Thursday, October 22, 2009

Haley Barbour likes him some corporate welfare

Haley Barbour is promoting a "$300 million economic development project" that will create 500 jobs over 5 years. Let's see..that will be $600,000 per job. This is CRAZY! Haley Barbour is using taxpayer money to buy political capital, plain and simple.

Hey Phil Bredesen, its not too late to try to outbid him with buckets of Tennessee taxpayer money.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Haley Barbour has told a gathering of business leaders in Jackson that he will call a special legislative session late next week for a $300 million economic development project in the Delta.

Barbour told the Mississippi Economic Council gathering on Wednesday that the project will create up to 500 jobs in five years.

He did not say what kind of company. However, Barbour said the project is not a startup company run by a Chinese businessman who hopes to build a car plant in Tunica County.