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Nikki Haley Making “Major” Jobs Announcement

|| By FITSNEWS ||  S.C. governor Nikki Haley will make a “major economic development and jobs announcement” at a Daimler manufacturing plant in North Charleston, S.C. this week, her Commerce Department advised reporters this week. According to The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, the company will announce an expansion of…

|| By FITSNEWS ||  S.C. governor Nikki Haley will make a “major economic development and jobs announcement” at a Daimler manufacturing plant in North Charleston, S.C. this week, her Commerce Department advised reporters this week.

According to The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, the company will announce an expansion of its existing South Carolina facility.  The expansion would include the addition of anywhere between 1,200 – 1,500 new positions.

The paper says these new positions will be associated with the manufacture of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.

How much will these new jobs cost South Carolina taxpayers?  It’s not immediately clear – although there has been explosive growth in corporate cronyism in the Palmetto State under Haley (growth which hasn’t translated into workforce gains or higher incomes).

Also worth noting: Daimler had global revenues of $143 billion in 2014.  That means it does not need a dime in government subsidies from either local or state taxpayers.  In fact the provision of such subsidies fundamentally undermines the competitiveness of the state’s economy … in addition to being unfair and anti-transparent.

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52 comments

GrandTango March 5, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Wow…this is the area where she is bludgeoning FITS and Obama. People are desperate for jobs, and she is doing as best she can in a HORRIBLE National economy…

She makes Sanford look like the petulant, self-serving little B@$t@*d he is, too..

SC is a GREAT place…she just lets job-providers know it, w/o hating us, like the Democrat Party and the Liberal-Tarians do, because they think it makes them look sophisticated….

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Rocky Guest March 5, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Again, she’s doling out incentives to beat out other redneck states, in a booming economy. Stick your head out the window – it’s Spring.

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fripp March 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Happy to live in a redneck state…where Yankees can’t wait to become sandlappers…

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aikencounty March 5, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Does Illinois have a state ordinance banning Jenny from returning?

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RogueElephant March 6, 2015 at 8:46 am

I just hope they don’t bring their attitudes with them. Our beautiful redneck state is just fine without the shithole —er “rust belt” ways.

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Bible Thumper March 5, 2015 at 4:17 pm

“Georgia also was competing for the Daimler project, according to media outlets in Atlanta.” – Post and Currier

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FastEddy23 March 5, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Maybe She cut a deal wid da peaches: “Georgia, take your pick, you can’t have both, a deep water port and Daimler …”

(Little does She know that Daimler is just playing SC off of GA and vise versa. Daimler has really no choice but to assemble cars close to a lower tax, “right-to-work”, deep water port.)

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RogueElephant March 6, 2015 at 8:37 am

I thought Georgia had taken the Daimler plant from SC due to Sanford not coming across with the goodies that Ga. gave. Whether we like it or not, these jobs come at a cost. Those states willing to bid on them get them. It is as simple as that. It’s not “fair” but it is reality. Get over it and bid or do without.

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Jonny Logic March 5, 2015 at 4:24 pm

At least she is not rolling out AM Works.

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fred farkel March 5, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Jonny Logic that’s coming next “season” when Nikki becomes the new republican Sarah Palin. Come to think about it, that would be the best republican ticket Nikki and Bobby Jindal. My when you stupid republicans elect them we’ll have half of India screaming through our doors. You want jobs Bubba you’ll get jobs. You conservative republicans are the BIGGEST joke of the U.S.of A!!!!!!!!!!!!

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aikencounty March 5, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Well, I do believe NIMRATA to be smarter than PALIN.
Palin wins in the T&A department by a mile.

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willblogformoney March 6, 2015 at 9:24 am

Youre a scumbag racist.

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JimBob March 5, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Bottom line, is that no company will go anywhere unless some types of incentives are offered. Now, we can toe the libertarian line about picking winners, and tell every company to go somewhere else, or we can have jobs. Seems like an easy decision to make. But then again, I live in the real world and don’t wear a tinfoil hat to bed.

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Bible Thumper March 5, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Usually, a tinfoil canopy bed will work. Can you use aluminum foil?

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RogueElephant March 6, 2015 at 8:40 am

Aluminum foil crumples too easily. The stainless foil used in machine shops is much nicer. LOL

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Native Ink March 5, 2015 at 8:08 pm

That’s the world we created. Not that long ago, corporations opened plants without being bribed to do so. Imagine that.

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RogueElephant March 6, 2015 at 8:42 am

Greedy politicians with too much tax money started it , you can bet on that.

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TSIB March 5, 2015 at 4:26 pm

The State says Jenny Sanford wants to be head of DHEC.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Bible Thumper March 5, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Then run for governor in 2018.

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GrandTango March 5, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Hillary Part Deux…

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Saluda Rapids March 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Let’s see…Hillary did not get divorced, was a senator and never ran for governor, and was secretary of state. Not at all like Jenny. Swing and miss again, loser! LOL!

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GrandTango March 5, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Comparisons like that are not made for flat-minded Dumb@$$#$…who are limited to literal thought only. …LMAO…

fred farkel March 5, 2015 at 4:27 pm

My oh my Lil Miss Nikki is quite a girl bringing all those jobs to South Carolina and giving the company store away. The hell with tax revenue just build up those numbers in jobs. Wonder why she isn’t going after Tata Motors ? Doesn’t Uncle Sabu own a piece of it? Perhaps Uncle Sabu will give her a big ruby for her forehead.

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GrandTango March 5, 2015 at 4:42 pm

You’re just P!$$#d because Obama is such a F*#k up…especially w/ all the jobs that have been lost under him…

Look on the Bright Side: Obam will be remembered as the Food Stamp President…Democrats should LOVE that…

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Rocky March 5, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Again, to correct you sir, unemployment, spiraling out of control the last four months of Mr. Bush, has been brought down to 5.7% under Mr. Obama, with almost 12 million jobs created. So good on Nikki – she snagged – maybe – 1,200 jobs for the Low Country. But given her state leads everyone but MS in foodstamps, actually, she’ll be the Food Stamp Gov – who’s got your love. Oh, did you get your stamps today?

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GrandTango March 5, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Bull-S#!t Much…LMAO…That job data has been proven corrupt, over and over…Dumb@@$$…

Do you think no one knows what F*#king liars you, and Obama are????..

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Deo Vindice SC March 5, 2015 at 7:54 pm

You’re just pissed cause Obama put his big dick in your ass due the Republican party of George Bush Jr. Seems like it hurts you on every comment. Many a closet republican would love the feeling.

willblogformoney March 5, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Sounds like your’re very familiar with that feeling. Fucking douche bag.

Deo Vindice SC March 5, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Bet ya love a Tango, closet boy !

willblogformoney March 6, 2015 at 8:58 am

Good comeback Potsie

Unemployment March 6, 2015 at 8:25 am

Unemployment could drop to 0.01% and GrandTango still wouldn’t have a job.

GrandTango March 6, 2015 at 9:08 am

Give me the problem…LMAO…

PS: Unemployment could go up to 50%..and you’d still have your head up your @$$ claiming Obama is producing millions of jobs, all of them FT and long-term when we all know that if there are any new jobs they are PT, low-paying and temporary…

Rocky March 6, 2015 at 10:08 am

300K jobs created in February – unemployment down to 5.5% – Romney said he could get to 6.5% by end of 2016 – what a loser. Sorry dude, data isn’t corrupt. Must suck in Crapville again today.

GrandTango March 6, 2015 at 10:19 am

Americans need careers…not PT jobs and temp assignments counted as FT. People are starving. And you don’t give a S#!t as long as you can throw out a bunch of lies.

Rocky March 6, 2015 at 10:37 am

God you’re full of crap. Broad hiring across the board in areas like education, healthcare (Obama didn’t screw that up), services, management, financial services. Those aren’t temp job boss – those is full-time jobs, most with benefits. You’re the only guy I know who could win the lottery and say it sucks. Why do you hate America so much. Why do begrudge Americans having jobs and unemployment coming down. One would think a true Patriot would be happy? If you’re going to continue this way it will be a year of disappointments for you.

GrandTango March 6, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Government jobs just COST…they produce nothing, but more Debt…Dumb@$$…

GrandTango March 6, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Record 56,023,000 Women Not in Labor Force…

92,898,000 Americans Not Working…

Labor Force Participation Rate at 37-Year-Low…

GrandTango March 6, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Record 56,023,000 Women Not in Labor Force…

Not to mention: 92,898,000 Americans Not Working…

And: Labor Force Participation Rate at 37-Year-Low…

fred farkel March 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm

GrandTango apparently you are 1 of the 92,898,000 not working and perhaps being a transgendered you maybe 1 of 56,023,000 Women not working. You sure in hell don’t do anything but have a lot of time doing and saying nothing on this site.

GrandTango March 7, 2015 at 1:23 pm

A waste of time much?…LMAO…

fred farkel March 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm

GrandTango you are still a fuck head. Idiots like you never changed and never can comprehend what they/you read. I know it’s difficult to understand but the jobs lost commenced when Bush was in office. Amazing but unemployment at 5.5% except in the grand state of SC???? Now go play with yourself little man.

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GrandTango March 6, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Pay your mortgage w/ Monopoly money much?

And: You’re right I don’t change…like you core-less and ignorant F*#ks blowing w/ the wind…

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The First Cuckold March 5, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Crap! I thought she was going to announce that she had named me as Adjutant General since the voters voted that job from themselves and gave it to her.

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cheap, cheap March 5, 2015 at 5:19 pm

So SC is becoming the third world for European producers? Congrats!

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noborder March 5, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Yes indeed! Our whole country is rapidly transforming into a Third World nation!

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FastEddy23 March 5, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Oh Bummer.

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Bible Thumper March 5, 2015 at 11:27 pm

South Korea had to start somewhere. If that’s SC path to prosperity, so be it.

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Korean Kars March 6, 2015 at 8:30 am

SK might have a decent economy now but the cars they sell over here suck ass.

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Thank pols for the sun shining March 5, 2015 at 8:06 pm

I’m tired of pols glomming on to any success and private corporation has, like they are somehow responsible for it. You see them hovering around NFL playoff/superbowl games, local major private events, etc. Trying to insert themselves into anything good and hope to be associated with said good.

Those jobs are coming because Daimler is selling product, nothing else.

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Bible Thumper March 5, 2015 at 11:24 pm

Three auto plants looking at greater Charleston area. Volvo, Tata (Land Rover) and Daimler (Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans).
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article12592124.html

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scotty March 6, 2015 at 10:55 am

Appears simple they are already in a former truck plant and need more capacity. GA location was developed for the Sprinter van but it was not developed as Daimler wanted to expand the use of the van for EMS and was rejected. More jobs more tax payers better than more taxes for the Legislature to piss away.

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Dan Ruck March 6, 2015 at 11:25 am

We don’t have money to fix the roads but I bet we have plenty to give Damlier, right?

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