Nikki Haley did it again! Snagged the Volvo deal

Haley

Nikki Haley did it again! She had a meteoric rise in the South Carolina Legislature, and her big break came when Governor Mark Sanford had some extramarital incidents and then he and his (ex)wife endorsed her for Governor in 2010. Even with the Sanfords’ endorsements she was mired in fourth place in the polls. Then Governor Sarah Palin endorsed her and it propelled her to first place. She forced a run-off in the GOP primary, which she easily won, and after some planted stories from fellow Republicans Sarah Palin stood by her, and she became Governor, the youngest U.S Governor, female minority to boot. She has done a lot of things right for South Carolina since then, so she won re-election easily in 2014.

Her latest feat is snagging the Volvo assembly plant.

Gov. Nikki Haley and state Commerce officials made the bombshell revelation that Volvo Cars has decided to open its first U.S.-based plant in Berkeley County, bringing millions in investment and 4,000 jobs to the state by 2020

Haley  said the Charleston Port was a deciding factor in snagging the deal.

“And they wanted to see a state that was going to care about the business atmosphere, but more than that, a state that was going to have a relationship. Because they wanted to be made in America, and all credit goes to Volvo Cars for saying we want to make it in America. More importantly, we love that they’re now going to be made in South Carolina,” Haley said.

The $500 million facility at the Berkeley County timber plantation, which is nearly 40 miles northwest of port and export-rich Charleston. At full capacity, 100,000 cars will be built at the factory each year.

Haley credited the state’s workforce for helping land the automaker.

“They saw the fact that this is a state where they build planes,” Haley said. “We now have three car companies, we now have five tire companies. We have carbon fiber, we have TV. What they knew was if we build it, we build it well, we build it with quality, we build it with loyalty, and we build it with pride. And that’s something you can’t just find anywhere.”

Information on jobs at the plant can be found online. Or, if you’re a vendor interested in doing business with the plant, you can find that information on the Commerce Department’s website.

So, what is so good about the South Carolina Workforce? Besides being a right to work state, and a nearby good port in Charleston, what else is there?

South Carolina has a very good Technical College system with Workforce Training with readySC™,  providing well-trained employees to qualifying companies that invest in South Carolina. A comprehensive and customized process, readySC™ includes recruiting, screening and training, tailoring guidelines and curriculum to fit a company’s needs. This is not Crony Capitalism, just concern for a well trained and educated work force.

This is the future of manufacturing. Rather than concentrating of University education, the backbone of manufacturing is through Technical College, and even trade schools.

Good going, Nikki Haley and South Carolina!

 

The train-wreck that is Obama-care. A Song.

Train-wreck, train-wreck, I despair. Train-wrecked is Obama-care.obamacarestamp

Website broke beyond repair.  It is Obama-scare.

 

I’ll be lost without health-care, Go without I would not dare

My old plans don’t have a prayer, too good to be deemed fair.

 

Cost is more than doubled too. No, Sebelius, that won’t do.

But her attitude comes through: “I do not work for you”.

 

Crony-ism to the sky, Obama gave his reason why:

“No-one is more mad than I.” Wasn’t  that a true reply?

 

Train-wreck, train-wreck, I despair. Train-wrecked is Obama-scare.

Common sense was never there.  But Obama doesn’t care.

Train derailment in Quebec and Keystone XL pipeline. A Limerick.

A train ran away in Quebec,
its crude-oil exploded the wreck.
To ship oil from the source;
Use a pipe-line of course.
The Keystone will thwart the OPEC.

President Obama angrily blasted climate change skeptics during his energy policy speech Tuesday Jun 25 at Georgetown University, saying he lacked “patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real.”
“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society,” Obama said. “Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm.”
Obama mentioned more than 20 times “Carbon pollution”. In his weekly radio address the following Saturday he mentioned it again, without specifying what he means by “carbon pollution”.
Obama also said the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline should only be approved if the project would not “significantly exacerbate” greenhouse gas pollution.
Right now the crude oil is transported from the Athabasca tar sands to Houston by Warren Buffet’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC railroad. It is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.
With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department.
https://lenbilen.com/2012/01/25/warren-buffet-profiting-from-working-on-the-railroad/
The cost of transporting the oil is about #14 dollars per barrel, much of it the cost of energy (CO2). The pipe-line can do the job for about seven dollars per barrel, much of it capital costs.
We can see what happens when transporting crude oil:
railroad-tank-car-explosion-canada

Comparing to this, pipe-lines ate much more environmentally safe, and does the job for less than half the cost of railroad ttansportation.
If you were Obama, what would you do? Would you do the economic and environmentally friendly thing, or would you continue to favor your crony capitalist friends and the powerful OPEC?
Decisions, decisions.

Obama’s database, tool of intimidation.

Barack Obama now holds a database “no one has ever seen before in life” that has “information about everything on every individual.”
This statement comes from U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., named “dishonorable mention” on an online list of most corrupt politicians.

Here is the video interview:
http://


Obama, the spy-chief knows all;
His arrogance shows he will fall.
His “friends” know where you live,
And if blood you can give.
So give them the heave-ho next fall.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/democrat-raves-about-obamas-epic-database/#1mS3ZbvrKTDrUmyV.99

Insider trading, Crony Capitalism alive and well in Congress. A Limerick.

Let it not be said that Congress cannot act fast, if an action is sufficiently urgent or important. Granted the wheels of government usually grind slowly, such as the fact George Washington was promoted to 5 star general in 1976.
This latest action may be close to a record for speed. 4 days from introduction in the Senate to being signed by the President. What could have been so urgent?

S.716
Latest Title: A bill to modify the requirements under the STOCK Act regarding online access to certain financial disclosure statements and related forms.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
________________________________________
4/11/2013:
Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2583-2584; text as passed Senate: CR S2584; text of measure as introduced: CR S2593)
4/11/2013 5:33pm:
Received in the House.
4/11/2013:
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
4/11/2013 6:07pm:
Held at the desk.
4/12/2013 12:52pm:
Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
4/12/2013 12:52pm:
Considered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H1978-1979)
4/12/2013 12:53pm:
On passage Passed without objection. (text: CR H1979)
4/12/2013 12:53pm:
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4/12/2013:
Presented to President.
4/15/2013:
Signed by President.
4/15/2013:
Became Public Law No: 113-7.
________________________________________
Insider Trading? No, Never!
Congress must think they are clever.
A bill passed with consent
Meant to hide their intent.
Cronies are Cronies forever.

We need a major cleanup of the corruption and Crony Capitalism in Washington.
May I suggest Governor Sarah Palin to do the cleaning up. She did it before in Alaska, Democrats and Republicans alike and enjoyed a 93% approval rating from the Alaskans at her peak.
Like Margaret Thatcher: “This Lady is not for turning”.

A Limerick on Thanksgiving Day leftovers: A 24 Billion dollar increase in Federal Debt.

A Limerick  on Thanksgiving Day leftovers: A 24 Billion dollar increase in Federal Debt.

The U.S. Treasury increased the net debt of the United States $24,327,048,384.38 on the day after Thanksgiving, which equals $211.69 for each of the nation’s 114,916,000 households. (CNSNEWS)

In August 2011, the debt ceiling — the amount of money the federal government is allowed to borrow — was raised by $2.4 trillion, to $16.394 trillion. According to the National Debt Clock, as of Nov. 23, the total debt was nearing the limit, at $16.3 trillion. You also could think of it as about $51,000 per person in the US.

A decadent town on Potomac,

where cronyism fills up its stomach.

It is borrow and spend,

print more money to lend.

Our government has run amok.