I'm also not against the site of Thomson, Illinois since it's a remote area not close to any major interstates or other transportation (one rail line borders it).
My main question right now is how Thomson was chosen. This CNN article makes it sound like a plum:
The governor and other officials have said that such a deal could provide up to 2,000 jobs and up to $1 billion in federal money to the area.What about America's other small towns in need of more bait shop and diner patrons? Was there a competitive bid process or is this the kind of thing the executive branch can simply do based on exigent needs? And if so, aren't we supposed to be appalled and sickened by no-bid government contracts regards the GWoT?