Governor Fletcher: “We will be making some recommendations to the General Assembly this year, and we hope that sends a strong message to Ford Motor Co. that we are ready to help them turn the company around and become profitable again.”
Billy Harper’s response:
Billy Harper for Governor campaign manager Stan Pulliam laughed out loud at comments Governor Ernie Fletcher made about Ford Motor Company's financial woes.
"These guys are unbelievable," Pulliam exclaimed in response to public comments from Fletcher that he would try to get state funds for the struggling automobile manufacturer. Ford posted quarterly losses of $5.8 Billion today.
"So they are going to help Ford Motor Company after they tax them for being unprofitable," Pulliam said. "This is a perfect example of why we need to repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax."
Harper will hold press conference at 8 a.m.