I wanted to ask opinions on this issue. In South Carolina, the state gov't basically gave Boeing $170 million in grants, and a massive deal on tax cuts to choose SC as the home to their new Dreamliner plant over Seattle. Boeing chose b/c of this deal, along with lower taxes and non-union labor state. It'll bring 7,000 high paying jobs, plus the boost and opening of related businesses near the plant itself. Probably total 10,000 jobs eventually with additional related growth. The question is this: South Carolina COULD have spent that grant money on more handout checks for it's poorer and unemployed citizens. They could've put their efforts into entitlement programs, more welfare, more unemployment money, etc, etc. But they didn't. Now, SC's unemployed missed out on that $170 million in grants. That could've been more checks to them. SC instead chose to entice Boeing here. The debate I ponder is: Would you rather the government spend it's time and money bringing you a handout, or trying to bring opportunities??? SC could have gone the handout route. Instead they succeeded in providing opportunity. Did they make the right or wrong choice?