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To: FourPeas
"The fact that we had a manufacturing economy which paid people good wages is responsible for our middle class," Hollowell said. "They allowed people to send their kids to college, make improvements on their homes, save for their retirement. That's the American dream. This just underscores how remote the Republican leadership is from ordinary people. ... It means the Republican Party in general just doesn't get it."

Looks to me more like the Dems don't "get it" - the operative word there is "had" - "HAD a manufacturing economy."

Just like California couldn't force me to stay there to pay their absurd 8.25% sales tax and 9.3% income tax to fund their white-elephant rail systems and fill their $30 billion Democrat-dug fiscal hole, Michigan can't force businesses to stay there to be sucked dry by taxes, regulation, and employement lawyers.

The reason the manufacturing jobs paid people good wages is because the businesses were making even more money on their labor. This is a cardinal sin among Democrats, of course.

9 posted on 04/28/2004 6:16:33 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: mvpel
Just like California couldn't force me to stay there to pay their absurd 8.25% sales tax

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I live in California and I don't even pay 7.5% sales tax.

13 posted on 04/28/2004 7:35:53 PM PDT by lewislynn (Who made you, the casual observer, the expert?)
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