Well, the 9-ECHO-1 refrigerator has experienced an MI. We are awaiting the final word as to whether this is a fatal event or is something that is treatable.
But I just saw something on the news that gives me hope. Seems like the Carolina Panthers would like for the cash strapped State ofNorth Carolina to chip in a few dollars to renovate Bank of America Stadium.
Which gave me an idea.
I would like for the State of North Carolina to provide me with a grant to purchase a new refrigerator. And it will cost a lot less than the $62 million in state money that the owner of the Panthers, Jerry Richardson, is asking for, in addition to asking for state approval for $144 million in higher local taxes to residents of the Charlotte area.
And I would be stimulating the local economy. I would buy it from a local dealer, providing support for jobs in my local area. In all probability, the dealer is a national company, so I would be supporting jobs over multiple regions, maybe even multiple states. Plus, someone has to make the refrigerator and ship the refrigerator. This is a significant economic impact.
Plus, since all of the stuff in my old refrigerator had to be thrown out, well, I need to replace it. That means economic support to area grocery stores (Carlie C’s, Food Lion, and Harris-Teeter, all NC based companies, stand to benefit). That will keep jobs at those stores, along with supporting employees of those grocery stores that are involved in the purchasing, transporting, unloading, and stocking of those grocery items.
This is a tremendous impact that I would be making in supporting local jobs and local corporations. While not actually creating jobs, I would supporting those jobs already there.
So what do you say, Governor? You guys have my address, so you can send me a check. Or, in order to save the state the costs of mailing it, I am more than willing to come by and pick it up.