The guy that owns an Audi built in Ingolstadt has a problem with the political makeup of Alabama? LMAO
The city is in Bavaria, arguably the most conservative state in Germany. The mayor of Ingolstadt is from the Christian Socialist Union (CSU) and 44% of the town council is from the CSU. The numbers are quite similar for the state of Bavaria's representation in the Bundestag as well as the state legislature.
*edit* Yes, I know the CDU/CSU is damn near communist when compared to the RNC/GOP in the US... but it's all relative. Ingolstadt sure as hell isn't for the SPD, let alone the Grüne, KPD or some other fringe kooks.
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All that and the fact that he under-preformed any other candidate by 20 points is proof enough that Alabamians aren't a "basket of deplorables" who enthusiastically vote for a guy who has admitted to dating underage girls in his thirties. If Moore won the election by 30 points with an enthusiastic electorate, your argument might have a smidgen of merit. But you just sound salty, wonder why...
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
I was reading about some of the details of the incentive package offered for the plant from NC, apparently they were offering a $1.5 billion dollar package to Toyota. I wonder what Alabama was offering. They said they chose Alabama due to supply line proximity, but Alabama had to be close to that.
But yea, there's probably more supplier options in Alabama.
Good to see some manufacturing jobs created especially in that part of the country.
Would also love to see some green energy jobs come to Appalachia/Coal Country.
Coal is dead and isn’t coming back and any politician promising this is just pandering.
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I'm guessing you haven't spent much time outside of whatever bubble you live in.
Having spent lots of time in Huntsville Alabama and someone who has also lived in California, I can tell you first hand that you are completely full of B.S. and yourself.
Huntsville Alabama is WAY cleaner than LA! Huntsville also is home to Marshall Space Flight Center and where Wernher Von Braun made his home in America. Huntsville has one of the most robust economies in America even BEFORE the announcement of this auto plant.
HSV isn't the most ideal city in the country but FFS it's a heck of a lot better than a lot of other places...
Also to burst your bubble Alabama has 2 of the most educated cities in America
Americans hate EVs because they grew up with Power Wheels that were glacially slow, ran out of power in 20 minutes and took an entire day to recharge.
Japanese media is reporting that the Toyota/Mazda plant is going to come online in 2020, up from the 2021 date previously assumed,
工場稼働時期について、両社は２１年としてきたが、関係者によると、カローラの生産計画が前倒しされ、２ ０年１０月の開始をめざすという。すでに取引先の部品会社に計画を伝えた。マツダの新型車は２１年春からの 生産を予定している。
Corolla production will start in October 2020, followed by Mazda's new SUV in spring 2021.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavari...election,_2018 indicates that in the 2017 federal election, the far-right AfD came in third place in Bavaria, not far behind the SPD.