Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Chris Christie Watch: At least Mercedes-Benz didn't move to Arlington, Texas

Mercedes to Move U.S. Headquarters From New Jersey to Georgia.  (The New York Times, 1/6/2014)

Smaller government advocates and their increasingly bigger corporate tax incentive packages
To retain and attract jobs, the Christie administration has made generous use of tax breaks and other incentives, promising companies a total of nearly $1 billion a year, according to legislative staff in Trenton. But Mercedes, which received an incentive package from Georgia that corporate-relocation experts estimated was worth as much as $50 million, decided to follow the trend of car companies moving to the Southeast.

Among the adjectives used in this commercial
  • sexiest
  • baddest
  • tightest

Perhaps Chris Christie can convince his good friend Bruce Springsteen -- or Jerry, Jones, for that matter -- to serenade him with a remake of this song.  (Southern Comfort, optional.)

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