Liberalism triumphs over economics and jobs every time. I live in Tallahassee. Elbit, a defense company, occupied a large building in USF/FAMU industrial park near the national magnet lab. At an open meeting of the universitys governing board, one of the people on the committee said, We dont want some horrible defense company in our academic park. Lets offer them the pre-bubble collapse price for their building and be done with them. Elbit had about 350 employees and roughly $80 million per year in contracts. Their footprint on the local tax picture and job scene was noticeable. Elbit had other plants in the US only partially utilized. They grabbed the money and left smoking skid marks. That building is still empty nearly 3 years later. It annoys me as a taxpayer that universitys board spent our tax dollars for such a cavalier, liberalism like protesting the defense business. (Incidentally, Elbit hired engineers from both university programs and provided summer internships that paid extremely well.
None of the lower level employees, many of whom came off welfare, were offered a move package. Only the poorer members of society were hurt by this bizarre, elitist move.
Who knew that the National Magnet Lab moved?
“It annoys me as a taxpayer that universitys board spent our tax dollars for such a cavalier, liberalism like protesting the defense business.”
Libtards have no problem spending other people’s money for something the can “feel” good about. Never mind that it is totally illogical and causes more harm than good.
While I sympathize with what happened to your community, I would hardly call this a "liberal win".
The devastation liberalism caused in Tallahassee left many victims in its wake, but capitalism moved on to survive elsewhere - and will continue doing so as long as people spread the truth of stories like this and fight for what is right.