This project was pushed through by our county commissioners with tax abatement and even a land swap, all at taxpayer expense. This was a done deal without the knowledge of, concern for or input by the people in this area, people these commissioners are supposed to represent.
Logistically the old Phelps Dodge copper plant area would have been a much better site for this plant as much of the raw material used comes from SDI-owned Omni Source, a short distance away.
As our county commissioners come up for reelection, let’s throw the sneaky bums out and elect someone that will truly represent all the people.
New HavenThe United States has lost 50,000 manufacturing jobs per month or a total of 2 million high-paying manufacturing jobs under President Obama.
Our unemployment rate hovers over 8 percent. In January 2012 there were more unemployed Americans (12.8 million) compared to Americans working in manufacturing jobs (under 12 million).
China, the primary culprit, subsidizes its industries, manipulates its currency and has no minimum wages.
China is the No. 1 supplier of critical parts for our defense systems, and is the world’s largest exporter of high technology items. It produces 10 times more steel than the U.S.
Currently, there is one steel plant in the U.S. capable of producing steel that meets military specifications, and it was purchased by a European company.
We must counter the trade deficits with China and other countries by decreasing corporate taxes, or keep tax rates where they are, and subsidize U.S. industries. We currently owe China $1 trillion in debt, and our national debt has skyrocketed from $10 trillion to $16 trillion in the past few years.
President Obama had almost four years to improve our economy, and he has failed.
Donald A. Moskowitz