Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe created American jobs with his recently acquired electric-car company – just not in Virginia. After he was asked about it at a campaign event this week, the exchange raised questions over how voters will react. The Democratic candidate said it’s the state’s fault for not pursuing manufacturing business like his own, recommending more aggressive tax incentives. As he cast it, McAuliffe’s own company is a case study in Virginia’s economic policy. McAuliffe’s firm, GreenTech opened a plant in Horn Lake, Miss., in July and plans to open another in Tunica, Miss.,
Isn´t Mississippi a right to work state? How do the dems unions feel about that? Why, yes it is! why didn´t he open his plants in places like Michigan, or California? When it comes down to making money, with dems it´s "Hurray for me. Screw you".
Terry has a history of bankruptcy, governmental funding with federal grants and state tax relief, and his political funding comes the Clinton machine and unions. He is a prime example of democrat slime.
VA is a right to work state, very friendly to businesses. Many businesses are fleeing states like MD next door for VA´s friendly business climate. I fear he moved his business to MS because their wages are lower.
Of course he´s a recipient of stimulus dollars and of course he moved the plant there due to low wages. I try to tell people this is merely an extension of the Clinton administration-the Hillary version , anyway. Bill took a few ashtrays to the noggin for breaking Alinsky´s rules of even pretending to be bi-partisan. The only thing that has changed is the figurehead in our White House. Barry´s suit of melanin armor has allowed Hillary to accomplish nearly everything she dreamed of in the 90s. He´s untouchable and I feel really bad about being a racist when I say that. OK, I´m over it.
this creep is running for governor...virginia you deserve him....fraud and liar that he is....after going for obama i have no sympathy for any of you in virginia......another dumb state that voted for handouts over a good man to lead this country.......and that creepoid tim kane over another good man in george allen...virginia YOU ARE LOST
The real question that should be asked to Terry McAuliffe is why he didn´t invest in a plant in a Blue State like Illinois, California, or Massachusetts. Why did he invest in a red state that did not vote for Obama or Clinton for president? I find it interesting when liberals invest like conservatives but vote like welfare addicts.
Well, I´m not sure about Horn Lake, but Tunica is an extremely depressed (read majority black) area of the Mississippi Delta region which, until the casinos took root, was a Life magazine picture paradise of ´long-suffering black people of Mississippi.´
There´s probably a huge government grant tucked away somewhere. Good luck finding people willing to work a job there.
However, Mississippi is a ´right-to-work´ state and is doing fairly well in attracting industry, which tends toward the Eastern and central areas of the state. Nissan has a facility just north of Jackson and Toyota just opened a new plant close to Tupelo.
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