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The party of the free market, as long as it gets to dictate what decisions are made

by: Eric B.

Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 13:53:45 PM EST

Ford and GM are not welcome in South Carolina.

South Carolina is glad to have non-union jobs from BMW, Michelin and Boeing, but don’t expect any factories from Ford, General Motors, Chrysler or other companies with unionized work forces.

According to Gov. Nikki Haley, they’re not welcome.

Haley said Wednesday that she discourages companies from building new facilities in South Carolina if they are planning to bring a union with them.

I share this here because there is fundamentally no difference between Nikki Haley and Michigan's current Republican Party. None. It's basically the same people who say and do the exact same things. You can ignore protests that our Republicans are more moderate or thoughtful because of our industrial history and because of Michigan's long history of unionism. They're basically all the same people.

The point, also, is that these people have a very narrow support for anything resembling the free market. If it means a decision they don't like, or the superior performance of, say, a more energy efficient product, they'll come down on it like a ton of bricks.

Eric B. :: The party of the free market, as long as it gets to dictate what decisions are made
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"Picking winners and losers"
Isn't this the very thing Republicans say government shouldn't do?

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

So many words
There are so many words that I can not utter, here.  This is out-and-old, bold-faced hypocrisy.

I mean, not that I care.  I'd much rather them continue to consolidate here in Michigan like they've been doing.  Talk about government micromanaging.  Everything they accuse us of doing up here in the North is exactly what they actually do, down there.  Conservatives have gotten projection down to a fine art.

"Conservatives have gotten projection down to a fine art."
Of course they do.  It's their favorite defense mechanism.

Greetings from Detroit, Ground Zero of the post-industrial future!

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They fear unions
because organized labor supports Democrats. They're afraid that if the rubes get a union, next thing they'll do is start voting for Democrats. Bottom line.

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