12-02-2016, 03:44 PM
We've had a fair share of this cronyism under Walker in WI. I don't think it is an action to praise the state for, but at the same time I will always support 'less theft' even if only for the few. That this company (or it's parent company) receives public dollars makes it a little tougher to feel that way.
Another important point, I think: the economy is a global phenomenon. Meaning that, as it sounds, no jobs were going to be lossed in this scenario. Just relocated. Generally this is a good thing, a company moves to an area best suited to the production of whatever it is that they are producing. So they can produce it more efficiently. Lessening the price of their good, leaving more money in the pockets of the purchasers of those goods, leading to the economy being able to handle more production. Real growth. In this case it is less clear if moving to Mexico would have lead to greater efficiency because of free-market principles, or if it was government distortions of the market which caused the company to contemplate the move.