There was a clothing store in Union, New Jersey when I lived in NYC. The AM radio station WABC was filled with the tag line "Money talks, nobody walks, Dennison's Clothier open 10AM to 5AM." I hear the money talks, nobody walks line frequently in a lot of different places. Recently when reading about a new Samsung manufacturing plant that might be opening in our neighborhood (actually a ways from us but in our tax base):
One of the largest economic development projects in the history of Texas is close to being built in Williamson County.
In a Sept. 8 joint meeting of the Williamson County Commissioners Court and the city of Taylor, economic agreements were unanimously approved by both bodies to partner with Samsung for a $17 billion semiconductor manufacturing plant to be constructed in Taylor.
Here is the chance to leverage something Texas really wants and things Texas should not have. I'm hoping the activists around here will start banging the pots and pans and warn the Samsung people off. In the big picture whether Texas gets this deal or not is questionably a good thing. The more people bitch about how bad Silicon Valley is, the more they try to bring it all here and fill their pockets. So I'd really love to see a crash and burn of this deal over the rabid anti-social agenda of, as texasts calls him, Gov Wheels and his ilk. I'm not investing a lot of emotion that it will happen because, as they say: Money talks...