Why Businesses Move from the North to the South?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Hoaxster, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Many businesses are moving to the South because of more productive and happier workers, good weather, less upkeep on facilities and vehicles, less taxes, less regulation, etc

    What can you add to the reasons above?
  2. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

    The south?? Oh you mean south america and south vietnam and south korea and south china and south bengaladesh, etc.
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Same reasons I imagine if you care to contribute.
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Right to work. Almost all your southern states are right to work. Also overall I would say the cost of living is much lower in the south. Therefore people are happier with lower wages.
  5. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Caterpillar opened a plant in Griffin Ga shortly before the turn of the century,and the company made it VERY clear the plant was opened in a RTW state to avoid the union hassles it had experienced in Illinois.

    KIA opened a manufacturing plant a few years ago in West Point Ga and is non union and I cant help but think with Georgia being a RTW(for less) state thhat didnt figure a great deal into the decision to open the plant here
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I agree with that and I also noticed another pattern.
    Corporate offices and white collar service offices tend to move to urban areas and manufacturing and blue collar service offices to rural areas.
    Urban areas tend to have better schools and a more educated pool of resources (potential employees).

    The cost of living is much lower in the south in the rural south than up north in the rust belt areas.
  7. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

    Also more poverty, more people on food stamps and medicaid. Lower wages, lower standard of living. Perfect scenario for greedy companies who want to exploit their workforce. "People are happier with lower wages" LOL!!
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Overall cost of living is much lower in the South.
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Stop and think about it ... these people are not why companies move to the South.

    These type of people are a lot of the reason why companies leave the North ... they want $20/hr or more before they will work in the North and then they file Worker's Comp or don't show up for work and then file for unemployment.
  10. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member


    I'll let you in on a little southern secret. 150 years ago, we wanted to leave but the north had other ideas. BTW, strange that slavery ended without war across the planet except here but then that assumes the war was fought over slavery to begin with.

    Anyhoo, the southern secret is that we learned a little trick from this fella named Osama bin Laden and now southerners like thirsty vampires are bleeding the northerners dry. To make it even better, the stupid yankees keep demanding their own pay more taxes which we bleed right out of your coffers right into our own pockets. So you see, 150 years ago it would have been in your best interest to have kicked us to the curb and be done with us but now it's too late. Our fangs are deeply embedded in your Carotid artery. So as your world in the north succombs to the death of the southern cause, you only have yourself to blame.

    Once again, Imperial America is bitten by it's own unintended consequences!

    Speaking of that era, reading earlier today in how General Grant wanted to expel the jews!
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    It's called Civil War blowback and it's not a new phenomena.
    The Income Tax was created at the behest of the Dixiecrats (led by Hoke Smith) so that the wealth of the North could be spread around dow South.
    I needle my friends in Ct and NY by thanking them for sharing their wealth with us people in the South. Over 50% of their wages are taxed before they see a penny.
  12. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    With that rationale, tell me why you weren't an Obama supporter?
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    He's a racist! :wink2:
  14. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    ??? We're talking economics.
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    "Needle" is the operative word and the one's I needle are Obama supporters although pretty disgruntled with him.
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    aren't we always?
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    y'all don't have to take the money.
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    If I'm talking politics, I'm talking economics.
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    but you will, all the while bemoaning the evils of the federal government and passing out petitions for secession. Oh, and starring on goofy reality tv shows.
  20. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    The southern and south- central states are generally the most poor, least educated, and so on. That is most of it, right there.