Pawlenty, Mayor Coleman to deliver Fo...

Pawlenty, Mayor Coleman to deliver Ford plant proposal Wednesday

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 24, 2010, titled Pawlenty, Mayor Coleman to deliver Ford plant proposal Wednesday. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

They already said please. Then pretty please. Now, they hope, this is the cherry on top.

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Kikeepoo

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Aug 24, 2010
Give credit when credit is due. these two fools know how to save their butts and political lives otherwise they would be talking to China about new plants and $1 dollar an hour wages that would save big bucks for their high fiving republican business buddies.
Nota Sheep

Jonesboro, TX

#2 Aug 24, 2010
Kikeepoo wrote:
Give credit when credit is due. these two fools know how to save their butts and political lives otherwise they would be talking to China about new plants and $1 dollar an hour wages that would save big bucks for their high fiving republican business buddies.
Coleman is a liberal leftist, you moron!!!
Colorado

United States

#3 Aug 24, 2010
Pawlenty gave the 35W bridge bid to a Colorado firm that just happened to be the highest bidder. Why would he give a sh*t about Minnesotans? He cut the budget which harmed the poor and is flying around the world and leaving Minnesota going down the drain. Wait!! That would make a perfect Republican president; not giving a rat's *ss about anyone but himself and his rich buddies. What a worthless piece of sh*t this idiot is.
wondering

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Aug 24, 2010
What's with T-Paws Z's. I guess we should add feez to the list!!!

Since: Feb 08

Sandstone MN

#5 Aug 24, 2010
Why is the that the state will BUY a new "plant" costing hundreds of millions for a sports team, but only offer <100M in tax breaks for a true industry?
Mary in St Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Aug 24, 2010
Who is Tim Pawlenty?
Debra

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Aug 24, 2010
Well gee, how about telling idiot Coleman to purchase city vehicles from Ford, instead of Toyota? That would be a great first step in working with Ford.

Because of this, why should anyone expect them to care about Saint Paul?
Good Idea

Burnsville, MN

#8 Aug 24, 2010
Interesting how if its local and its a plant that people can see or know people that work their they are all for tax breaks and incentives. However nationally we cannot get a comparable policy that would jolt the economy.

Crazy how simple it would be to stimulate the economy, offer tax breaks for investments in new factories. Cut the dividends tax for profits made from abroad for companies that repatriate profits to invest in R&D and manufacturing here. Offer VAT rebates on exports on targeted industries.

Even if it were only temporary one of these three things alone would be better than any national stimulus discussed or implemented thus far. Instead we will continue to read the depressing headlines and pretend.
BOhesanogger

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Aug 24, 2010
If you are a union member and supprt union activities, I implore you to go immediately kill yourself!
Ann_StPaul

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Aug 24, 2010
Disgruntled Outstater wrote:
Why is the that the state will BUY a new "plant" costing hundreds of millions for a sports team, but only offer <100M in tax breaks for a true industry?
Because of the revenue it produces, how it revived a neighborhood - drove out the "Block E scum/gangs" ??? Just my guess....I really do hope the plant will be able to stay open though...
jdm

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Aug 24, 2010
Who pushed Toyotas being the "official vehicles of mpls-St.Paul"???? Chris Coleman, the assistant-mayor of mpls-St.Paul. Coleman should stay home... his thinking is defective.
JBOY

Jacksonville, FL

#12 Aug 24, 2010
What are the union guys gonna do there? Demand that 2250 workers do the work that 750 people can do and cry about contributing to their own retirement ?
Danny Yrusso

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Aug 24, 2010
Everytime I see this fool, or hear him speak, I am embarrassed for the City of Saint Paul.

I grew up on St. Clair, attended Groveland, then Ramsey, then Central, then the U of M, and now work for 3M.

I am ashamed to admit I am STILL a Saint Paul resident. I keep holding out hope, but my city leaders continue to fail me, and make the most bizarre decisions.

Who in the Ford organization would possibly want to talk to Mayor Coleman, when he cries about the Ford plant and loss of jobs, while he is malignantly forcing the plant closure by making under-the-table deals with Toyota Motor North America. I could understand it if this was New York City, but we are not, and this decision placed the Ford Plant in serious jeopardy.

Mr. Coleman, please resign and save us face.
John Paitich

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Aug 24, 2010
I hope all are happy, now is time of reckoning.

The high property taxes, the kow-towing to the Asians, all for what? To make St Paul the next San Francisco?

Time to move, people, all hope is lost. Ford won't make it, anymore than Applebaums was allowed to downtown.

Wake up and see the light, this is corruption on its worst level.
NoSht

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Aug 25, 2010
I wonder what concessions the unions are going to give to keep the Ford plant here.
The anti-business Coleman should stay home, St. Paul would have a much better chance of retaining it then.

Since: Feb 08

Sandstone MN

#16 Aug 25, 2010
Ann_StPaul wrote:
<quoted text>Because of the revenue it produces, how it revived a neighborhood - drove out the "Block E scum/gangs" ??? Just my guess....I really do hope the plant will be able to stay open though...
It is not the job of the state to support a single neighborhood. It is certainly not the job of the state to provide stadia for professional sports.

It amazes me how many people cry "corporate welfare" when the state trues to keep a factory in the state, but still go running with their handout when some sports figures need a new stadium.
Justin

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Aug 25, 2010
Gee, If cutting taxes motivates Ford to stay and keep the jobs here, why not do that with all businesses?

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