Monday, October 4, 2010
While the flooding in Arcadia was tragic, the fact that Ashley Furniture is located there can't be ignored. This is a company that held the State hostage while requesting that the government grant a waiver to fill in wetlands for a company expansion. When it was moving at the slow pace with which these things move they complained and threatened to move. The reality was that they needed (the state) a Federal waiver as well as a State waiver and Ashley didn't pay those politicians. In the end of course this was granted. Now all of these years later their plant floods. Do you think that this company who gamed the system is in line to get disaster relief from the taxpayers?