Morning Reads – Wednesday, May 22, 2019

I feel this is how many of you felt Sunday morning… maybe even Monday morning.

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tiger
tiger

The Hollywood boycott and the Innovation Gateway has me thinking. 1. Cancel the tax credit. 2. Implement a Democratic idea from the 1990s: create a high speed rail line connecting Mercer, Georgia Tech/Georgia State, /Emory/CDC, UGA and MCG. 3. Result: a research corridor to compete with Semiconductor Row in Texas, Research Triangle Park in North Carolina and the I-4 Corridor in Florida. Would make the revenue and jobs generated by Hollywood spare change AND kill the idea that out of staters who use us as a tax shelter a few weeks a year get to dictate our laws. Which is… Read more »

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

I appreciate your idea of attracting another good industry to the state. Let me add my thoughts about the film industry. The industry benefits tens of thousands of GA residents and business that receive work and economic gain from employment and purchases of our goods and services. These workers and businesses pay state income tax property taxes and other taxes. Many industry workers from CA, LA, NC and FL have permanently moved here because the work is here. Even temporary out of towners pay for for their own lodging, food and other essentials (usually with a nice allowance from the… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

What makes you think high tech researchers are going to be any more willing to come here than “Hollywood” types.

tiger
tiger

It is funny that you think that all or even most tech workers and researchers are socially liberal activists. But not surprising because the media only focuses on Silicon Valley – precisely because their preference for the politics of the Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Tim Cook crowd – to the exclusion of everyone else. Truth is that the Texas high tech sector preceded Silicon Valley, was actually more prominent than Silicon Valley for decades and to this day is #2 only to Silicon Valley in breath and depth. But the media paying attention to it would mean A) spending… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Nonsense.
You start with a false premise and go off the rails from there.
Who says there is a “rigid ideological conformity” in Hollywood?
Who said tech workers are socially liberal?
YOU are the one that seems obsessed with the geography/politics connection.

You just can’t make sweeping generalizations like that and then try to draw some specific conclusion from it. Unless you have data.
Is the NCAA socially liberal? They threatened to pull the tournament from NC over the bathroom bill.

Gregs
Gregs

While we’re canceling things how about the billions in taxes imposed on rate payers for a nuclear power plant that most likely never power a light bulb. And cancel the guaranteed profits on the cost overuns created by the monoploy? Can we cancel Go Fish”? Shouldn’t we also cancel the Port Tax Credits too?

Pick your boogeyman, I’ll pick mine!

tiger
tiger

I supposed you missed my mention of “tax credits for alternative energy entrepreneurs.” You won’t find a bigger fan of ending Georgia Power’s “regulated monopoly” status than me, and for doing the same with municipal cable companies. But look, any employer or industry that is hostile to our voters and the politicians that they elect because they can’t handle that the entire country isn’t New York and Los Angeles, or that New York and Los Angeles can’t run the entire country by fiat, then yeah we should pull any economic incentive that allows them to relocate here and tell us… Read more »

auh2o
auh2o

New York Times so you may hit a paywall. The headline says it all though. Our country is so damaged.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/21/opinion/alabama-law-abortion.html

Benevolus
Benevolus

The only thing that headline says to me is “clickbait’.
Yes, even the NYT does it.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

It’s an opinion column. So yeah, the heading could be attention grabbing. How about “A State That is Dead Last in Education Doesn’t Give a S**t About Saving Children.”

drjay
drjay

getting the new coke isn’t going to be easy, it’s not going to be in kroger next to the regular coke…but i am thrilled that stranger things is returning…

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

The series is rumored to have five seasons total.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Day 22 since the meeting when it was reported Trump would three weeks later outline his ideas on how to pay for a $2 trillion infrastructure plan.. It doesn’t take three weeks to determine that the Chinese will be paying for it, since we can use the tariff money that the Chinese are paying. Plan B is to print more money to give to the rich who in their beneficence will trickle it down on public infrastructure. Some Trumpsters don’t understand they’re paying the tariffs or think printing money is another Trump promise dept. The rest go along because the… Read more »

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

add borrowing money from China, to pay (SOCIALISM) bailouts to farmers screwed out of income.