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Idaho to be first Chinese state
The Examiner ^ | May 31, 2011 | Bill Turner

Posted on 05/31/2011 8:02:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Governor Butch Otter, in league with notorious Marxist, B. Hussein Obama, have hatched a plan to make Idaho the first Chinese owned state in America. Otter and company have named this Project 60. Sounds innocent enough, until you realize that Otter and his minions are afraid to call it what it is, globalization of America and surrender of sovereignty. If it were called that someone may want to charge Otter with sedition. Under B. Hussein Obama it has become increasingly difficult to do business in America, unless you are from a foreign nation. Idaho, under the stewardship of Governor Butch Otter, has opened the door for a Chinese invasion wherein the sovereignty of Idaho and America will be sodomized by all parties involved.

Project 60 takes advantage of a federal program that grants permanent residency to foreign nationals, in this case, Chinese. This program comes with special tax exemptions to the foreign firms moving here. American companies do not get the tax exemptions; So much for the Constitution and equal protection. Idaho is struggling financially and it is widely known that America is broke, so why tax breaks for the Chinese? China wants to limit its exposure to America’s debt. China needs to maintain its trade deficits, so it does not collapse like a house of cards. In order to accomplish this, China must unload currency and excess dollars. Buying Idaho is a good way to accomplish this. But, do not worry, China is looking at buying Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania as well. China will not allow its currency to become stronger, so it must eliminate some of America’s IOU’s. What better way to do this than buy America?

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1 posted on 05/31/2011 8:02:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

Well, now I know how the Chinese will beat us: with the help of the Usual Suspects.

PING!


2 posted on 05/31/2011 8:04:02 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I hate politically correct sorosmonkey superheroes!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Shit :-(

I just got done learnin’ how to speak Spanish...


3 posted on 05/31/2011 8:05:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Is it humor, or cynicasm driven by rage?????)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Always figured of Idaho being a big right wing place.


4 posted on 05/31/2011 8:08:56 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hi yankee....haha...how you say Idaho?...haha...you buy china potato and some poon tang doggy yum yum treat...It not tainted no more....you take home and eat...it good for you yankee...Bye bye now.

5 posted on 05/31/2011 8:09:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What?????


6 posted on 05/31/2011 8:09:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Doesn't Soros have a home there or otherwise affiliated with Idaho?
7 posted on 05/31/2011 8:13:11 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Ooohhh...kaaaay...

I guess our secret is out. Buy rice, Patriots! Potatoes are pure Communism now...

8 posted on 05/31/2011 8:18:04 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The Chinese just ought to buy land and add it to their embassy and consulate grounds.

Maybe we can unload San Francisco, Seattle, and Oakland on 'em.

9 posted on 05/31/2011 8:21:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: bigheadfred

Just speak Spanish w/a Puerto Rican accent, and you will alienate everyone. Trust me on this one.


10 posted on 05/31/2011 8:21:44 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (You know if I don’t remember I’m gonna forget.)
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To: Silentgypsy
Just speak Spanish w/a Puerto Rican accent, and you will alienate everyone.

That is SOOO weird. Just the other day we come home from shopping and there is this lesbian puerto rican sitting at my computer. I says hey! who left the door unlocked? a f****** lesbian puerto rican sneaked in while we was gone and is using MY f****** computer! She says F*** You, DAD...

11 posted on 05/31/2011 8:29:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Is it humor, or cynicasm driven by rage?????)
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To: freekitty

The USA allows any chinese person who will invest $1million in a business here in America and create 6 jobs to get a green card. A lot of the Chinese millionaires are desparate to leave China and come here so that is what they are doing. My fiancee’ was approached about it regarding a mining venture.


12 posted on 05/31/2011 8:35:49 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: chargers fan

Except, maybe, for the governor...


13 posted on 05/31/2011 9:12:31 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I hate politically correct sorosmonkey superheroes!)
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To: Navy Patriot
Maybe we can unload San Francisco, Seattle, and Oakland on 'em.

Then they can live like they always wanted, ha-ha!

(With all its bans, San Francisco is pretty much Beijing already.)

14 posted on 05/31/2011 9:13:59 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I hate politically correct sorosmonkey superheroes!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’m sure the chicomms will do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to make sure that these desperate people stay under their thumb.

Hint: these people had better be bringing their entire families with them if they want to enjoy our (dwindling) freedom.


15 posted on 05/31/2011 9:16:29 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I hate politically correct sorosmonkey superheroes!)
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To: bigheadfred
Buenas dias = Zao!
Como esta? = Ni(nee) Hao(how) Ma?(ma)
No lo se = May wen ti(tee)

Good enough for Gov't work...;)
16 posted on 05/31/2011 9:21:00 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: bigheadfred
Ooops!

No lo se = Wo(woo) bu(buu) ji(jee) dao(dow)

Sorry about that...;)
17 posted on 05/31/2011 9:23:18 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Discussion in the ‘comments’ section about Ohio local officials also making the trip to the PRC. Auto plant area people. Maybe a bid to have PRC re-open closed plants in Ohio...OR...selling off machinery. Thats been done also.


18 posted on 05/31/2011 9:30:27 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYKAbRK_wKA


19 posted on 05/31/2011 9:31:17 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; All

What the hell is going on? When did this happen? Anyone know more about this? Idaho is not being given to the Chinese without an all out War!

Pass this on. Make it go viral! Is it time for phase II?

When do we say enough is enough?

20 posted on 05/31/2011 9:34:18 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This article is extremely heavy on hyperbole and fearmongering, and very light on facts. When going to read the rest of the article, the writer complains about letting Chinese companies open in Idaho, without showing any worry of other countries opening in the US, such as Japanese and German. He jumps around to try connecting dots and doesnt stay on a single point for more than a few sentences.

In looking at the Project 60 website, it looks like anyone who invests $1 million in a city or $500k in a rural area worth of jobs can get permanent residency. IT uses the EB-5 law, passed by Congress in 1990 to attract foreign businesses to set up shop in the US.

This is definitely a globalism inspired move, by trying to have more trade relations with other countries, but it does not look like “selling Idaho.”


21 posted on 05/31/2011 9:35:27 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Art in Idaho

1990, Congress approved the EB-5, which allows a foreigner to gain residency if they invest 500k or 1 million, depending on the area. It is available to every state, and is like being used by them all.

In FY2010, 772 EB-5 visas were awarded to Chinese nationals, the most of any country. But total EB-5’s went down from 4,218 in 2009 to 1,885 in 2010. The EB-5 can gain permanent residence, as with other visas, but not citizenship. OTher countries where EB-5 applicants come from include South Korea, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, and Canada.

It appears that Idaho is taking advantage of this law to sell opportunities to foreign investors because the local investors, for whatever their reason may be, are not doing it.


22 posted on 05/31/2011 9:48:07 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; All
Get rid of bloated government, high taxes, rules and regulations that stifle small business, disband the EPA, ban evirowachos - unleash Free Enterprise and The People of Idaho will create a booming economy! We don't need help from China!

Why are we inviting communists to Idaho?


23 posted on 05/31/2011 10:03:42 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Raider Sam
Thanks for the info. The whole thing doesn't pass the smell test. . Just give us our Freedom back, and America will do fine. .
24 posted on 05/31/2011 10:12:54 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The reason why people accumulate money is because they can spend it in the future. It’s the only reason why anyone would want money. The Chinese have been accumulating US money for a long time. The Chinese just want to spend their money now, while it still has some value.

The Obama Admin is not particularly treasonous in this regard; the difference from its Democrat and Republican predecessors is only a matter of degree, not of kind. The USG has been borrowing from the Chinese for decades now, and the Fed and Treasury have been eroding its value continuously. Can anybody really blame the Chinese for acting to secure real value for their money?

Does nobody know the Scripture? “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.” (Proverbs 22:7)


25 posted on 05/31/2011 10:16:47 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I know quite a few Idahoans who aren’t likely to go along with such a scenario.

Having said that, Otter is a lunkhead anyhow.


26 posted on 05/31/2011 10:21:42 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.')
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
What better way to do this than buy America?

I remember the same thing being said about the Japanese in the 1980's and they've been in economic decline ever since.

27 posted on 05/31/2011 10:22:32 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

28 posted on 05/31/2011 11:18:24 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Re: Idaho to be first Chinese state

Them ChiCom’s, they do make for a crude but yet convenient-ready-punch-bag and political capital come election time isn’t it?

Hell! The Donald is employing it as his main course; his possible running mate Sarah is capitalizing on it as well; Obi-Wan Kenobi exploited it when he made a bit for the top office and won; even Allen West of FL http://news.antiwar.com/2011/05/31/rep-west-us-needs-bigger-navy-to-fight-china/ is attempting to out do Robert Gates in the exploiting of the ChiComs as political capital for the secretariat job (???); and now Governor Butch Otter of Idaho is jumping in on the circle the wagon’s game?

Strange set of circumstances:

late 90’s, they brought out [President David Palmer] and Bam!, El Presidente BHO hits the scene.

2005, they brought out “Commander in chief” with Geena Davis as the big man and BAM! every women in America started to jump in on the El Presidente opportunity bandwagon.

Now, somebody is bringing out Idaho as the first Chinese State, does that mean we’ll being hearing the BIGGEST BAM of them all here???

Does the term [Senile] strike any cords here???


29 posted on 06/01/2011 7:56:20 AM PDT by EdisonOne (http://www.channel4.com/dia/images/Channel4/c4-news/MAY/04/04_helicopter_r_k.jpg)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Better change the name to Iraho then.


30 posted on 06/01/2011 8:03:29 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tainan

Buenas dias = Zao! Good day.
Como esta? = Ni(nee) Hao(how) Ma?(ma) How are you?
No lo se = May wen ti(tee) I don’t know it.


31 posted on 06/01/2011 12:30:23 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Raider Sam
In looking at the Project 60 website, it looks like anyone who invests $1 million in a city or $500k in a rural area worth of jobs can get permanent residency.

Sounds like a perfect getaway for Mexican drug dealers looking to upgrade their circumstances.

32 posted on 06/01/2011 12:33:49 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
No lo se = May wen ti(tee) I don’t know it.

May wen ti is the Mandarin informal equivalent for "No problem"...thus my correction in #17.

Informally, wo bu ji dao is close to no lo se...I don't know.

Me being a mai gua(American) I get by with a lot of really bad Mandarin...but my Tai yu (Taiwanese) is coming along.

33 posted on 06/01/2011 4:54:08 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I dunno, I don't think its such a bad deal. Foreigners owning assets in the US, indirectly makes it easier for US investors to hang on to assets overseas. Afterall, foreigned owned US assets in America are on American soil. So, any nationalization of US assets overseas will easily get the same treatment here.

Chinese purchase of US assets is simply another way of stashing their cash. In this case, it creates jobs. Just as US financial institutions stash money in China via investments, e.g., factories, business partnerships, joint ventures, etc., the Chinese are doing the same here by investing in businesses.

The world is more borderless, economically, than it is politically.

34 posted on 06/02/2011 4:40:47 AM PDT by ponder life
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Governor Butch Otter, in league with notorious Marxist, B. Hussein Obama, have hatched a plan to make Idaho the first Chinese owned state in America


Umm...
Right, I take it your not from around here Pilgrim; and whatever your smoking you better stop its messing with your mind! I’ll believe Butch Otter is in league with the Obama and the Chi-coms when I see it. It’s hard to find more conservative governors than Otter (with the possible exception of the gas tax hike he tried a few years ago, but the state legislature taught him a lesson). This may not be the best move, but you are not going to convince me Butch Otter has sold out to Obama.

Would someone mind explaining why, from an economic standpoint, having the Chinese firms invest in our economy would be such a bad thing? Getting firms to invest in Idaho lowers the unemployment rate and stimulates growth in the economy. No one seems to mind (other than the Liberals) when American companies invest overseas.

Interesting bit of history: Idaho actually had a fairly large Chinese population a long time ago, as the Chinese provided much of the labor for the railroad when it was built. Chinden road in Boise is so named as a shortened version of ‘Chinese Gardens’ many of which were located in that area of Boise. I guess this wouldn’t be our first rodeo with the Chinese.


35 posted on 04/12/2012 1:06:50 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (In case of doubt: Attack! George S. Patton)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This program comes with special tax exemptions to the foreign firms moving here. American companies do not get the tax exemptions; So much for the Constitution and equal protection.


Sorry to double post, but I just had to point out the fallacy here. It is quite common for state’s and municipalities to offer taxbreaks and other deals to lure businesses into locating in their area. If your interested look up “smoke stack chasing.” It’s done for American firms all the time and up to now no one has questioned the constituaionality of such policies.

Also, Idaho has a Sorrental Lactalis plant in Nampa. Are we being invaded by the French. Speaking of cheese, Idaho has a Glanbia plant in Gooding; I suppose Idaho is being invaded by the Irish.


36 posted on 04/12/2012 1:24:38 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (In case of doubt: Attack! George S. Patton)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

This project is a bit different than the normal incentives given to encourage a company to locate in a particular state.

I believe this is a 50 square mile zone that will be owned and operated by the Chinese, including bringing over Chinese workers to manufacture goods in this country.

I’m not really sure of the details and I’m too tired to look them up, but do it.


37 posted on 04/12/2012 1:31:42 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva
Did some research if you want to read the law and the governors take on it here's the site. http://www.project60.idaho.gov/
If you want the lib side of the story, sad that it seems more reasonable, here's the Statesman take on it.
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/04/11/2070583/closed-minds-will-not-open-markets.html

I would point out that the free trade zone doesn't give a piece of Idaho to the Chinese. In fact it appears to be a limit on where these investors can locate their businesses. Also keep in mind these investors are private individuals not the Chinese government.

38 posted on 04/13/2012 12:09:17 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (In case of doubt: Attack! George S. Patton)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

There is really no such thing as “private Chinese investors”.

I know what free trade zones are. These free trade zones are part of the Agenda 21. They are not intended to benefit the US, just the opposite. These “free trade zones” are usually located in what the Agenda 21 refers to as “Gateways” or hubs of multi-modal transportation corridors.

There is so much more to this that I don’t feel like explaining to someone who obviously has his mind made up.

Obama and the Democrats are selling off America to pay off Obama’s huge gambling debt to China.


39 posted on 04/13/2012 6:29:08 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

By the way, the free trade zones appear to involve FEDERAL tax exemptions, not just state tax exemptions.

Just exactly how do you see this trade zone benefitting the local Idaho residents?


40 posted on 04/13/2012 6:47:54 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

One more point, they claim that this project will increase US exports? I guess they mean US export of Chinese goods, but how do you suppose they plan to export from southern Idaho?


41 posted on 04/13/2012 6:51:03 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva
I see, I don't remember reading that China had nationalized every industry, did the Mongol hoards re-invade. The last news I had heard was part of the growth in China's economy was a move towards some (not very good to our standards of freedom of course) capitalism.

I find it curious indeed that a conservative, is against a tax cut on a business with the potential to create jobs, be on the state or federal level. I agree whole heatedly we should be willing to give the same tax breaks to American companies that want to start in Idaho. I can think of a few initiatives to offer tax cuts to startups here in Idaho, but I'm not sure how comparable the benefits are. I'll see what I can find out.

Please explain why it would be wrong for a Chinese citizen with the required capital to come and build a business in Idaho when you would see no problem with an American doing the same? These free trade zones have been done for more than the Chinese so I'm confused why all the uproar over this particular law. I'm searching for the logic behind the panic.

Please don't read me wrong. I'm not saying this is a wonderful policy, as with all policies it has its flaws. But it is not selling the United States to the Chinese. It is a natural occurrence of our trade deficit leaving the Chinese with a lot of dollars to invest after selling us cheap goods. It clearly is not the United States of America being sold to China and Butch Otter does not deserve to be thrown under the bus as being in league with Obama.

As far as shipping Nampa has a inter modal rail facility and it would make sense to build products and transport them by container to the docks in Portland. Grain among other things are shipped by barge from Lewiston (which is technically a port of entry into the US).

If you are against free trade for the sake of free trade ie. the everything should be made in America attitude, I have a suggestion. Find a copy of David Ricardo On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. written in 1821. He has a quite interesting explanation of the problems of mercantilism.

42 posted on 04/13/2012 7:42:49 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Well they dare not call us invaders, 'Tis but state rights and liberty we ask; -Civil War Song)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

How old are you? You don’t seem to have any recollection that China IS A COMMUNIST COUNTRY.


43 posted on 04/13/2012 7:53:46 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

By the way, there is no such thing as Free Trade with China. China manipulates their currency to start off.

Who do you think is going to pay for all the infrastructure that is going to be necessary to serve this 50 square mile Free Trade Zone??? Not China. Think about the rail lines, the power lines and the highways, the water and sewers. That is all going to be on the US government or the citizens of Idaho.

....and what do we get in exchange? nada.


44 posted on 04/13/2012 9:17:27 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva
How old are you? You don’t seem to have any recollection that China IS A COMMUNIST COUNTRY.


Old enough to realize I'm apparently missing the logic of why this is so terrible.

I am well aware of the fact China is one of the most totalitarian societies in the world. They have been our erstwhile quasi enemy in two wars. Most of the people live in squalor and their level of technology is at least 20 years behind our own.

Are you saying no one from communist countries should not be allowed access to the United States. Why?

45 posted on 04/13/2012 9:21:17 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Well they dare not call us invaders, 'Tis but state rights and liberty we ask; -Civil War Song)
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To: Eva
By the way, there is no such thing as Free Trade with China. China manipulates their currency to start off.

Who do you think is going to pay for all the infrastructure that is going to be necessary to serve this 50 square mile Free Trade Zone??? Not China. Think about the rail lines, the power lines and the highways, the water and sewers. That is all going to be on the US government or the citizens of Idaho.

....and what do we get in exchange? nada.


You seem to think that this trade zone is the United States building a special city just for the Chinese. It's not. It's simply a tool to help an area be able to more easily export goods. (OH NO SPREAD THE ALARM). http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=2533558921&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=8813&RQT=309&VName=PQD

The city of Kuna lies to the South of Boise and a 50 mile box around Kuna would include all of Boise and Nampa; a big chunk of the population in the Treasure Valley. So any firms locating in this area already have utilities. Even if the impact fees for development were waived, the city and county in theory make up the difference in property tax.

As to getting nothing in exchange you did read the part about having to invest a certain amount of money and hire six people right? So that means they can't “invade us with an army of workers.”

46 posted on 04/13/2012 10:12:19 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Well they dare not call us invaders, 'Tis but state rights and liberty we ask; -Civil War Song)
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To: Eva
This article, thought highly irrational, has a better explanation of the free trade zone. http://www.wnd.com/2011/01/257721/
“This ambitious, long-term proposal would start with a manufacturing and warehouse zone tied to the airport, and could signify a shift in the economic relationship between the two superpowers,” the Idaho Statesman’s Rocky Barker reported.”
It is much smaller than the size I was originally thinking. I was thinking 50 by 50 miles instead we are talking about.
“Officials of the China National Machinery Industry Corporation have suggested developing a technology zone occupying 10,000 to 30,000 acres south of the Boise airport for industry, retail centers and homes.”

It also points out these free trade zones are not a new thing: “Corsi noted that the U.S. government has created 257 foreign trade zones, or FTZs, throughout the United States, designed to extend special U.S. customs treatment to U.S. plants engaged in international-trade-related activities.”

It seems pretty far fetched to go from the above policies to Chinese invasion.

47 posted on 04/13/2012 11:23:42 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Well they dare not call us invaders, 'Tis but state rights and liberty we ask; -Civil War Song)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Retail and homes have never been a part of FTZ zones. I live near the border, and we do have free trade stores at the border crossing, but you have to stay over night to take advantage of them. The retail stores would only be open to the Chinese residents of the FTZ.

Think about it? Why do we want to allow Chinese residents to move to the US to occupy this FTZ? What possible benefit is it?

We do have lots of foreign companies that are receiving favored treatment from the Obama administration, like Siemans and Sumitomo, so maybe they also have FTZs, but I’ve never heard about it.

There is just nothing in this Chinese FTZ to benefit the US. I guess it would be one way to avoid having to renew China’s most favored nation status every couple of years, but that’s about it.

My daughter was doing some traveling to China on business and noticed a very strange phenomena in one of the cities, Black people a whole lot of Black people. The locals were very distressed about the presence of these people because they didn’t work, just received government money and brought in a lot of crime that wasn’t there before. The man said that the Black people were from Africa and that the government just dumped them in their city.

Maybe China wants to find a new place to dump their African detainees.


48 posted on 04/14/2012 2:27:14 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva; freekitty
The retail stores would only be open to the Chinese residents of the FTZ.

And the evidence for this is where?
Not in the articles I found nor in the available information from the state, not in the Examiner's; which by the way, is down. Maybe they figured out it was hog-wash not news and pulled it.

As for it not being good for the U.S at all. Scroll up to post #12, “The USA allows any Chinese person who will invest $1million in a business here in America and create 6 jobs to get a green card. A lot of the Chinese millionaires are desparate to leave China and come here so that is what they are doing.” The plan is supposed to raise Idaho's GDP.

49 posted on 04/14/2012 6:46:10 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Well they dare not call us invaders, 'Tis but state rights and liberty we ask; -Civil War Song)
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To: Eva

Found another news article on Butch Otter’s trip.
http://www.idahopress.com/news/state/otter-to-embark-on-trade-trip-to-china/article_042bf63f-bf03-5118-825c-145e5da97622.html

Just to point out a couple of salient points from it:

“Jeff Sayer, director of the Idaho Department of Commerce, said attracting investment isn’t the focus of Otter’s trip this time, but noted that the governor won’t turn down investments based solely on where they come from.”

“Otter notes that federal, state and local laws don’t allow a foreign government to acquire a section of American soil to build an autonomous city.”


50 posted on 04/14/2012 8:21:09 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Well they dare not call us invaders, 'Tis but state rights and liberty we ask; -Civil War Song)
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