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Old 07-23-2008, 07:35 PM
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Mr. fountain strikes gold again with a big grant from N.Carolina. Fountain is still going ahead.

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Old 07-23-2008, 07:50 PM
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Well, OK then!!!!
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I think is great. not only for powerboats, but for jobs in that area of NC.
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I'm sure the good people of North Carolina are going to be just thrilled to know their tax dollars will be going to subsidize this guy's racing hobby.
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It's North Carolina, not Ohio. I would assume Fountain has no control on "conditions" of a Grant, and I think this grant is NC's way of assiting him while employing their own (NC)people. So, you need to blame Ohio if blame needs to be made.
And NC is a right to work state whereas Ohio is not. Average wage, and cost of living, is less. I would imagine some of the people at Baja could get jobs in NC if they are willing to work for less. Cleveland is the fastest shrinking city in the nation, even worse than Detroit.

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I'm sure the good people of North Carolina are going to be just thrilled to know their tax dollars will be going to subsidize this guy's racing hobby.
Welfare is welfare no matter how it's handed out. However, jobs and the taxes payrolls generate, are important so in these times, welfare to the businesses, taxes from the employees.
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I'm sure the good people of North Carolina are going to be just thrilled to know their tax dollars will be going to subsidize this guy's racing hobby.
I was thinking along the same lines here, but also I have to wonder if those same people know about all the non english speaking Mexicans he has working there for peanuts. A buddie of mine was there for the big factory sale and was given a"VIP" tour and thats all he saw working there, or how bout them out back pluck'n chickens on there break for dinner, I think maybe the tax payers need to take an unanounced tour of there own
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I was thinking along the same lines here, but also I have to wonder if those same people know about all the non english speaking Mexicans he has working there for peanuts. A buddie of mine was there for the big factory sale and was given a"VIP" tour and thats all he saw working there, or how bout them out back pluck'n chickens on there break for dinner, I think maybe the tax payers need to take an unanounced tour of there own
The taxpayers will just eat up the company line and the State's PR. Simply amazing how long it takes for these things to be found out. The Dell repatriation of overseas cash and the "jobs" in NC was priceless. Taxpayers generally pay 100 cents on the dollar to get 1% back. The incentives aren't taxable as income, and the promises are generally shallow.

In this case, just one more nail in the Ohio coffin, and an uncertain future for the Baja brand. Shareholders are likely screwed anyway.
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Not a fan of his ridiculous crap, but if it puts people to work...

Besides - if tax money goes to work here, it isn't wasted elsewhere. You gotta admit he does put people to work.
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Better that than crown fried chicken and the local package goods store
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You gotta give the guy credit, when the chips are down he rolls up his sleeves and gets to work !
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