An Observation

Has anyone else noticed that the pattern of stars on Jim Amann’s website looks like a hook about to drag him off the stage?

Just sayin’.

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18 responses to “An Observation

  1. If only his entire campaign could be a contestant on the Gong Show. It deserves the dignity of Jamie Farr and Jaye P. Morgan fighting over a fuzzy mallet to smack the gong and end the misery…

  2. AndersonScooper

    Is it fair to assume that Jim Amann is not only against gay rights, but also abortion rights?

    Does anyone know where Jim Amann stands on a woman’s right to choose?

    (not that this shit matters much to the Democratic primary voter…)

  3. AndersonScooper

    Amann’s idea of job creation, how pathetic:
    http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/norwalkadvocate/business/ci_11529665

    Yep, Blue Sky Studios, (a Fox subsidy) just moved 300 jobs to Greenwich from across the border in White Plains!

    Isn’t it nice to know that in exchange for an annual 30% State subsidy, a company will re-locate ten miles?

    Me, I’ve got a nice warm feeling knowing that Connecticut tax-payers will be funding Blue Sky’s next project, Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, only to the tune of $25-30 Million.

    For that amount of money do Jim Amann and Jodi Rell get cameos?

    And what about free tickets? If Ice Age 3 is going to cost Nutmegges $8 a piece, we ought to get free tickets.

  4. BruceDRubenstein9

    Helen Ubinas nailed him

  5. Call me slow, but I just realized… if enough people jump in the Dem primary… Crusher has a chance of winning. And with public funding, it’s entirely possible that you get 4 or 5 viable candidates…

    The Crush
    Malloy
    Wyman
    Bysowicz (sp??)

    anyone other likely candidates? I’m assuming that Dick B won’t go for it. And if he does, we know the first person he’ll crush.

  6. “Helen Ubinas nailed him”

    Yes she did. Hopefully she will do the same with Donovan “another day” soon……

  7. For that amount of money do Jim Amann and Jodi Rell get cameos?

    Scooper, you were on a roll.
    What the hell does Rell have to do with your points? I’m beginning to understand that you just can’t help yourself. Maybe therapy will help.

  8. How big is Klein Memorial Theater ? Will everyone fit?

  9. AndersonScooper

    JMJM–

    Rell showed up in Greenwich for the bullshit “job creation” announcement:
    http://www.necn.com/Boston/Business/2009/01/22/Gov-Rell-praises-Blue-Sky/1232669168.html

    Everyone does understand that basically any industry would re-locate to CT in exchange for a 30% annual State subsidy. (in this case going more to salaries than to bricks-and-mortar.)

    The funny thing is Amann says to the camera that these jobs are “here to stay.” Yet we all know that the moment axpayers quit paying out 30% of production costs, the productions will leave Connecticut, virtually overnight.

  10. Ichabod Crane

    The funny thing is Amann says to the camera that these jobs are “here to stay.” Yet we all know that the moment axpayers quit paying out 30% of production costs, the productions will leave Connecticut, virtually overnight.

    And Jimmy Amann is gonna solve that….

    This crap that the “Republican governor” whether it’s Rowland or Rell is solely responsible for this state going down the tubes while the Democrats in the legislature standby and watch is hilarious.

  11. “This crap that the “Republican governor” whether it’s Rowland or Rell is solely responsible for this state going down the tubes while the Democrats in the legislature standby and watch is hilarious.”

    Ichabod,

    What gives you the impression the Democrats are simply just standing by and watching the state continue to go down the tubes?

    They most certainly are not…….The Democrats are busy building bigger tubes………….. Although up to now it seems Rell has not done much more than simply watch them do so.

  12. Everyone does understand that basically any industry would re-locate to CT in exchange for a 30% annual State subsidy. (in this case going more to salaries than to bricks-and-mortar.)

    Trust me Scooper I’ve run a business here for 25 years and nothing frosts my ass more than watching all these newcomers get the Royal treatment while the ones who have been here slugging it out get it shoved up their you know whats. You’re not going to get an argument from me on that point.
    My comment was based on your context. I’m not defending Rell, but I do chuckle how you violently go off your track to include a side bar comment about her.

  13. For that amount of money do Jim Amann and Jodi Rell get cameos?

    You may be on to something, AS. My understanding is that this oufit only does animations, but a cartoon show based on the crew up there at the Capitol could displace the Simpsons.

  14. AndersonScooper

    JM–

    My point was that Jodi Rell showing up to the “job creation” announcement, — simply gave credibility to the grand lie that is being foisted on Connecticut taxpayers.

    The moment you use the term tax credits, most people presume we are just giving back part of the taxes paid, yet still getting some tax revenue.

    However, this isn’t the case, since the 30% “credits” can be sold on the open market.

    It’s basically a straight-up 30% subsidy, and it burns the hell out of me when people like Rell pretend otherwise. (although in Jodi’s defense, she’s never been that smart, and in this case perhaps the truth eludes her.)

  15. It’s basically a straight-up 30% subsidy, and it burns the hell out of me when people like Rell pretend otherwise. (although in Jodi’s defense, she’s never been that smart, and in this case perhaps the truth eludes her.)

    Scooper, I pay both the corporate and personal income tax, and I know how it works. They probably sell them at a discount, but the bottom line is the state doesn’t collect the tax from an entity that otherwise would be paying it. No question it’s a subsidy.
    If you think it burns your ass, think what mine feels like when I do pay those taxes.

  16. AndersonScooper

    JM–

    Some slight discount on the sale/transfer for sure. But not much of one.

    How much would you pay for a $100,000 tax credit. $95,000?, $96,000?, $97,000?

    Anyway, if we want to “build” an industry via 30% annual subsidies, it’d be great if the money was going to peranent infrastructure, and not salaries. (we are giving Blue Sky something like $60-$80,000/employee per year.)

  17. AS & JM,

    Would it be a safe assumption to conclude that tax credits being used as a means of attracting business/ jobs would be unnecessary if the actual business atmosphere in this state were…..well, attractive in the first place?

    I have never understood why the state would work so hard to drive out businesses that provide good paying jobs. Jobs which besides providing employment, also pay taxes. Then turn around and offer tax credits to try to bring jobs back into the state.

    JM this all must be particularly galling to you. Having to figure out how to survive here in CT. Pay all the taxes and related business expense the state dumps on you. Meet your pay role each week, all while being ripped off by the state. Then to watch the state give tax credits to a business that has never paid a dime of taxes to this state.

    Years ago I was in Hartford to testify in the LOB against another very poorly thought out business tax. As I waited my turn to speak a young woman who ran a small family owned business in Bridgeport that employed maybe 25 people testified against it before me. Her business was a small place where the same people had worked for years.
    Her testimony told of how in order to keep her business alive here in CT, pay more and more taxes, meet her pay role, and not lay off her workers, she among other things actually had needed to use the money she had managed to somehow save for her son’s college education……..
    She mentioned how her workers in order to help her, and each other out, willingly rotated days off without pay, and gave up their small raises just to help her keep everyone employed. It was then I got my first real understanding of what you small business people here in CT are up against. I give people like you JM, certainly her, and the people you try to keep employeed a lot of credit.

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