Continental’s facility in Fletcher is in the news for expansion, so it’s time for your nother crony capitalism quiz.

  1. What will the economic development create?
    1. Jobs.
    2. That which it destroys elsewhere.
  2. What will it invest?
    1. Millions in the community.
    2. Millions in some disunity.
  3. Does the amount of the incentives matter to the reporter?
    1. Yes.
    2. No. (They do here.)
  4. What form do the incentives take?
    1. The article does not say.
    2. It doesn’t equate in any way to cash.
  5. If Continental’s exemption from paying any taxes doesn’t shift the tax burden onto the other payers, can we lower the tax rate?
    1. No.
    2. No.
  6. Who made this possible?
    1. Magic government money with no taxpayer contributions.
    2. Taxpayers, including the working poor who could have stayed in business but for corporate taxes.
  7. What adjective is used to describe the emotion of the recipients?
    1. Excited.
    2. Excited.
  8. With so many kids starving in food deserts – reportedly – why does a company that has “seen a 34 percent year-over-year increase in demand for its brake calipers” need welfare?
    1. What do you get when you cross an elephant with a rhinoceros?
    2. Synergy.