This is what the people of New York voted for - more government, more socialism, more theft of other people’s money, etc.
This is what the people of New York CITY voted for - more government, more socialism, more theft of other peoples money, etc.
There, fixed it.
Been to the border of PA and NY farm counties. PA allows fracking and their small town folks are driving around in brand new pickup trucks. Meantime NY refuses to allow it, and their small town folks drive in beat up pick up trucks. NY and PA border is like East Berlin vs West Berlin during the Cold War.
and to quote a long lost friend of mine....
Sometimes u have to die a woodpeckers death...
You can imagine the scenario. Remington exec talks to the union guy. Company will dissolve completely in NY. Company will end union episode...but offer a friendly deal of moving up 500-odd employees to Alabama as part of the new plant. Union will argue that it must move lock, stock and barrel with the company. Company will say that this deal dissolves in NY state and exists no more. How many guys would want to move to Huntsville? That would be an interesting question. And I’m guessing that a ten-percent wage cut is somewhere in the mix because there’s lesser taxes and less cost involved. This will disturb most guys if offered the deal.
As for more future employment for a former Remington guy in NY state? Well...I doubt if there’s anything, and the state won’t do much to attract new companies....because their tax revenue deal is so bad. Basically...you sit on federal unemployment pay for a long while, then flip burgers or serve people at some bar.
Finally, this ought to be a reality series on the History Channel....as these New Yorker guys arrive and assimilate in Huntsville. It will be a definite culture shock. Would be worth watching weekly on TV.
Don’t confuse NYC with upstate NY it’s two different worlds upstate is mostly conservative, hard working, lower middle class, not effete elites from liberal la la land.
More accurately, that is what the downstate and cities voted for.
Ilion is a small town with only around 8,000 people in upstate Herkimer County which itself has a population of around 64,000.
In 2012, they voted 53%/45% for Romney. It is a conservative area. Unfortunately, it can't out vote the 80%/20% margins given to Liberals in New York City and Long Island.
But I agree. New York is lost. Remington is best served to leave for a free state.