amazon quits sluff because the peeps canna talk propa

Dirk Koopman djk at
Mon Mar 6 17:54:09 GMT 2006

On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 17:23 +0000, Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> On 6/3/2006, "Jacqui Caren" <jacqui.caren at> wrote:
> >> Right after the time limit attached to the bribes had elapsed?
> >
> >Hmm - odd they enever seem to expect this.
> Not at all.  It's a well-trodden path and they all know the rules of the
> game.
> 1) Multinational company threatens to move to place with cheaper cost
> base.
> 2) Employees and suppliers scream bloody murder and point out how many
> jobs are at stake.
> 3) Pollies give them a bunch of shit for free. (often a mixture of tax
> breaks, free or heavily-discounted leases, other stuff)
> 4) Pollies get re-elected for "saving" all those jobs.
> 5) Free shit runs out.
> 6) See 1.

As my poll tax has gone up again this year, this is an interesting usage
of the word "free". I can see that soon - tax payers will be paying to
go to work.

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