Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"Screeching and Squawking"

There may be a lot of it, but why bother at this point. With 9 out of 10 lemmings (otherwise known as City Councillors), we'll have a perfunctory discussion and give up the farm.

I wonder how all the businesses who have been paying through the nose over the last several years will appreciate the "development" fund being used to subsidize new businesses? Every last dollar in that fund, from whatever level of government, is your tax dollars which the bureaucrats and politicians will now use to bet on winners and losers in business.

Just a reminder - $144 billion dollars used to subsidize businesses over the last 10 years - about equal to what a 30 % tax reduction would cost for ALL businesses instead of handouts to a select few.

More later on the "naysayers" (meaning those that don't agree with things like paying the Detroit Grand Prix $85,000 a year for five years instead of spending the money locally, and passing it at 1 o'clock in the morning with no debate or public input - those naysayers!)

PS. I wonder if the local arts community realized that on the same night they were fighting for their funding, the Grand Prix funding was already a virtual fait accompli?