is, the governors of those states in question are too stupid to understand the unintended consequences of their actions."
I agree with Desertman. Those governors aren't necessarily stupid, but the politics of it all clouds their judgment.
More jobs for Free America ( or at least freer)
Exactly! My goal is to convince as many people as possible to leave those God awful states, if this can be accomplished the "Blue States" will get weaker and the "Red States" will get stronger. It's just that simple. It will be the end of the Democratic Party's stranglehold on America, and we wouldn't have a "Black Militant" in the White House today or God forbid a "Radical Feminist" and pathological liar in 2016. Those two loathsome swines will be nominating judges to the federal bench and the Supreme Court. When the Hell are the people ever going to wake up? If not it will be the end of the United States as a "Constitutional Republic". May God help us all!
"More jobs for Free America ( or at least freer)"
There will always be Communists in California, NY, Mass, etc.
And they will always try to corrupt the Federal level with their own Communist thinking.
Feinstein and Pelosi are true examples.
The most important thing is a strong, strict constructionist US Supreme Court, especially as far as gun rights are concerned.
Trying to get people to move South is only going to cause yet another Civil War.
True, but if all the Republican/Conservatives left those states they would have no decisive power in the electoral college. Alaska, Delaware, Washington DC, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming have 3 votes. California has the most with 55. Can you imagine if California, New York and Illinois only had 3 electoral votes each? As it is now they have a combined total of 113 guaranteed Democratic, it would be great if it were only 9. This doesn't even take into consideration the weakening of the other "Blue" states. I assure you the outcome of the presidential election would be quite different.
"There will always be Communists in California, NY, Mass, etc."
As long as there's a Democrat in the White House we can pretty much kiss that goodbye.
"The most important thing is a strong, strict constructionist US Supreme Court, especially as far as gun rights are concerned."
They will be completely powerless and will make no more noise than a in the bathtub.
"And they will always try to corrupt the Federal level with their own Communist thinking. Feinstein and Pelosi are true examples."
Not all "Red" states are in the south, besides as divided as this country is today we still haven't had another Civil War
"Trying to get people to move South is only going to cause yet another Civil War."
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