Sikorsky may send more work to Texas

Full story: NewsTimes.com 38
Sikorsky Aircraft Co. has found it likes doing business in Texas, but that doesn't mean the helicopter-maker will abandon Connecticut. Full Story
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#24 Apr 15, 2012
danbury wrote:
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Texas has no income tax. Probably a good place to retire
A good place to work and live and raise a family. I am sorry for the people who lost their jobs. Shame on Sikorsky. I am sure that after time, they will move these jobs from Texas to Mexico.

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#25 Apr 15, 2012
It is bedtime for Tippy and her fish and myself, and to all, a good night.
Abolish the fed

Baltimore, MD

#26 Apr 16, 2012
Ben wrote:
Oh on the topic of Sik bailing on CT, union contract's up in 2014..... I've never done the un-employment thing but I plan on riding it as long as I can once we're sh!t canned .... It is what it is!
So you want to abuse the social safety net?

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#27 Apr 16, 2012
Please read #25. Thank you.
Clusterfunk

Ansonia, CT

#28 Apr 16, 2012
danbury wrote:
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Texas has no income tax. Probably a good place to retire
With a decent pension and 2 SS checks we pay a whopping $156.00 in CT income tax. How much would it take for you to move to TX?
Clusterfunk

Ansonia, CT

#29 Apr 16, 2012
Bradley wrote:
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I remember when Bridgeport was called "The Arsenal of Democracy" because of all the factories here. Then the unions took over and the factories moved out. People will never learn. Take your choice folks. Unions or jobs. That's a fact.
Read some history. Sure Bpt, and most of CT made every critical part for wartime, but strategically, it meant that one small bomb would destroy all US manufacturing. Factories were spread out for strategic and political benefits.
Abolish the fed

Baltimore, MD

#30 Apr 16, 2012
Clusterfunk wrote:
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Read some history. Sure Bpt, and most of CT made every critical part for wartime, but strategically, it meant that one small bomb would destroy all US manufacturing. Factories were spread out for strategic and political benefits.
Surely you can not deny that politicians have waged war on american manufacturing.
Ben

Waterbury, CT

#31 Nov 24, 2012
Why not, the more I work 70% of my pay never reaches my hands, this tax, that tax, medicare tex, etc, I've been working for 29 yrs while many of these leeches have it made, even medications I need I can't afford, yet these leeches get medical and medicine on the spot, even for their drug addictions. I'm going to ride it like a 50 mile wave on my imaginary surf board, don't like it, I don't give a rat's a$$
Abolish the fed wrote:
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So you want to abuse the social safety net?
Voluntarist

United States

#33 Nov 26, 2012
Ben wrote:
Why not, the more I work 70% of my pay never reaches my hands, this tax, that tax, medicare tex, etc, I've been working for 29 yrs while many of these leeches have it made, even medications I need I can't afford, yet these leeches get medical and medicine on the spot, even for their drug addictions. I'm going to ride it like a 50 mile wave on my imaginary surf board, don't like it, I don't give a rat's a$$ <quoted text>
Maybe everyone should join the leeches and the system will finally collapse.
Voluntarist

United States

#34 Nov 26, 2012
And by leeches I mean blacks.
Bob

Waterbury, CT

#35 Jan 13, 2013
Bridgeprt machines, Bullards, Remington and all those sweatshops had no unions, employees were treated like "feces" at management's will, the "worker-bees had no rights and had to work w/o environmental protection and at lower pay wages.. You individuals that are PREFER to work in under those deplorable conditions all I can say is "better you than me" God Bless the Unions and God Bless TEAMSTERS.
EX-BPT Bob wrote:
Unions are bad for buisness.
What part of that do you not understand?
Show me proof that it is not true.
Bpt machines, Bullard, remington arms..RIP
joe x

Danbury, CT

#36 Jan 23, 2013
When the armies march up from the south, Sikorsky will be glad it has manufacturing in Connecticut still. With Long island in front,a navy yard in New York and a sub base in Groton. Bridgeport is much more defensible than Texas. The rivers here help too. Bridges blown up as in WWII Europe can stop overland invasion. The coastal water routes can get raw materials into the factory up to a bitter end. It probably wont ever happen-but isn't defense about preparation? Texas cant even defend against illegals getting across the river-Right?
Also, In the pre union days, the factories used up the health of workers, then fired them,while the owners pocketed profits and spent the summers where the air was healthy. Read the history of the industrial revolution. What we need are tarrifs like were in place pre 1980,s. When Ronald Reagan took down the trade barriers, almost all the machine shops in the Connecticut river valley went under within months. Thats when all the good jobs went too. Corporations wanted to buy cheap and sell high so they made more profits -and they did. Bush then cut their taxes so we the people got nothing for letting them buy cheap overseas and then sell to the citizens for more than products were worth. I still have a toaster from the 1950's made in America with a union label-Its indestructible!Made with pride. We need to make products we can be proud of and pay people who make them enough to be proud too!

“'never'”

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#37 Jan 23, 2013
joe x wrote:
When the armies march up from the south, Sikorsky will be glad it has manufacturing in Connecticut still. With Long island in front,a navy yard in New York and a sub base in Groton. Bridgeport is much more defensible than Texas. The rivers here help too. Bridges blown up as in WWII Europe can stop overland invasion. The coastal water routes can get raw materials into the factory up to a bitter end. It probably wont ever happen-but isn't defense about preparation? Texas cant even defend against illegals getting across the river-Right?
Also, In the pre union days, the factories used up the health of workers, then fired them,while the owners pocketed profits and spent the summers where the air was healthy. Read the history of the industrial revolution. What we need are tarrifs like were in place pre 1980,s. When Ronald Reagan took down the trade barriers, almost all the machine shops in the Connecticut river valley went under within months. Thats when all the good jobs went too. Corporations wanted to buy cheap and sell high so they made more profits -and they did. Bush then cut their taxes so we the people got nothing for letting them buy cheap overseas and then sell to the citizens for more than products were worth. I still have a toaster from the 1950's made in America with a union label-Its indestructible!Made with pride. We need to make products we can be proud of and pay people who make them enough to be proud too!
You have no idea of the 'can do' attitude texans have, and the fight they have in them. They are much more gun-savy. My money is on them. Connecticut nowadays is a bunch of limosine liberals and helpless welfare dependents, and not much in between.

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#38 Jan 23, 2013
I am outrage with this company. Shame on them.
LynneB

Shelton, CT

#39 Jan 23, 2013
Well, wasn't that a most helpful comment. The thought process that went into that simmply boggles the mind.
Pete

Danbury, CT

#40 Jan 23, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
And by leeches I mean blacks.
Welfare leeches.
fabio

Danbury, CT

#41 Jan 28, 2013
Citizen44 wrote:
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You have no idea of the 'can do' attitude texans have, and the fight they have in them. They are much more gun-savy. My money is on them. Connecticut nowadays is a bunch of limosine liberals and helpless welfare dependents, and not much in between.
Its not the can do attitude that holds back armies, its an armies physical ability to reach a place. When the British marched up to burn Danbury, they were sent packing fast by a small force who shot pot shots at them from behind hills, walls and trees. Back then,the British ruled the sound and could make landfall-now the subs rule the sound and the Atlantic Ocean off shore. A long range missile would be the best bet to hit sikorsky-not easily either!!!, an enemy carrier off shore is too easy a target. There is the whole of long island to put anti aircraft and anti missile guns on too. And airports throughout the area. As far as a marching army with tanks, small rivers here can block crossings. The hills here mean a battle for every mile. Look at the new national guard center in Danbury and how well it is situated to control traffic through the valleys. At least someone was thinking. In Texas, war would be like Iraq-flat and easy to cover ground fast. In Connecticut its a combo of WWII Germany and the south pacific islands with a little Korea or Viet Nam added in-in the summer. Of course North Korea's soon to be ready nuclear bomb can sure make a mess of us. I saw the news today-we are their stated target and "sworn enemy". Its supposed to be only able to reach the west coast. Happy I didnt move to California!

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#42 Jan 28, 2013
Welcome back Lynne.

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