Incomplete list of U.S. Federal/State/Local Government self-destruct announcements for April 2017:
California: At Vandenberg Air Force Base, tax-sucking United Launch Alliance-Space X (Lockheed & Boeing) issued a layoff WARN, 48 jobs gone by June. Tax-sucking Aerojet Rocketdyne shutting down ops in Sacramento, 1-thousand-1-hundred jobs lost to consolidation operations initiated in 2015!
Connecticut: The state employees’ union warning of mass layoffs due to the new state budget, which also shifts responsibility for teacher retirement pay to cities and towns.
Florida: L-3 Crestview Aerospace laid off 130 people! The builder of aircraft interiors has been losing taxpayer funded military contracts since 2007.
Illinois: In Hinsdale, wine seller Village Cellar shutting down when the inventory is gone because the local government nabobs refused a new expanded booze license.
Minnesota: In Duluth, the Lake Superior Bottle Shop shutting down in May due to the property being sold for a partially taxpayer funded re-development project.
New Jersey: Privately run prison operator Community Education Centers (aka CEC, note how they try to make it sound like their prisons are schools) laid off 166 people at Delaney Hall due to low prisoner volume! Florida based for-profit prison operator GEO issued a WARN saying 84 people will become unemployed by June.
Pennsylvania: New taxes being blamed for crashing soda sales, causing Coca-Cola to layoff 40 people in Philadelphia.
City of Hazleton warning of 20 layoffs in May due to disputes between the Mayor and the City Council, local news media implied the ‘elected’ officials were using jobs as a political football.
Virginia: Mall developer Core Property Capital is demanding taxpayers pay-up to fund the redevelopment of the vacant Christiansburg Kmart property! They want Montgomery County to declare a special property tax district to raise taxes to pay for the redevelopment of privately owned commercial property! In Lynchburg, after four years Hill City House Grill suddenly shutdown due to government plans to use the property as part of a new connector road to Route 501. Public transportation contractor Hampton Roads Transit suddenly laid off 33 people due to an unexplained shortage of money: “There’s no evidence that we are mismanaging money. The region needs to figure out how the transit system is to be funded.”-Tom Holden
WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification
Government Shenanigans March 2017: “it just economically didn’t make sense”
DUMBING DOWN THE U.S. OF A., APRIL 2017 : “…..WE WERE DONE!”
OBAMACARE DEATH SPIRAL, APRIL 2017: “WE ARE ACTIVELY COURSE CORRECTING”