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(Foreign Policy)   Governor Barbour to French millionaires: if you want to avoid all those new taxes your new President is proposing, why not move to Mississippi? No, I'm serious. Stop laughing   (foreignpolicy.com) divider line 29
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2012-08-09 04:53:16 AM
3 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: Just because Mississippi ranks 50th of the 50 states in education is nothing to worry about.


So there are 7 states doing worse than Mississippi?
2012-08-09 07:49:51 AM
2 votes:

keylock71: smitty04: Lenny_da_Hog: Worked for Toyota, eh?

"Several U.S. states were reportedly prepared to offer more than double that amount of subsidy. But Fedchun said much of that extra money would have been eaten away by higher training costs than are necessary for the Woodstock project.

He said Nissan and Honda have encountered difficulties getting new plants up to full production in recent years in Mississippi and Alabama due to an untrained - and often illiterate - workforce. In Alabama, trainers had to use "pictorials" to teach some illiterate workers how to use high-tech plant equipment."

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Ignorant people are a race now?


Yeah - a race to the bottom.
2012-08-09 06:07:37 AM
2 votes:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Lenny_da_Hog: Just because Mississippi ranks 50th of the 50 states in education is nothing to worry about.

So there are 7 states doing worse than Mississippi?


wow is that funny

or what

/never gets old. Never Ever!

/ever
2012-08-09 05:46:09 AM
2 votes:
Why are we surprised that Babar would welcome the French?

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2012-08-09 03:49:09 AM
2 votes:
Fortunately, there was a webcam available that captured one French-speaking multi-millionaire's reaction to the announcement:

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2012-08-09 03:43:44 AM
2 votes:
STDs: Link

Fatties: Link

Poverty: Link

Income: Link

Education: Link

Don't worry, Mr. Barbour. I'm sure none of the French job creators will do a Google search before setting up residence...
2012-08-09 03:37:20 AM
2 votes:
Worked for Toyota, eh?

"Several U.S. states were reportedly prepared to offer more than double that amount of subsidy. But Fedchun said much of that extra money would have been eaten away by higher training costs than are necessary for the Woodstock project.

He said Nissan and Honda have encountered difficulties getting new plants up to full production in recent years in Mississippi and Alabama due to an untrained - and often illiterate - workforce. In Alabama, trainers had to use "pictorials" to teach some illiterate workers how to use high-tech plant equipment."
2012-08-09 03:11:52 AM
2 votes:
Did Somalia try wooing them as well?
2012-08-09 07:19:52 PM
1 votes:

Hydra: NateGrey: This post is yet another example of why our economy is still so woefully drab and why it's only going to get worse - because rightists/conservatives like this so commonly found on Fark refuse to have an intelligent debate or be open minded about anything and are so ardently concrete in their ways of thinking that they will never change or critically examine it, and there is no amount of evidence they will ever accept as being sufficient even to begin to challenge their ideas. Ever.

Recognizing this and calling them on their bullshiat makes me an elitist, of course.

CPennypacker: In order for someone to have an intellectual debate with a rightie/republican they would have to be able to present an intellectual point to argue. But they can't because their positions are all based on superstition, ignorance, jealousy or just plain crotchety oldness.

James F. Campbell: Hydra, you are a gold standard kook. I don't think you have any right to be complaining to anyone about intelligent, open minded debates or rigid thinking. Like all conservatives, you are projecting: everything you have accused everyone else of doing is what you yourself are doing. Please kindly come down from your cross and fark off.


Exhibits A, B, and C, folks.

By the way, I've never called myself a conservative - I'm a libertarian (and if you knew anything about what the actual word "conservative" means, you would realize that YOU, in fact, are the true conservative here since you are in favor of ever-increasing government intervention in the operation of the economy, which is EXACTLY what has been going on for decades now).

/question to you three: what would it take for you to re-evaluate your personal stances on these issues? could anything actually change your mind? does this evidence actually exist, or are you so married to your worldview that you'll never change?


The irony of this post is that you come off like a 12 year old girl who is upset that someone insulted your favorite Disney boy band.
2012-08-09 11:18:50 AM
1 votes:

Epoch_Zero: Still waiting for those citations that prove your asinine assertions as truth, walkingtall.


But socialism bad is one of the immutable truths of the world, like fire hot, sky blue, water wet, and lemonade good.

Honestly though, the opposition to socialism seems to be rooted in the desire to be able to, to have the 'freedom', to buy anything, up to and including people. It doesn't matter that buying a person would be limiting that person's freedom, because presumably if they wanted to exercise their freedom to buy, they would have worked harder.
Townspeople complaining that your factory ruined the water supply? Buy the town. Kick out the people. Buy the people, force'em to drink the bad water. If the town wants clean water so badly, they should buy it themselves.

And the non 1% think they're not going to be the ones sold at auction, and it will instead be their lessers, be they a race, a religion, or a liberal arts major.
2012-08-09 11:11:10 AM
1 votes:

Hydra: blah blah blah


Hydra, you are a gold standard kook. I don't think you have any right to be complaining to anyone about intelligent, open minded debates or rigid thinking. Like all conservatives, you are projecting: everything you have accused everyone else of doing is what you yourself are doing. Please kindly come down from your cross and fark off.
2012-08-09 10:58:58 AM
1 votes:
I've lost the freedom to be denied private health insurance because of my Type 1 Diabetes. CURSE YOU, FARTBANGBUS!!!!
2012-08-09 10:32:10 AM
1 votes:
Pourquoi n'est-ce pas joueur de banjo portait pas de chaussures? Et où sont ses dents?
2012-08-09 10:05:52 AM
1 votes:

Glockenspiel Hero: I could go on and on but didn't the Occupy movement give you a clue that things arent as rosy as you think?


I can absolutely guarantee you that this guy thinks the OWS movement consists entirely of lazy college students with iPads and Starbucks frappuccinos, unwashed hippies, welfare queens looking for a handout, violent criminals and domestic terrorists.
2012-08-09 09:57:17 AM
1 votes:

walkingtall: False premise. They don't create jobs.

How do you figure? I have never gotten a job from anyone that didnt have a significant amount of either wealth or income. These measure penalize people with wealth and income. Not sure how you disconnect the two.


My favorite job was the one I got working for rich uncle citibank
2012-08-09 09:36:35 AM
1 votes:
"Ah ha ha ha ha"

"Class, en francais"

"Uh hoh hoh hoh hoh"
2012-08-09 08:30:49 AM
1 votes:

mekki: Does anyone believe that millionaires and billionaires really pay such high taxes?


www.ijreview.com
"Hold up. Pay taxes? Who the hell does that?"
2012-08-09 07:06:26 AM
1 votes:
Explains why so many Marylanders live in Palm Beach.

A new report says wealthy Maryland residents may be moving out due to recent tax hikes - a finding that is sure to escalate the battle over taxing the American rich.

The study, by the anti-tax group Change Maryland, says that a net 31,000 residents left the state between 2007 and 2010, the tenure of a "millionaire's tax" pushed through by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The tax, which expired in 2010, in imposed a rate of 6.25 percent on incomes of more than $1 million a year.
2012-08-09 06:52:54 AM
1 votes:
A good fence and gun tower will keep those unpatriotic French from escaping.
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2012-08-09 06:20:41 AM
1 votes:
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I'd rather be dead in France than alive in Mississippi
2012-08-09 05:49:59 AM
1 votes:

coco ebert: We've funneled the wealth in this country to the upper-tier class and with income and wealth inequality comes the breakdown across the board.


And if there's any country on Earth that should know what happens when the wealthy completely dominate the rest, it's France.
2012-08-09 05:27:29 AM
1 votes:

ozarkmatt: Walking into this tab. Again. And will get smacked by the libs that live here. Fully expect that,

But I have to ask. There has NEVER been a situation where the government takes the public's cash willy nilly and it works out well.

Never Ever.

Am I wrong? Or am I gonna get a bunch of crap?

I'll check in the morn' see what else shows up. But since this Fark, I have a pretty good idea.


Thanks for highlighting what I was trying to show in my above comments.
2012-08-09 04:17:25 AM
1 votes:
Is Haley Barbour secretly working for Hollande, because I can't think of a better way to make French millionaires and billionaires rethink their decision to leave. Sorry, but standard of living in France broadly exceeds the standard of living in the majority of the U.S.
2012-08-09 04:10:41 AM
1 votes:

Mrbogey: This whole discussion kinda tiptoes around the obvious.... if you've got that much money, you can afford to move wherever you want. Is the difference between Switzerland, Germany, and France, so stark that you'd pay a hundred thousand extra a year to live in France over either of the others?


But who wouldn't want to live in Mississippi instead of those places?
2012-08-09 03:42:15 AM
1 votes:

transplendent: Lenny_da_Hog: Just because Mississippi ranks 50th of the 50 states in education almost everything it's possible to keep score in is nothing to worry about.

Fixed


Hey, I'm pretty sure Mississippi is Number 1 in percentage of population with obesity
2012-08-09 03:33:01 AM
1 votes:
Because they don't want to be deported to Mexico when they speak a language other than English.
2012-08-09 03:20:51 AM
1 votes:
Yeah, leave that place where your taxes go to decent government services to a place where you'll pay less, get a lot less, and also have to deal with Republicans. Mississippi Republicans. Mississippi Republicans in Mississippi. With a French Accent.
2012-08-09 01:17:49 AM
1 votes:
What, 198 felons isn't enough? Now he's pardoning the French for their opposition to the Iraq war, perhaps?

Wait no... that can't be right... he only pardoned felons from prominent Mississippi families, major Republican donors, and people with close ties to his friends and family. Silly me!
2012-08-09 12:19:13 AM
1 votes:
FTFA: Perhaps Monsieur Hollande's leftist political base may be placated by skyrocketing tax rates on job creators...

Talking point terminology woven into the fabric of a fallacious argument followed by the argument that rich Frenchmen should take their ball and go home to Mississippi...pure pathological partisanship.

Will that mean we get to retire the ol' Freedom Fries terminology?
 
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