Thursday, July 31, 2008

Indiana economic data prepared by the WMD folks on Iraq?

I was amazed at all the headlines in the Indy Star today that may make for some interesting contrasts to Governor Mitch Daniels flashy ads about how great things are here in Indiana under his leadership.

Keep in mind we are paying IBM and ACS a huge contract on this. Of note similar to the way some contracts have been handled in DC. FSSA Secretary Mitch Roob and Ex Aging Director Steve Smith are both former ACS employees.

Starting to look more and more like corporate welfare then anything else.

Wow, Mitch Daniels old company and major donor now may idle an Indiana plant? In our great expansion of life sciences in Indiana this plant has gone from 1,500 employee's to 780. Now worries ASC has opened a call center paying $7.50 per hour. So we have a net increase in jobs on this right Mitch? But they are going to take a few month's to decide....hmm wonder what they want from Mitch to stay?

Just a couple of headlines from today to ponder. Are we really doing as well as those flashy commercials tell us? They are good and really well done. But are we all really better off in Indiana then we were 4 years ago? 8 years ago? I think it's time to take a serious look at the Daniels and Long Thompson campaigns and our state and make some decisions.

As for me......well I think that picture at the top is worth more then 1000 words.

Peace Dude!

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