New steel mill in Osceola
Guest

United States

#61 Jan 17, 2013
Old man Bville wrote:
It's happening all around us. Just a matter of time before Arkansas joins suit.
Well, most of those free loading, bottom feeders take drug anyway. Remember, they are all crazy so of course they will test positive. Unless they are being tested for the illegal kind & if they are positive, ya damn right... Take away those free handouts & checks. Sure hope Mississppi County is the first to be tested b/c there is a huge percentage of folks abusing the system-!!!!!!!
Guest

West Memphis, AR

#62 Jan 18, 2013
osceola native wrote:
we don't want a steel mill.
our main industry "making little black babies" and "welfare" is going strong.
job openings may upset the status quo.
Please allow me to respond. I take great offense to your statement. Not all blacks are on welfare; there are a lot of hard working black out there, even though they don't get the high paying jobs, yet, the continue to try an provide for their family. And, no it's not funny at all. I worked hard all my life from the cotton fields to the other nemerbous jobs I held durning my career. And no matter how hard I worked, it never equaled what you made. Statement like that only piss me off and serve as a catalyst in keeping our community apart. Case in point, you know about the steel mill coming to Osceola, but most black I spoke with, had no idea of a mill coming to Osceola and they live there. And by the way none of my sibling was ever on welfare either. We come from very poor background, but the important thing is, our parents instilled in us the importance if being self-sufficient than you very much. So before you lump us all in the same category, know you facts!!!!!!
Guest

West Memphis, AR

#63 Jan 18, 2013
Guest wrote:
<quoted text> Well, most of those free loading, bottom feeders take drug anyway. Remember, they are all crazy so of course they will test positive. Unless they are being tested for the illegal kind & if they are positive, ya damn right... Take away those free handouts & checks. Sure hope Mississppi County is the first to be tested b/c there is a huge percentage of folks abusing the system-!!!!!!!
@Guest, you are correct in your statement. But let's not forget that "blacks" are not the only ones doing it. They are the only ones who gets punish for it. Your group get a slap on the wrist and let go. I have and are not know anybody's free loader. I have worked hard all my life for every thing I have. Even when working in the cotton fields, and we were cheated by those in charge. Even now, black have to work three times harder than other groups and still come up short. I am a proud black woman, who have tried to meet society on its terms realizing that I would never measure up; but I kept working. For you to lump all of us in the same category is observed. Here's a fact for you, I worked for the government for years, and there were as many of other races living on public assistance as there were black! This is fact, unlike your statement which is made on assumptions. It pisses me off for you privilege folk, who have the world at your hand to sit back and judge other and degrade others who have to rely on assistance to make a living for their families. See your children crying for food, and see what you would do! Yes I feel the system is being misused and abused. But it not all being done by "blacks". I pray God you never have to know what not having enough food to feed you children, or can't get medication for a sick child because you need to pay the light bill. Many of the working poor are dealing with this on a daily basis.God Bless You and your friend who seem to think that this is funny.!!!
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#64 Jan 20, 2013
I doubt Nucor is idly sitting by on the sidelines. I also doubt the project will ever happen since there are two major steel mills in the county already.
Old man Bville

Brookland, AR

#65 Jan 21, 2013
When they can get millions of dollars from state and county governments, they can build it. When the money is gone, they down size employment and wages. (Look at what ART has gotten away with)
Don Correnti

Little Rock, AR

#66 Jan 22, 2013
This is how Correnti operates. Check out how he tried to bamboozle the state in 2005.

http://thecabin.net/stories/071005/bus_071005...
grunt

Austwell, TX

#67 Jan 23, 2013
Don Correnti wrote:
This is how Correnti operates. Check out how he tried to bamboozle the state in 2005.
http://thecabin.net/stories/071005/bus_071005...
Go on back to the 80s then 90s and check the newspapers. Same way he acted when the Nucor steel mills came in. He did thought built both of them to great success and the mill in MS. Got run off from MS and Russians took over. Still running good. Just the way he goes about it. Like it or not.
Duck Hunter

Columbus, MS

#68 Jan 25, 2013
* BIG ECONOMIC NEWS: Gov. Mike Beebe has scheduled a major economic development announced Tuesday morning at his conference room. Could it be the super project? Local companies are said to be taking part. Hmmm. Surely a local company wouldn't demand a state handout to stay here and expand would they? Would they? I note with some amusement that the news conference will happen to conflict with the billionaires pep rally for charter school deregulation, a proposal Gov. Beebe has assessed succintly: "If it ain't broke, why fix it?"
Duck Hunter

Columbus, MS

#69 Jan 25, 2013
CORPORATE WELFARE Super projects: When economic development is poaching
Posted by Max Brantley on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Arkansas still waits for how much money Gov. Mike Beebe wants from taxpayers to land a super project with many new jobs, said to be almost a certainty.

At a minimum, super projects always raise questions about cost and benefit; about whether the state payouts were critical to the corporation or merely lagniappe the companies were happy to slurp. But there's another issue bubbling that will be the subject of discussion this week, which may or may not be relevant to Arkansas's coming news:

Good Jobs First will hold a tele-press conference on January 24 to issue a major study exploring the states' use of eight- and nine-figure economic development subsidy packages to poach jobs from each other, or pay "job blackmail" to prevent jobs from being pirated.

The study will include an especially outrageous aspect of the problem, dubbed "interstate job fraud."

In addition to the primary author of the report, the press conference will feature Bill Hall, Assistant to the Chairman, Hallmark Cards. He and other Kansas City-area business leaders have been outspoken on the issue.

The study will include case studies featuring metro areas Kansas City, Charlotte and Memphis and the states of Georgia, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas. It has additional content regarding California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It includes a historical chapter on interstate competition for jobs, data on interstate job relocations, and policy recommendations
.
I'm particularly interested if the coming Arkansas project might be one of those "job blackmail" deals — where a company already in Arkansas holds the state up for money to prevent it from moving jobs elsewhere. Seems like we went down this road once years ago on a forest products company's threat to locate a big mill elsewhere — many miles from the trees it was cutting in Arkansas to feed existing operations.
Duck Hunter

Columbus, MS

#70 Jan 25, 2013
Posted by MysteryShopper on 01/22/2013 at 12:02 PM
Well eyegod, if Ark doesn't put up good-faith money there's always Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mexico, Mississippi and China. As the honorable Congressman Griffin notes, "China knows how to do business." The job b-b may be saving could be yer own.
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Posted by eLwood on 01/22/2013 at 12:19 PM
Wish Arkansas could join other southern states by getting in on some of this:
http://www.southernautocorridor.com/
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Posted by Durango on 01/22/2013 at 1:17 PM
How about asking the governor if he plans on getting back some of the $5 million in corporate welfare in 2009 that he gave to Allied Wireless to headquarter in Little Rock for some 200 jobs paying an average of $85,000?
Over at TalkBusiness, AT&T announced today that it will purchase Allied Wireless for $780 million, which includes all those supposed high paying jobs. I guarantee you that AT&T didn't pay such a high premium for a company that was only worth $200 million three years ago to keep those high-paying jobs. Once they upgrade the former Alltel network to handle iPhone traffic, all traces of the former Alltel Corp. will be gone.
If Arkansas Speaker Davy Carter and his Republican counterparts are serious about tax reform, they should begin with some corporate clawback provision that make companies that suck on the public tit repay the benefits it receive on tax breaks and subsidies.
Any talk of tax reform without such a provision and a method to halt other bribe-based corporate subsidies and loopholes will prove that the lobbyists are still in charge at the Arkansas Capitol.
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Posted by Dr. FielGuud on 01/22/2013 at 1:54 PM
I understand that Southwest Airlines did pay back a portion of what they were given when they closed their phone bank operation in Little Rock due to customers migrating to on-line ticketing. How many companies skirt around and just leave? Maybe the Repuiblicans could actually pass a law that says that a ciompany getting state incentative funds must meet the hiring numbers, the average income, and stay the minimum they state or a proportional amount will be "clawed" back. That's something the religious party can back-Thou shalt not lie.
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Posted by couldn't be better on 01/22/2013 at 4:07 PM
Lots of chatter on Blytheville Topix about John Correnti waiting on state money to put another steel mill in Mississippi County or in MS again.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blythevill
NOT all are real smart or informed people! Just for what it is worth.
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Posted by Retired on 01/22/2013 at 4:48 PM
Retired,
If Gov. Beebe is planning on doing a deal with Don Correnti, he might as well get in bed with the Devil. If that is the big superproject that the AEDC is whispering, Correnti want stop until he gets Arkansas taxpayers to pay his taxes or utilities for 30 years --- just ask Mike Huckabee.
Every so-called mega project that Correnti has been involved is either a scam or way to line his own pockets. Before Beebe hocks the state, someone needs to ask about Correnti's deal with the Russian Mafia in Mississippi. There are a lot of dead bodies still to be found.
Someone needs to tell Beebe to run as far away from this deal as fast as he can.
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Posted by Dr. FielGuud on 01/22/2013 at 7:34 PM
Am sure Gov. Beebe is aware, sure he has heard how Correnti cussed out Gov. Huckabee and for sure then went to MS with the Russians. He built the mill and then got escorted out the door by the Mafia. Sure he took a good chunk of change with him. Not what u want to come to town. Have heard it the Chinese this time.
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guest

Little Rock, AR

#71 Jan 25, 2013
Duck Hunter wrote:
* BIG ECONOMIC NEWS: Gov. Mike Beebe has scheduled a major economic development announced Tuesday morning at his conference room. Could it be the super project? Local companies are said to be taking part. Hmmm. Surely a local company wouldn't demand a state handout to stay here and expand would they? Would they? I note with some amusement that the news conference will happen to conflict with the billionaires pep rally for charter school deregulation, a proposal Gov. Beebe has assessed succintly: "If it ain't broke, why fix it?"
yep, announcement Tuesday

Osceola should be Mid SOuth spotlight

2000 jobs????? WOW!!!!!!!!
Da Truth III

Harrisburg, AR

#72 Jan 25, 2013
osceola native wrote:
we don't want a steel mill.
our main industry "making little black babies" and "welfare" is going strong.
job openings may upset the status quo.
Fail.
Pipe Dreams

Mount Pleasant, SC

#73 Jan 25, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
yep, announcement Tuesday
Osceola should be Mid SOuth spotlight
2000 jobs????? WOW!!!!!!!!
Never will happen!
Guest

Chesapeake, OH

#74 Jan 25, 2013
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>@Guest, you are correct in your statement. But let's not forget that "blacks" are not the only ones doing it. They are the only ones who gets punish for it. Your group get a slap on the wrist and let go. I have and are not know anybody's free loader. I have worked hard all my life for every thing I have. Even when working in the cotton fields, and we were cheated by those in charge. Even now, black have to work three times harder than other groups and still come up short. I am a proud black woman, who have tried to meet society on its terms realizing that I would never measure up; but I kept working. For you to lump all of us in the same category is observed. Here's a fact for you, I worked for the government for years, and there were as many of other races living on public assistance as there were black! This is fact, unlike your statement which is made on assumptions. It pisses me off for you privilege folk, who have the world at your hand to sit back and judge other and degrade others who have to rely on assistance to make a living for their families. See your children crying for food, and see what you would do! Yes I feel the system is being misused and abused. But it not all being done by "blacks". I pray God you never have to know what not having enough food to feed you children, or can't get medication for a sick child because you need to pay the light bill. Many of the working poor are dealing with this on a daily basis.God Bless You and your friend who seem to think that this is funny.!!!
Perhaps YOU should go BACK & read my post again-!!! I did NOT specify a race. I to, just like you have worked all my life & very very hard @ my job. I paid enormous amounts of taxes for all those who do get assistance and this has always hit a nerve for me. I have been through difficult times as well & b/c I make to much I can not get ANY KIND of assistance- But if I sat on my ass & held my hand out, I would qualify. The system is seriously SCREWED UP- Really screwed up b/c the very people who desperately need the help get very little help. I see it everyday while I continue to work even after retirement. I have to work a part time job to make ends meet while the lazy ass bottom feeders take take take & don't do a freak'n thing. I WAS NOT referring to you or any others who work, try & pay into the system.... Just those who use & abuse the system. Keep up the good work & No I do not think this mess is funny-! Far from it.....
little rock

Little Rock, AR

#75 Jan 26, 2013
project is either in eldorado or rogers.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#76 Jan 27, 2013
Pipe Dreams wrote:
<quoted text>
Never will happen!
Read Sunday paper

It is done deal
definition

Little Rock, AR

#77 Jan 27, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Read Sunday paper
It is done deal
Dingleberry---where did it say Osceola!======And yes a "dingleberry" is a turd hanging off a butt hair. Same thing as Cliff hanging on the pocket of the quorum qourt.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#78 Jan 27, 2013
definition wrote:
<quoted text>Dingleberry---where did it say Osceola!======And yes a "dingleberry" is a turd hanging off a butt hair. Same thing as Cliff hanging on the pocket of the quorum qourt.
wait until you read the paper wednesday, after the announcement Tuesday

then you can EAT that Dingleberry!!!
grunt

Austwell, TX

#79 Jan 28, 2013
little rock wrote:
project is either in eldorado or rogers.
GOOGLE been shopping a huge IT center for several years. Think that is the deal. Rogers
Tenfol

United States

#80 Jan 28, 2013
Yes it's true the anocement is tomorrow

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