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Alabama gets Airbus factory, defying critics of immigration crackdown
http://dailycaller.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | Neil Munro

Posted on 07/03/2012 2:31:40 PM PDT by BO Stinkss

Alabama is getting a new high-tech aircraft factory and 1,000 high-wage jobs, despite warnings from progressive groups that the state’s immigration reform would frighten away investors.

“The naysayers were hoping it would,” said state Rep. Mike Ball. But “the immigration law doesn’t make any difference to the foreign companies — if they’re legal, they know they’re welcome, and we have a competitive environment where they can make a profit,” said Ball, a former police detective.

“More jobs for sweet home Alabama,” said Chuck Ellis, a councilman in the city of Albertville.

“Once again the state of Alabama has taken the ‘but’ out of the liberals’ [warning] — ‘So you’ve got your immigration reform law, BUT now industry will go to other states to do their business,’” he wrote.

The aircraft factory was announced July 2 by Airbus, which is Europe’s largest aircraft maker and the primary worldwide rival to Boeing. Other states competed against Alabama for the factory, partly by offering state aid.

The 1,000 Airbus employees will assemble four A-320 jets a month by 2017 and will support many additional jobs in the state, whose unemployment rate has fallen faster since 2009 than nearly any other state in the country. The state’s drop is only outdone by Michigan, which benefited from huge federal subsidies for the auto industry.

The Airbus decision was a defeat for progressive groups and ethnic lobbies, who had urged companies to boycott the state until it abandons its effective immigration-reform law that curbs employment of illegal immigrants.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: alabama; aliens; immaigration; sourcetitlenoturl
HA HA
1 posted on 07/03/2012 2:31:50 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

This is all about taxes. The South is open for business.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 2:35:04 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: BO Stinkss
Good for Alabama.
Bad for the progressives, which is good.
Interesting that Europe sees fit to outsource - to us.

3 posted on 07/03/2012 2:37:01 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BO Stinkss; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

4 posted on 07/03/2012 2:40:29 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: BO Stinkss
Some years ago, the company for which I work sent me on a trip to SE Alabama. There was considerable discussion on us relocating manufacturing operations to that state. The business friendly climate was just one such attraction.

We calculated that even though the workforce was somewhat less productive (hey, people move slower when its hot all the time!), the heavy footprint of government where we were more than compensated for it. We were ready to recommend that the company make the move, but then they sold us to a competitor.

The competitor already had extensive operations in the south and wanted to diversify geographically.

5 posted on 07/03/2012 2:41:23 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BO Stinkss

Just how in the world can you expect to build hi tech airplanes without illegal aliens?


6 posted on 07/03/2012 2:45:39 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: BO Stinkss

It was a great day here in Mobile on Monday - especially after the heartbreak of the thug-in-chief handing the tanker contract to Boeing after he was installed in the Oval Office. They’re saying that this will be bigger and better then any government contract! Hurray for my home state!


7 posted on 07/03/2012 2:49:49 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: BO Stinkss

another kick in the balls to the unions & the liberals...lets see how this Airbus facility does versus the Boeing plant in Seattle that was not allowed to relocate to South Carolina...


8 posted on 07/03/2012 2:50:47 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: BO Stinkss

Looks like Bama won big again! Roll Tide!

Biggest lies told in the media have to do with Illegal Alien Amnesty.

Alabama, since enacting their crackdown on illegal aliens, has seen their unemployment rate drop big time. And, they are spending less tax dollars to deal w illegal aliens


9 posted on 07/03/2012 2:57:59 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Sad....George Zimmerman is in jail for rightfully defending himself...while Eric Holder walks free)
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To: BO Stinkss
“More jobs for sweet home Alabama,” said Chuck Ellis, a councilman in the city of Albertville.

Airbus learming from the mistakes of Boeing and chosing a right to work state to do business in.

10 posted on 07/03/2012 3:17:21 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: God luvs America

I think Boeing built that plant in SC.


11 posted on 07/03/2012 3:20:26 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: BO Stinkss

Right to work state, with low property taxes..... that are two reasons for them to come here.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 3:42:03 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: BO Stinkss

There is a bit of Civil War/Reconstruction irony and payback here. From reconstruction until the 1970’s, the Interstate Commerce Commission and its predecessor kept freight rates high in the South in order to discourage Northern industries from migrating there. In Atlanta it was cheaper to buy steal from Pittsburgh than it was to buy it from Birmingham.


13 posted on 07/03/2012 3:47:37 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: EmilyGeiger
Karma still is what it is. Brookley AFB was BRACed out by LBJ and McNamara. Take that Liberal Pukes.

The location is perfect. Long runway, plus access to port, rail and interstate.

14 posted on 07/03/2012 3:48:03 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: barmag25

They did. My Boeing neighbor said there was never really any doubt.


15 posted on 07/03/2012 3:50:53 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: barmag25

Indeed it did! Up and running, and I believe, recently rolled it its first aircraft.


16 posted on 07/03/2012 3:55:37 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: BO Stinkss

Alabama really is a lovely state and the people are exceptionally friendly. You’ll love the accent, it’s not what you might think it would be; the speech is rather soft and pleasant to listen to. Not true in all instances, of course.

One glaring exception to the hospitality feature: stay away from downtown Birmingham at night. This probably is true of Montgomery and Mobile, too.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 4:24:20 PM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: OldPossum

As an Alabama resident, I thank you, OldPossum.

I moved away for over 15 years (including 8 years in Canada), but I always felt as if I was missing my home.

I’ve been back for 15 years now, and never regreted moving back.

In the northern part of the state (near Huntsville), I live among a fairly educated populace, a lot of gunuinely nice people, and experience 4 real seasons of weather.

Also - the state is overwhelmingly conservative (the Democrat party is an endangered species here with only one statewide elected official having a D after his name), and the people have an underlying attitude of “they aren’t going to tell me what to do”.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 4:54:20 PM PDT by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Alabama, since enacting their crackdown on illegal aliens, has seen their unemployment rate drop big time. And, they are spending less tax dollars to deal w illegal aliens

Hispanic illegal aliens for the most part are low-skill, and we already have a glut of low-skill and unskilled workers. Also, by depressing wages for unskilled tasks, they reduce demand for automation and capital investment.

19 posted on 07/03/2012 5:03:16 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: OldPossum
One glaring exception to the hospitality feature: stay away from downtown Birmingham at night. This probably is true of Montgomery and Mobile, too.

Is that because the "feral people" are roaming around at night?

20 posted on 07/03/2012 5:30:39 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: God luvs America
...lets see how this Airbus facility does versus the Boeing plant in Seattle that was not allowed to relocate to South Carolina...

In all fairness, the South Carolina plant is up and running.

21 posted on 07/03/2012 5:51:23 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: God luvs America

In case you hadn’t seen it

http://india.nydailynews.com/newsarticle/9504e5201bf7161aa1bf5fc42ea2547d/boeing-s-s-c-campus-now-has-multiple-air-india-jets


22 posted on 07/03/2012 5:58:38 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Isabel C.
Is that because the "feral people" are roaming around at night?

You betcha. They be bad.

23 posted on 07/03/2012 7:00:30 PM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: WayneM

Re your post 18, thanks for your comments. It is only because of personal circumstances that I am not back there in my “home territory,” if you will.

Right now, I live in Virginia, which, because of the infestation of liberal government workers and Beltway Bandits in the northern part of the State, is slowly creeping over to the Dark Side. Heck, George Allen may not be the next senator! Before, having secured the Republican nomination, he would be a shoo-in. But now...

Yes, you have the four seasons (as do I) but what makes it nice in Bama is that winter there is not brutal as it is in many states. I always thought of it as “pleasant.”

All in all, it’s a great place to live. Be thankful.


24 posted on 07/03/2012 7:15:28 PM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: WayneM

I heartily agree. Moved here in ‘93, first to Montgomery then further south except for a short stint in Panama city Beach. In many ways, Alabama is a great place to live.


25 posted on 07/03/2012 7:19:06 PM PDT by miele man
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To: umgud

>>>Just how in the world can you expect to build hi tech airplanes without illegal aliens?<<<

And without union stewards spitting and p-—ing in the corners at $250,000 per annum?


26 posted on 07/03/2012 7:27:31 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: WayneM

I live near Huntsville as well...a suburb with the same county name. :)


27 posted on 07/03/2012 7:58:44 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: WayneM

I live near Huntsville as well...a suburb with the same county name. :)


28 posted on 07/03/2012 7:58:44 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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