Schutt being courted to move out of L...

Schutt being courted to move out of Litchfield

There are 62 comments on the State Journal-Register story from Nov 2, 2008, titled Schutt being courted to move out of Litchfield. In it, State Journal-Register reports that:

Schutt Sports, one of Litchfield's biggest employers and a leading national manufacturer of football, baseball and softball helmets, says it's being wooed to move elsewhere and wants to know what Litchfield can ...

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Lak

Chicago, IL

#1 Nov 3, 2008
Litchfield better step up to the plate, if you let this company get out of your town, what will this say to any new business looking at Litchfield as a potential site?
Anonymous

Long Beach, CA

#2 Nov 3, 2008
Don't blame Litchfield, blame the State of Illinois!
anonymous

Saint Petersburg, FL

#3 Nov 3, 2008
I blame our ignorant Govenor!
Lak

Chicago, IL

#4 Nov 3, 2008
Its not about blame, I am just saying they better put a strategy together to keep this business local.
RealShade

Mattoon, IL

#5 Nov 4, 2008
We had someone come to our door wanting us to sign a petition to increase taxes to pay for Schutt to stay. What does every one think?

Since: Oct 08

Litchfield

#6 Nov 4, 2008
I think I am going to start another petition to increase your taxes to grow my business.Just think ,I would be more competitive.I "could" bring more jobs to the community. I "could" increase school enrollment.I "could" increase tax revenues.I "could" use 5.3 million of your tax dollars.What do YOU think?
anonymous II

Shumway, IL

#7 Nov 4, 2008
If they leave, the money they put back into the community leaves with them. I am not sure that the town has enough job openings to absorb the amount of people that are unemployeed now let alone after two of the top three companies shut there doors. I guess that is good news "IF" another business comes into town. They will have a pretty large pool to pick from for employees. Seems like it would suck for area business if 10% of the town were unemployeed. Just my two cents.
RealShade

Mattoon, IL

#8 Nov 4, 2008
Nothing like answering a question with a question. If you could numbskully let's see it. I'll wait. I will keep checking in on you. Hope it works it out for you.

Since: Oct 08

Litchfield

#9 Nov 5, 2008
RealShade wrote:
We had someone come to our door wanting us to sign a petition to increase taxes to pay for Schutt to stay. What does every one think?
Okay,seeing as though you didn't get the jist of what I was saying in my previous post.Here is what I think...seeing as though you asked.
Government has NO business taxing me for the purpose of enabling private enterprise.Especially with an economy like the one we have now.
RealShade

Mattoon, IL

#10 Nov 5, 2008
I agree government is too big already and after last night it looks it will only get larger unfortunately. According to the new "president" Schutt as well as many others in this town and this state and this nation will get taxed more and more. Taxes in itself isnt a bad thing if used wisely but we know that will never happen from local government to the whitehouse. I believe there is going to be very tough times ahead and we have to truly become a community.
Just my two cents.
Reality Check

Elmhurst, IL

#11 Nov 5, 2008
anonymous II wrote:
If they leave, the money they put back into the community leaves with them. I am not sure that the town has enough job openings to absorb the amount of people that are unemployeed now let alone after two of the top three companies shut there doors. I guess that is good news "IF" another business comes into town. They will have a pretty large pool to pick from for employees. Seems like it would suck for area business if 10% of the town were unemployeed. Just my two cents.
Don't worry about it!

Obama will take care of you - the checks should start flowing in right after his inaugeration. Heck, you won't even have to pay your mortgages anymore! And groceries will be free to all.

Well, that is, if you never held a job in your life. Because those of us that do work will be giving (redistributing) ours to him who will dole it to you.

Happy?
Reality Check

Elmhurst, IL

#12 Nov 5, 2008
My conscience, however,is quite clear!

I did NOT vote for socialism.
RealShade

Mattoon, IL

#13 Nov 5, 2008
Didn't vote for a socialist either. Let's see does socialism work Russia, China, France hmmm nope. These young 1st time voters really don't know what they are in for. The banks should have never been bailed out. Here is a good story of restributing the wealth:
Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read
" Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed.
Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I
laughed as he had given away his political preference--just imagine
the coincidence.
When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to
him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept.
He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to
redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the
homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.
I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the
server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The
homeless guy was grateful.
At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I
realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn,
but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn
even though the actual recipient needed money more.
I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in
concept than in practical application.
Reality Check

Elmhurst, IL

#14 Nov 6, 2008
I want all of these people that voted for the ObMessiah to come back to us a year from now and see if they are still happy with their choice. Folk were worried about a second Bush presidency - let's see what they think about the second Carter presidency.
Reality Check

Elmhurst, IL

#15 Nov 6, 2008
But really, none of these people should gripe about it when it happens. The man told us exactly what he intends to do - he wants to raise taxes ($250k - then $200k - then Biden told us $140k, and Richardson said $120k; but who remembers that at the very beginning when this all started OB said $40k!!!). He told us that anyone that objects to being taxed in order to support the less-fortunate (n'er-do-wells that haven't worked a day in their lives) are SIMPLY SELFISH PEOPLE.

And what else did he say?(its on video - those of you that doubt this)- The Constitution is fundamentally flawed and the Supreme Court should have done more to REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH in the 60's during the Civil Rights movement.

You all that voted for him HAVE BEEN HAD!

And, by the way, how come Oprah isn't redistributing her wealth yet? You would think that she would want to be an example.

Right after the vote, McCain contacted OB and asked if he would live up to his promise of sharing the wealth by redistributing the votes - but guess what, he refused!
I Voted

Long Beach, CA

#16 Nov 6, 2008
Hey...at least be original. That email about not tipping the waiter/homeless guy has been circulating for quite a while.
RealShade wrote:
Didn't vote for a socialist either. Let's see does socialism work Russia, China, France hmmm nope. These young 1st time voters really don't know what they are in for. The banks should have never been bailed out. Here is a good story of restributing the wealth:
Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read
" Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed.
Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I
laughed as he had given away his political preference--just imagine
the coincidence.
When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to
him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept.
He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to
redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the
homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.
I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the
server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The
homeless guy was grateful.
At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I
realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn,
but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn
even though the actual recipient needed money more.
I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in
concept than in practical application.
schmack it

United States

#17 Nov 7, 2008
Reality Check wrote:
But really, none of these people should gripe about it when it happens. The man told us exactly what he intends to do - he wants to raise taxes ($250k - then $200k - then Biden told us $140k, and Richardson said $120k; but who remembers that at the very beginning when this all started OB said $40k!!!). He told us that anyone that objects to being taxed in order to support the less-fortunate (n'er-do-wells that haven't worked a day in their lives) are SIMPLY SELFISH PEOPLE.
And what else did he say?(its on video - those of you that doubt this)- The Constitution is fundamentally flawed and the Supreme Court should have done more to REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH in the 60's during the Civil Rights movement.
You all that voted for him HAVE BEEN HAD!
And, by the way, how come Oprah isn't redistributing her wealth yet? You would think that she would want to be an example.
Right after the vote, McCain contacted OB and asked if he would live up to his promise of sharing the wealth by redistributing the votes - but guess what, he refused!
You all that voted for him have been had? I guess you're not an American that will be impacted by any new legislation because you live in a silo. Give me a break - you only prove the ignorance within the Republican party is still alive and well. McCain has now turned on Palin, his chosen one. I guess your 401K statement is greater now than 8 years ago as well? There are too many things on this list. It's time this country regains the world respect and financial stability that we had not long ago. Like it or not the smart folks are going to carry YOU on that wave with us. If slack-jawed yokels such as yourself can't get over your loss my suggestion is to move to Iraq. You created that paradise, you should have to live in it.
RealityCheck

Phoenixville, PA

#18 Nov 8, 2008
Like I said, see you in about a year - tell me how much you love the Obamessiah then. Unless you are among the 40% who have never paid taxes in your life because you have been on the welfare plantation all your life. Then you should do real good taking from my family.

I find it interesting that Nixon was impeached for essentially covering up one fact - yet the entire Democratic machine and the news media have been covering up for Ob from the beginning. My goodness - many are not even convinced that he is truly an American!

See you in a year - and then tell me who the losers are.
RealityCheck

Phoenixville, PA

#19 Nov 8, 2008
Let me just say that this country deserves BO (that's my name for him) and all that will happen to it. I think this country needs to be brought to it's knees and I believe the president that will do it is BO. When we no longer have a voice in this country and we are a socialist one to boot, the only ones that will be to blame are those that voted for him. He said out right that he was wanting to take our country in that direction. He put his cards out on the table and said how he would be and what he would do yet people voted for him anyway.

He said he didn't believe in the Bill of Rights that they were only guidelines.

He's for abortion, stem cell research and gay rights and marriages.

He is for shutting a baby that survives an abortion in a closet until it dies then in allowing it to be cared for.

He wants to "restribute the wealth" which is straight from uncle Joe Stalin.

BO wants to cut ties and support to Isreal.

How can a Christian vote for someone like that?! At this point I have no sympathy for this country nor do I feel anything for it but sadness. The people have spoken and their choice is BOs laws not Gods'. Thus this country will get what's coming to them.

So...that being said, I do not hope for another attack on our country. It if does come, it could easily be 10 times worse than 911 and when people see that BO doesn't want to fight back but only wants to sit down and talk peace I'm just going to sit back and remember that it could have been avoided by a strong defensive President. And no one who voted for him better complain about it in my presence because they will most definately get a piece of my mind. May God have mercy on those of us who didn't vote for BO.

Of course, if it is easier for folks like you to call us "slack-jawed yokels" or even better, "racists" (which we are not!) then have at it. If you wish to call us hateful, be my guest - but honestly - I have yet to see anyone more hateful than a far left liberal.

“Truth, Justice”

Since: Dec 07

and the American Way

#20 Nov 8, 2008
No use arguing over it. This election was a NO WIN situation. All you could do was pick the lesser of the two evils.

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