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    Republicans and the "free" market

    So you republicans like to talk for days about how great the free market is, but please explain to me how this **** is a free market: https://www.google.com/amp/www.chica...story,amp.html

    This goes back to my statement about republicans stacking the deck in the so called "free" market.

    Oh and cue irony since it's not even an American company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    So you republicans like to talk for days about how great the free market is, but please explain to me how this **** is a free market: https://www.google.com/amp/www.chica...story,amp.html

    This goes back to my statement about republicans stacking the deck in the so called "free" market.

    Oh and cue irony since it's not even an American company.
    I guess you missed the part about it being a bipartisan bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Tzadok View Post
    I guess you missed the part about it being a bipartisan bill.
    Bipartisan in that a few democrats supported it, the bill passed 64-31. With only 2 republicans voting against it. It was mostly a republican bill.

    So again my question is why are republicans in mass behind this bill?? It's state sanctioning with tax dollars to give one foreign company an unfair advantage in the "free" market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    So you republicans like to talk for days about how great the free market is, but please explain to me how this **** is a free market: https://www.google.com/amp/www.chica...story,amp.html

    This goes back to my statement about republicans stacking the deck in the so called "free" market.

    Oh and cue irony since it's not even an American company.
    It's free for Foxconn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Tzadok View Post
    I guess you missed the part about it being a bipartisan bill.
    Exactly.

    Both parties do this, fyi.

    Living in Austin we see this constantly. And Austin is very liberal and run by Ds.

    High tech companies would get massive incentive packages to open wafer fabs (where silicon chips are made) all throughout the 1990s. I, and many friends, worked in places that got incentives.

    Sadly, it's how business is done all too often. I've even seen companies play cities off each other to get more incentives, kinda like NFL owners looking for the sweetest stadium deals.

    Not defending it, but it does create jobs and thus revenue on the back end. Taxpayers can only hope they get more on the back end than what they gave away as incentives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMR View Post
    It's free for Foxconn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    So you republicans like to talk for days about how great the free market is, but please explain to me how this **** is a free market: https://www.google.com/amp/www.chica...story,amp.html

    This goes back to my statement about republicans stacking the deck in the so called "free" market.

    Oh and cue irony since it's not even an American company.
    "Free market" ? Fella, you are way behind the times...

    Just wait until the government intervenes in the economy to REALLY combat AGW, then we will see just how unfree markets are and have been for a long time.

    Sounds like a good deal for Wisconsin to me, bringing jobs to the USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    Bipartisan in that a few democrats supported it, the bill passed 64-31. With only 2 republicans voting against it. It was mostly a republican bill.

    So again my question is why are republicans in mass behind this bill?? It's state sanctioning with tax dollars to give one foreign company an unfair advantage in the "free" market.
    Happens all the time. Any reason why the Dims were against it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1bad65 View Post
    Exactly.

    Both parties do this, fyi.

    Living in Austin we see this constantly. And Austin is very liberal and run by Ds.

    High tech companies would get massive incentive packages to open wafer fabs (where silicon chips are made) all throughout the 1990s. I, and many friends, worked in places that got incentives.

    Sadly, it's how business is done all too often. I've even seen companies play cities off each other to get more incentives, kinda like NFL owners looking for the sweetest stadium deals.

    Not defending it, but it does create jobs and thus revenue on the back end. Taxpayers can only hope they get more on the back end than what they gave away as incentives.
    Right, but we already know that liberals are socialists. The republicans constantly talk about how they're capitalists and hold to the free market. This isn't what they demonstrate with bills like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKR View Post
    Happens all the time. Any reason why the Dims were against it ?
    Probably because they don't enjoy the idea of giving away 3 billion in tax dollars to inflate the accounts of a few billionaires.

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