didn't you pay attention to anything lately. All corporations need governement assistance. Enron made $200 million plus of taxes every year. They didn't pay a dime and took $200 million EXTRA from the government. Comparably, that means that i should have got ALL of my taxes back, PLUS about $1000 bucks.Mary wrote:
It's crazy to my way of thinking. They are the ones that want to put a store there and then they expect someone else to pay them money just in case they miscalculated so they wont have to risk loosing any. Their in business they can take the breaks like everyone else.
I read a story in either the Chicago Tribune or Sun-times yesterday about a proposed wall mart in Chicago. The developers wanted several million dollars from the city to account for anticipated theft because it is being proposed in a low-income area.
There is one going up right down the 'hood from me i Milwaukee. They tore down the City's first indoor shopping mall (which by rights was a good idea in itself), and they are replacing it with the Super Wal Mart and a variety of mom-n-pop stores. Neat thing is, it's ped-friendly and recreates the "downtown feel" even with the box!
As much as I dislike Wal Mart, this project is needed in the area and I looks like something you would find in an upscale suburb, not the inner city.
I did find it funny that Milwaukee's mayor called the development patriotic. Does that mean that whenever a Plan Commisison denies big-box development that they are anti-American?