Re: [web-126] Hillsborough County and $15M

From: Matthew C.
Sent on: Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:46 PM
I have $0.03 worth:

I think we should tax everyone more and let the leaders in our government give that money to their biggest campaign donors in a winner takes all lottery where one person gets all of it and everyone else gets none of it so Ayne Rand followers can rejoice in the effectiveness of the market's ability to concentrate wealth and power.


This is an issue that should be near and dear to the hearts of everyone on this list. How many people with great ideas who could implement quickly and successfully have we seen over the years who struggled to get funding?

...and seriously, retail jobs from a company that would probably come here anyway? They can't even hide behind calling it a 'safe' choice. This is just mindless and clueless on the part of people who should be focused on high-end jobs that create 6 additional jobs.


-Just my $0.02  -- What does everyone else think?





--Brenda
On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Peter <[address removed]> wrote:
So Hillsborough Count is dangling a carrot in front of Bass Pro Shops.
A $15 Million carrot to get them to open a store in Brandon.

Not for nothing, but couldn't that $15M be put to better use?

Is there really the jobs we want? Chain Retail stores and call centers?

$50,000 grants or loans to 300 start-ups would create 600 REAL jobs immediately!

Nice editorial about it here:
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/article1220078.ece

Could you contact your County Commissioner, please?
http://hillsboroughcounty.org/bocc/

Original article:
http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2012/mar/14/memeto1-county-casts-15m-to-lure-bass-pro-ar[masked]/

Thanks!

Peter



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