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Tradition ends: No Michigan state fair this year | The Columbus Dis...

There are 38 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 1, 2010, titled Tradition ends: No Michigan state fair this year | The Columbus Dis.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Rabbit breeder Rob Usakowski typically spends the week before Labor Day helping his daughters show their Jersey Woolies and Holland Lops at the Michigan State Fair.

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Reader

Columbus, OH

#21 Sep 1, 2010
CMH Rick wrote:
<quoted text>Ya think free trade had anything to do with the collapse of the auto industry? I know that greed on the part of the UAW and Management was out of control but until free trade send all the jobs south into Texico there were plenty of taxpayers keeping the Michigan State government rolling right along.
There were many things, including our lack of health care. Employer sponsored health plans added something like $600 to the cost of each auto produce here as opposed to Canada--where other labor costs might be considered to be comparable.
Fallsbury

Columbus, OH

#22 Sep 1, 2010
Just live in Licking County, we are the only county in Ohio the does not have "county" fair. The Licking county fair was held in Newark and closed in the 1930's.
matt

Hilliard, OH

#23 Sep 1, 2010
You can go to the Michigan State Fair south of the boarder, and overseas. Where they sent the jobs. Vote for politicians who in the pockets of Big Biz and vote your job away. It happens everyday. Even Hershey makes it candy in Mexico. Cheap Labor, No Benefits! No Retirement! No 401K! Eliminate the middle class.
Dannawally

Toledo, OH

#24 Sep 1, 2010
CMH Rick wrote:
<quoted text>Ya think free trade had anything to do with the collapse of the auto industry? I know that greed on the part of the UAW and Management was out of control but until free trade send all the jobs south into Texico there were plenty of taxpayers keeping the Michigan State government rolling right along.
Don't look now but Ford is actually making a profit now, and they took no "stimulus" money from your dear socialist leader. Free trade works, centrally planned economies collapse.
reality check

Columbus, OH

#25 Sep 1, 2010
Bob wrote:
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Blame it on Bush if you want but dems have run MI since the horse and buggy. Granholm is a Canadian hack that is clueless. She was on a Sunday talking head show and said private business can no longer make it on it's own and needs to be "partnered" with the federal government. She has been Gov for several years and let the state die with the auto industry and wants to say private biz needs to partner with the likes of her ?
Reality Check, why are historically dem led cities like Detroit, Chicago, LA in the tank ?
Cities aren't in the tank because they're run by Dems -- they're in the tank because they're cities (especially midwestern cities like the ones you named -- and Cleveland, Dayton, Youngstown, Toledo are also good examples). I don't have the energy to get into the demographic shifts that have pulled resources and citizens out of urban areas, leaving them strapped for cash and hurting. But that's the reason -- it has nothing to do with Democratic leadership. If you know of a big city that's been led by a Republican in the midwest that's doing great, then you can prove me wrong. But it's not the leaders -- it's the cities.
reality check

Columbus, OH

#26 Sep 1, 2010
Dannawally wrote:
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Don't look now but Ford is actually making a profit now, and they took no "stimulus" money from your dear socialist leader. Free trade works, centrally planned economies collapse.
Oh please. ALL the big three are turning a profit now. ALL are on the road to recovery. And if you think for a second that Ford would be doing just as well as it's currently doing if we had let the American auto industry implode by dismantling Chrysler and GM, closing every parts manufacturer and dealer, laying of hundreds of thousands, etc., then you're delusional.
Time to go

Wheelersburg, OH

#27 Sep 1, 2010
Reader wrote:
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That's it in a nutshell.
Although the loss of the state fair is not going to be the toughest one to swallow. I worry about when we are no longer able to regulate and inspect food products (another function of government "bureaucracy"), respond to public health problems (like insect-born diseases), go to the library, zoo or public park, ride on public transportation, or any of the other functions of the government and government funding.
Hmm, that's funny since Michigan was, has been and currently controlled by Democrats. But I am sure they had nothing to do with running the state into the ground, must of been the republicans fault somehow huh? By the way, Republicans suck as much as the Dems but you libs are so predictable.
Time to go

Wheelersburg, OH

#28 Sep 1, 2010
reality check wrote:
But don't forget -- the state doesn't need any more tax money than it's currently collecting. The government doesn't do anything that people need or want. And if only all of our taxes were lower, everything would be fine. I'm sure citizens would band together and donate a few bucks each -- all million of them -- to put the fair together again if the state's tax receipts don't improve for next year.
The Republican dream -- less government, no state fairs. Sign up today.
Michigan's taxes are already quite high. But hey, that never stops the libs from wanting to raise them even higher. Heck, I am not even sure that Libs have a stopping point of when taxes become too high. Economy down resulting in lower tax receipts? Just raise taxes as govt can't do without. You people are morons.
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#29 Sep 1, 2010
Dems train to nowhere wrote:
Michigan is far worse than Ohio. Years of democratic control with some of the highest taxes around with the unions running crazy.
This state needs to get with the program to downsize government, stop the giveaways and don't let unions dictate how the state is run.
I have a great idea. Why don't you move to Michigan and straighten things out? Maybe you could start a war with Wisconsin or something to get the economy started. Give George W. a ring. He can give you some tips on war-starting.
Darren

Marysville, OH

#30 Sep 1, 2010
Reply wrote:
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I have a great idea. Why don't you move to Michigan and straighten things out? Maybe you could start a war with Wisconsin or something to get the economy started. Give George W. a ring. He can give you some tips on war-starting.
Man, you're just flippin' hilarious, start a war with the cheeseheads to pick up the economy.

It's almost as if you're implying that Bush (emphatically stated by the MSM to be the dumbest guy ever in the oval office) was smart enough to start a war to pick up an economy that had already recovered from the Clinton recession after being knocked on its' hiney after an unprovoked attack by 19 "peace-loving" religion followers.

I swear, the UTTER lack of understanding by some people in this country of why we took action in Iraq is simply mind boggling. I just wish I could decide if the ignorance of the facts is purposeful or just a product of a complicit media.
Reader

New York, NY

#31 Sep 2, 2010
Well, Michigan residents are always welcome at the Ohio State Fair. They can cheer on the Buckeyes while in town also. Next, Michigan will probably cancel their football program.
bjb

United States

#32 Sep 2, 2010
stop counting on the government for anything and you'll succeed more often
Nick

Reynoldsburg, OH

#33 Sep 2, 2010
Another Democrat!
Dannawally

Toledo, OH

#34 Sep 2, 2010
reality check wrote:
The Republican dream -- less government, no state fairs. Sign up today.
This is the reason there is no hope for Michigan. They elect democRat leaders in both state and city governments, they elect democRats to the federal government, then, when they run the economic ship onto the rocks, they blame it on the Republicans .
Dannawally

Toledo, OH

#35 Sep 2, 2010
reality check wrote:
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Oh please. ALL the big three are turning a profit now. ALL are on the road to recovery. And if you think for a second that Ford would be doing just as well as it's currently doing if we had let the American auto industry implode by dismantling Chrysler and GM, closing every parts manufacturer and dealer, laying of hundreds of thousands, etc., then you're delusional.
By your analytical process, we should be subsidizing horseshoe factories. You have to let inefficient, unmarketable businesses either die or correct. We should have let Government Motors go bankrupt so they could re-organize, get rid of their financial boat anchors (UAW and dead-weight management), and start anew. Throwing money at them just to keep them afloat simply delays the inevitable.
reality check

Columbus, OH

#36 Sep 4, 2010
Time to go wrote:
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Michigan's taxes are already quite high. But hey, that never stops the libs from wanting to raise them even higher. Heck, I am not even sure that Libs have a stopping point of when taxes become too high. Economy down resulting in lower tax receipts? Just raise taxes as govt can't do without. You people are morons.
Actually MI ranks 27th in overall taxes paid -- slightly below average. But why check facts when you can just make stuff up, like "their taxes are already 'quite high'", right?
Time to go

Wheelersburg, OH

#37 Sep 4, 2010
reality check wrote:
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Actually MI ranks 27th in overall taxes paid -- slightly below average. But why check facts when you can just make stuff up, like "their taxes are already 'quite high'", right?
So you would be probably one of those who would dispute Ohio's taxes are quite high (just like Strickland) even though more than one source has us ranked in the top 10, and as high as 3rd. You just keep supporting tax increases, as I am sure you believe the govt is the best steward of our money. Again, typical lib moron.
get real Ohio

Columbus, OH

#38 Sep 5, 2010
Time to go wrote:
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So you would be probably one of those who would dispute Ohio's taxes are quite high (just like Strickland) even though more than one source has us ranked in the top 10, and as high as 3rd. You just keep supporting tax increases, as I am sure you believe the govt is the best steward of our money. Again, typical lib moron.
"More than one source"? It's not a matter of debate.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/research/topic/5...

Feel free to read all the different ways our tax rates are measured against other states.

Only a right winger like yourself (I'm guessing) with call me a "lib moron" for citing a fact, and counter with his/her own statements about one "source" about our tax rates. Honestly, get a clue, friend. Not everything is appropriate for your spin, opinion and interpretation. There are such things as facts, hard data and math. That's how adults compare tax rates.

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