Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Losing jobs... gaining home sales
Anyhooo, more $$$ will be thrown at re-training programs with much bravado and grand standing from supposed fiscal conservatives, that again have no problem helping jobs go overseas. Try putting that cash beforehand into someone that can get jobs and business here instead of CEDC and the Exec Directors tax payer guaranteed paycheck. An Exec Director, incedentally, who is sooo far over his head with this job loss issue and has sparkles in his eyes from schmoozing with politicos. PUKE!
This brings me to another point. These jobs come with home and business foreclosures and thus more homes on the market for those out of state, or at least out of area, homebuyers. Certain real estate brokers/State Senators have no problem selling these foreclosures. Since so many solons lack the moral character to put their constituents above their own self interest, (read "pocket book" as in ATV trails park dealio with, allegedley, $180K going to said real estate office) as George Washington warned against oh so many years ago. The State Senator alluded to here is certainly maintaining his penchant for exploiting his constituency when the opportunity and rubles presents. That's too bad.
I can't wait to see Governor Lynch and fellow Republican John Gallus holding hands in the next Edi Tucker Coos Democrat news article/photo-op in front of Tea Birds claiming "We are doing everything we can for the North Country". Such tripe. Such bilge water. Such empty promise.
I am glad I don't have television to watch that crap. By the way, Tea Birds does serve an excellent cup-o-joe and lunch special.
Berlin put all it's economic eggs in the mill basket - and it's time for Berlin to diversify. Will is right - the review of our trade policies and agreements is long overdue. At least without the mill smell, there's a fighting chance of turning Berlin around.
I'd love to see the Nansen ski jump rebuilt and used again. There are some smaller businesses that could flourish in Berlin - like a custom coffin shop.
The last time the mill closed, I saw a bunch of guys taking classes at the tech - changing careers.Once they stopped being scared, they were having a great time.
I would hate to see Berlin become the City that Felons Built.
Danderson is pushing for an alternative fuels power plant and I am sure that is not his original idea. I wonder what assurances and to whom such were given and which real esate office will garner the $185K tax payer cabbage from the dealio??? (did I say another $185K???) Danderson is speaking/stumping next month at the OEP conference so he will be much touting and spewing his bilge. Funny thing is, I may be working with this boob on the NHMA+LGC boards if I take the current incumbent Stark Selectman seat. The things I will endure to serve the Peeps.