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    Nice Job Washington State Democrats!

    Hey Nevada! Another business coming to your state, courtesy of our Democrat controlled state government. Heard the owner today. It was bad and I cringed. Even the Democratic Mayor of his city never came to his business. This guy makes the majority of challenge coins for cops and the US military today. Guess what the governor of Washington hands out to military troops and others? Coins made in CHINA. I have bought coins personally from them and my department has had coins made from them. I have bought bullion from them as they were down the road. But goddammit Gregoire! You are a fucking retard and this is only the start.

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    One of Auburn's largest companies leaving state

    05:45 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 18, 2009

    By ERIC WILKINSON / KING5 News

    AUBURN, Wash. - A $200 million dollar a year company is leaving Washington state and taking half of its work force with it.

    Over the past three decades Ross Hansen has grown his small coin shop into one of the largest mints on the planet. Northwest Territorial Mint in Auburn has made commemorative coins for everything from presidents to popes. Now, though, Hansen says higher taxes are forcing him to move to Nevada.

    “I’d say doing business in the state of Washington is like being married to a beautiful woman…with a bad attitude,” said Hansen.

    Hansen says 2 years ago the state told him he had to start paying a manufacturing tax that is costing the business one to two million dollars a year.

    “We just can’t remain competitive with that,” says General Manager Don Routh.

    Hansen put out the word that he was looking to move and was courted by states as far away as Wisconsin. He settled on Nevada after buying out a competitor there. About half of his 150 employees are leaving the state with him.

    “I have to go where the work is,” says plant manager Tom Boyle.

    Auburn's "Northwest Territorial Mint" creates commemorative coins for everyone from popes to presidents.

    Some workers can’t leave, however.

    Knifesmith Jonny Whiting has a wife and family nearby. He says the mint is the sort of business Washington should be fighting to keep.

    “This place is basically recession proof. We’re hiring people right now," said Whiting. "They offer paid vacations and health care – you see less and less of that these days.”

    State revenue officials lament the loss of the business, but say with the budget deficit the way it is, it’s hard to justify tax exemptions to anyone right now.

    “We’re sorry to see them go, but Washington is still a very good place to do business,” says Department of Revenue Spokesman Mike Gowrylow. “ There is no exodus from our state. In fact, the number of businesses here have doubled over the past 15 years.”

    Still, these jobs will be hard to replace. The mint employs everyone from artists who hand-draw the designs for the coins to machinists who bang them out on the presses.

    Says artist Pat Lucas-Morris, “It’s definitely Washington’s loss.”

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    just goes to show you Politicians don't know what is good for the country. They are nothing but a parasite.
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    What do the Democrats care........they dont pay taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg View Post
    What do the Democrats care........they dont pay taxes.

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    I love how Boortz calls the Democrats, "Looters" now. In spite of their failed tax policies in their face, they stand firm by their insanity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I love how Boortz calls the Democrats, "Looters" now. In spite of their failed tax policies in their face, they stand firm by their insanity.
    Amen to that brother! Just have a look see at all the healthcare reform bullshit.....now talking co-op's (which will be funded with government "seed" money) and even simply now going it alone with their own party to get "their" healthcare reform pushed thru!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry didn't mean to "hi-jack".

    You think Washington state officials would work for the people who elected them (regardless of party)! Seriously, a $200M a years sales revenue mfg company, employing hundreds of state residents, supporting the local economy and paying state taxes............... HELLO!! MCFLY!!! ANYBODY HOME???!!!!!
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    The interview with the owner was on a local talk radio show. In the program, he clearly stated that he made multiple invitations to the Governor and city mayor to visit his facility. No one came there, despite being one of the largets employers in the state. He got screwed by double talking politicians and the manufacteuring tax (which, oddly enough, doesn't apply to Microsoft, a major Democrat supporter both by employee and company) put him over the edge. When he announced the possibility of moving, he was visited by either governors or deputy governors and staff of several states. Nevada won out due to proximity and pro-business government. Despite announcing his intention, NO ONE from the Washington state or City of Auburn governments even called him by phone.

    In the conversation, you could easily hear the anger in his voice when he discussed the Chinese made coins.

    There is significant noise that Boeing will move the majority of making airplanes out of state to more pro-business, pro-aeronautics states like South Carolina. If that happens, the state will never recover and return to a promarily bio-tech, software and agrigarian society. None of which can sustain the bloated state and local governments here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Chinese coins? Fuck me running.
    I agree, plus you buy one and then 30 minutes later you want to buy another one...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris View Post
    Hey Nevada! Another business coming to your state, courtesy of our Democrat controlled state government.

    Democrats are oxygen thieves, especially in Washington State.

    “It’s definitely Washington’s loss.”
    Welcome to the Silver State, I guess.

    Democrats are oxygen thieves all across the board. Then sometimes I wonder why I put up with the three wicked witches of the west. (Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein.) Hopefully Harry Reid D-NV doesn't get his hands mixed up in this mess, but I wouldn't be surprised in the least if he puts his own spin on things. He will probably be laughing all the way to the bank, knowing him.

    Have any of these Democratic Washington State politicians matriculated up from California? If so, you have my sympathies.


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    So I was curious, and after a little research I gotta tell ya.....I'm floored! (Morris correct me if I'm wrong, but...) Washington state does NOT have an individual or corporate "income" tax. Which in turn would mean pretty much that all tax revenues the state/local governments generate are goods/services/tangible property based. And what I've seen is that pretty much most tax revenues are generated from the Business & Occupations taxes as well as Sales tax.

    So you have government officials (both state and local) who never even made an effort to try and connect with the owner of this business who generates $200M in annual sales, employees hundreds of employees who in turn pay various local and state sales taxes on purchases of goods/services or meals and entertainment. Seriously.........we're not talking about a little "mom & pop" breakfast joint here. This is serious tax dollars for the state!!!

    Hopefullly the residents of the city and state realize the error of these elected officials and make some serious decisions on re-electing them.

    Again Morris, correct me if I'm wrong! But Holy Crap!!!
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    You are correct, we only have a sales tax - unless you run a business.

    Then you get tagged with a B&O tax.

    Driving a business out of Washington is stupid, but we do it every day.
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