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(NewsChannel 5 Nashville)   More evidence that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam deliberately cost the state 1,300 high-paying VW factory jobs to stick it to the UAW   (newschannel5.com) divider line 40
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2014-04-26 08:46:27 AM  
laser-like focus on jobs™!
 
2014-04-26 08:58:28 AM  

FlashHarry: laser-like focus on jobs™!


Ctrl-f..."creating"...0 results
 
2014-04-26 09:47:51 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: FlashHarry: laser-like focus on jobs™!

Ctrl-f..."creating"...0 results


Look for the word "create" instead. It's a different tense of the verb, one that you may not be familiar with. That absolutely is in the article.
 
2014-04-26 09:50:59 AM  

Serious Black: Look for the word "create" instead. It's a different tense of the verb, one that you may not be familiar with. That absolutely is in the article.


laser-like focus on create jobsTM? That don't make no sense.


/By the way Poindexter, the joke I was trying to make was that focusing on destroying jobs is still focusing on jobs.
 
2014-04-26 01:50:07 PM  
I wonder how long it is until some idiot comes in thinking it was sooo awesome that he's sticking it to the unions?
 
2014-04-26 01:58:44 PM  

germ78: I wonder how long it is until some idiot comes in thinking it was sooo awesome that he's sticking it to the unions?


sorry I'm late. Thank good he is sticking it to the unions. Why should anybody cater to them?
 
2014-04-26 02:30:17 PM  
Hey, Tennessee...why haven't you strung this douche up yet?
 
2014-04-26 02:44:53 PM  
Just remember, union workers are terrorists and not Americans. You wouldn't help a terrorist, would you?
 
2014-04-26 02:45:21 PM  

germ78: I wonder how long it is until some idiot comes in thinking it was sooo awesome that he's sticking it to the unions?


Was that a question?
 
2014-04-26 02:48:56 PM  
Small government Republican, indeed.
 
2014-04-26 02:51:23 PM  

PapaChester: Just remember, union workers are terrorists and not Americans. You wouldn't help a terrorist, would you?


I wouldn't say that. But unions themselves are strictly democrat politician fund raising machines. No republican should ever do something that is only going to hurt his party and fund the opposition.
 
2014-04-26 02:56:46 PM  
Corporate welfare is bad. Unless the lack of it hurts unions.
 
2014-04-26 03:00:27 PM  

Tricky Chicken: PapaChester: Just remember, union workers are terrorists and not Americans. You wouldn't help a terrorist, would you?

I wouldn't say that. But unions themselves are strictly democrat politician fund raising machines. No republican should ever do something that is only going to hurt his party and fund the opposition.


I know quite a few cops. They're unionized. They vote almost exclusively GOP.
 
2014-04-26 03:04:50 PM  

Tricky Chicken: PapaChester: Just remember, union workers are terrorists and not Americans. You wouldn't help a terrorist, would you?

I wouldn't say that. But unions themselves are strictly democrat politician fund raising machines. No republican should ever do something that is only going to hurt his party and fund the opposition.


Unions support candidates that best represent their members, you know working class people. In the 50's and 60's the Unions supported Republican and Democratic candidates equally. Now Republicans have become lock step anti-working class, so unions no longer support Republican candidates.

But anyway, how didn't these guys think this email was going to get leaked? They went and pissed off VW with their interference with VW was trying to do, they didn't think VW was going to expose them to the world? I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg.
 
2014-04-26 03:13:48 PM  

ongbok: Tricky Chicken: PapaChester: Just remember, union workers are terrorists and not Americans. You wouldn't help a terrorist, would you?

I wouldn't say that. But unions themselves are strictly democrat politician fund raising machines. No republican should ever do something that is only going to hurt his party and fund the opposition.

Unions support candidates that best represent their members, you know working class people. In the 50's and 60's the Unions supported Republican and Democratic candidates equally. Now Republicans have become lock step anti-working class, so unions no longer support Republican candidates.

But anyway, how didn't these guys think this email was going to get leaked? They went and pissed off VW with their interference with VW was trying to do, they didn't think VW was going to expose them to the world? I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg.


They took back an offer for tax incentives. This whole deal is making union sycophants argue in favor of corporate welfare. That amuses me.
 
2014-04-26 03:26:06 PM  

Tricky Chicken:

Buzz words and catch phrases

 
2014-04-26 03:37:45 PM  

Tricky Chicken: ongbok: Tricky Chicken: PapaChester: Just remember, union workers are terrorists and not Americans. You wouldn't help a terrorist, would you?

I wouldn't say that. But unions themselves are strictly democrat politician fund raising machines. No republican should ever do something that is only going to hurt his party and fund the opposition.

Unions support candidates that best represent their members, you know working class people. In the 50's and 60's the Unions supported Republican and Democratic candidates equally. Now Republicans have become lock step anti-working class, so unions no longer support Republican candidates.

But anyway, how didn't these guys think this email was going to get leaked? They went and pissed off VW with their interference with VW was trying to do, they didn't think VW was going to expose them to the world? I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg.

They took back an offer for tax incentives. This whole deal is making union sycophants argue in favor of corporate welfare. That amuses me.


They took back the offer because VW was encouraging the union talks, and that email proves it.
 
2014-04-26 03:38:20 PM  

Tricky Chicken: They took back an offer for tax incentives. This whole deal is making union sycophants argue in favor of corporate welfare. That amuses me.


If you have to either laugh or cry, might as well be amused.
 
2014-04-26 03:42:10 PM  

ongbok: They took back the offer because VW was encouraging the union talks, and that email proves it.


thebreakthrough.org
 
2014-04-26 03:47:33 PM  

BMFPitt: ongbok: They took back the offer because VW was encouraging the union talks, and that email proves it.

[thebreakthrough.org image 237x213]


A politician using an offer they promised a company to strong arm it into screwing over its employes, isn't that the point of the thread? But i do like how you and your friend tried to turn the thread from that into VW being mad because they weren't able to get any corporate welfare.
 
2014-04-26 03:56:12 PM  

ongbok: A politician using an offer they promised a company to strong arm it into screwing over its employes, isn't that the point of the thread?


That was definitely the point of the thread.  Yet totally unrelated to the comment you responded to.

But i do like how you and your friend tried to turn the thread from that into VW being mad because they weren't able to get any corporate welfare.

And this is exactly the point of that comment.  People like you cheering on corporate welfare.  The offer should have never been made in the first place, so I don't much care why it was rescinded.
 
2014-04-26 04:00:05 PM  

BMFPitt: ongbok: A politician using an offer they promised a company to strong arm it into screwing over its employes, isn't that the point of the thread?

That was definitely the point of the thread.  Yet totally unrelated to the comment you responded to.

But i do like how you and your friend tried to turn the thread from that into VW being mad because they weren't able to get any corporate welfare.

And this is exactly the point of that comment.  People like you cheering on corporate welfare.  The offer should have never been made in the first place, so I don't much care why it was rescinded.


I'm not cheering on corporate welfare, point to were I am. I am pointing out that a politician was trying to strong arm a company into interfering in the union process. You are trying to change the conversation to corporate welfare to try to avoid acknowledging what happened.
 
2014-04-26 04:14:39 PM  

ongbok: I'm not cheering on corporate welfare, point to were I am.


Where you complained that they didn't give out corporate welfare.  But if you would like, elaborate on your stance, then.  Should it have been legal for the offer to have been made in the first place?

I am pointing out that a politician was trying to strong arm a company into interfering in the union process.

TFA and Subby seem to have that covered.  Since nobody has disputed that fact, what do you feel you are bringing to the conversation?

You are trying to change the conversation to corporate welfare to try to avoid acknowledging what happened.

Other than where I explicitly acknowledged that it happened, you mean?
 
2014-04-26 04:15:55 PM  

Tricky Chicken: They took back an offer for tax incentives. This whole deal is making union sycophants argue in favor of corporate welfare. That amuses me.


Actually it's not about that at all, it's about the state trying to tell VW how to run their factory. Indeed effectively attempting to extort VW for the purpose.
 
2014-04-26 04:23:24 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Actually it's not about that at all, it's about the state trying to tell VW how to run their factory. Indeed effectively attempting to extort VW for the purpose.


So what they did when VW did not give in to their demands.  Can you explain how that would not best be described as taking back an offer of corporate welfare?
 
2014-04-26 05:00:25 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Tricky Chicken: They took back an offer for tax incentives. This whole deal is making union sycophants argue in favor of corporate welfare. That amuses me.

Actually it's not about that at all, it's about the state trying to tell VW how to run their factory. Indeed effectively attempting to extort VW for the purpose.


they were offering VW tax incentives. The 'extortion' you refer to would only amount to forcing them to pay the same taxes as other companies with no added financial incentives. Effectively withholding 'corporate welfare'. Effectively, they were saying 'if you want us to give you evil republican style corporate breaks, run your company like an evil republican.'

But the VW position seems to be 'we demand you give us evil republican corporate welfare, and still run our company like dirty hippies that fund democrats.'

This amuses me still.

What cracks me up the most, is I hate corporate special treatment, and the strong arm theft of union dues from line workers at the same time.
 
2014-04-26 07:46:05 PM  

germ78: I wonder how long it is until some idiot comes in thinking it was sooo awesome that he's sticking it to the unions?


Well since its the UAW its not exactly a bad thing, since they are one of the primary unions that pushed for the law that states workers can't organize and bring grievances to companies unless they first join a union.

In Germany workers can organize without paying dues and can address issues that just affect them instead of forcing agendas on people who have no interest in certain issues.
 
2014-04-26 08:28:37 PM  
I like how there is no law stopping this because the idea that a corporation would support a union and the government oppose it was laughably absurd at the time.
 
2014-04-26 09:16:35 PM  
Thanks Obama!

When will he stop killing jobs for Tennessee?
 
2014-04-26 10:11:58 PM  
At least his brother is the bastion of ethical behavior.
 
2014-04-26 10:23:43 PM  
What everyone is forgetting is that the workers, yes, the WORKERS, voted against the union.

The incentives that Haslem offered VW had not effect because VW WANTED THE UNION.

Nice to see a democratic election work.

Besides the UAW dropped their charges of a 'fraudulent' election because they realized it was a lost cause.

And seriously, good.
No one should be forced to join a union.
 
2014-04-26 11:15:05 PM  
Don't worry, he's offering them rebates.  He has a guy who can do that for him.
 
2014-04-27 01:28:33 AM  

douchebag/hater: What everyone is forgetting is that the workers, yes, the WORKERS, voted against the union.

The incentives that Haslem offered VW had not effect because VW WANTED THE UNION.

Nice to see a democratic election work.

Besides the UAW dropped their charges of a 'fraudulent' election because they realized it was a lost cause.

And seriously, good.
No one should be forced to join a union.


Yeah, children shouldn't be forced to get an education, people shouldn't be forced to obey laws, etc etc.

Aren't you special. Every body should be Freeeeee!!!!!

And in your case, free to lie constantly. Your jealousy for those who make more money than you by virtue of being in a union is telling.
 
2014-04-27 05:20:59 AM  

douchebag/hater: What everyone is forgetting is that the workers, yes, the WORKERS, voted against the union.

The incentives that Haslem offered VW had not effect because VW WANTED THE UNION.

Nice to see a democratic election work.

Besides the UAW dropped their charges of a 'fraudulent' election because they realized it was a lost cause.

And seriously, good.
No one should be forced to join a union.


The Democrats position would be "it's not a proper vote unless these are card checks and intimidation involved'
 
2014-04-27 07:06:53 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: Tricky Chicken: PapaChester: Just remember, union workers are terrorists and not Americans. You wouldn't help a terrorist, would you?

I wouldn't say that. But unions themselves are strictly democrat politician fund raising machines. No republican should ever do something that is only going to hurt his party and fund the opposition.

I know quite a few cops. They're unionized. They vote almost exclusively GOP.


There you go with facts and things. Poor righties and Fark Independents don't believe in those.
 
2014-04-27 08:07:00 AM  

steamingpile: germ78: I wonder how long it is until some idiot comes in thinking it was sooo awesome that he's sticking it to the unions?

Well since its the UAW its not exactly a bad thing, since they are one of the primary unions that pushed for the law that states workers can't organize and bring grievances to companies unless they first join a union.

In Germany workers can organize without paying dues and can address issues that just affect them instead of forcing agendas on people who have no interest in certain issues.


Source?
 
2014-04-27 08:10:50 AM  

Tricky Chicken: ongbok: Tricky Chicken: PapaChester: Just remember, union workers are terrorists and not Americans. You wouldn't help a terrorist, would you?

I wouldn't say that. But unions themselves are strictly democrat politician fund raising machines. No republican should ever do something that is only going to hurt his party and fund the opposition.

Unions support candidates that best represent their members, you know working class people. In the 50's and 60's the Unions supported Republican and Democratic candidates equally. Now Republicans have become lock step anti-working class, so unions no longer support Republican candidates.

But anyway, how didn't these guys think this email was going to get leaked? They went and pissed off VW with their interference with VW was trying to do, they didn't think VW was going to expose them to the world? I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg.

They took back an offer for tax incentives. This whole deal is making union sycophants argue in favor of corporate welfare. That amuses me.


No. They were arguing against government meddling in the right to free association. Take off your  Koch-colored lenses.
 
2014-04-27 09:14:02 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: FlashHarry: laser-like focus on jobs™!

Ctrl-f..."creating"...0 results


Sounds like the thread is a metaphor.
 
2014-04-27 10:32:37 AM  
Tricky Chicken

 "No republican should ever do something that is only going to hurt his party and fund the opposition. "


Even if it helps their constituency? Look at what a petty, partisan douchebag you are.

/Why are the right-wing trolls usually in "adjective animal" format??
 
2014-04-28 12:02:15 AM  

FlippityFlap: Tricky Chicken

 "No republican should ever do something that is only going to hurt his party and fund the opposition. "


Even if it helps their constituency? Look at what a petty, partisan douchebag you are.

/Why are the right-wing trolls usually in "adjective animal" format??


you seem to have no concept of the meaning of the word 'only'.
 
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