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Nationalisation Comes to the US

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by The Scotsman, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1817390,00.html?xid=feed-yahoo-full-nation

    Any folks from Florida commenting on this?

    Two issues that are strong on this forum are outsourcing and employment both of which this scheme would impact on. Seems interesting that with the possibility of increasing national unemployment such a scheme would be going ahead; 1700 jobs seem to be on the line and closing the Sugar Company means that production will presumably be met from overseas?

    I'm assuming that this is an environmental project that has been debated and approved at State or Federal level?
     
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    Can you say: "Sugar Beets"? Michigan and other Midwest states produce thousands of tons of Sugar Beets which are turned into sugar. For the most part, these are independent farmers benefiting from the sale of their produce, not one large corporation as in Florida.
     
  3. The Scotsman

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    ....so its good news all round then?

    What about the fact that the State is purchasing a Company or a controlling interest at least (with tax payers money presumably) to ultimately close that company down or vastly restrict its operations solely for environmental issues. Is this something the FLorida tax payers have agreed to?

    This story grabbed me purely from the point of view that the State is now using Tax Payers money basically to nationalise of industries!
     
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    umm they are buying to becuse the state wants the land, its not like they are just buying it to run a company. Last i checked, states buy land all the time...this just happens to cost more.

    And did the taxpayer vote for this? yes, they voted into office e people who did it at the min. Its not the government's job to have people vote on every single issue, that's why you vote for people into office to do a job. Otherwise you end up like Cali, voting on 900 things, and the votes vote for all the spending, and none of taxes to pay for them...they blame the government for doing a bad job. The amount of things the goverment does without asking is huge, thank god. I would be annoyed if they kept asking me for evrything. If you dot like it, kick them out.
     
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    Cool....... so its all roses then.

    No problem with quasi-Eminent Domain or USD10,000 per acre then? I guess because its a big bad horrible corporation who cares its only tax payers money and everyone loves swamp.

    What is the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund?
     
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    Who am I to stand in the way of Floriduhians cutting off their own limbs? If they can't figure out a butterfly ballot, that elementary school kids could handle, then by all means, let them chop their economy to crap.
     
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