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  •  This ranks right up there (13+ / 0-)

    with throwing money willy-nilly at rich people and hoping they create some jobs.

    This must be an indication of corruption, right?  We all couldn't possibly be so stupid to give such enormous amounts of money and then just hope something good comes out of it.  It's the equivalent of sending a check to the corporate offices of Publix or Wegmans every week and then hoping someone brings groceries to your house.  Who would do this?

    This has been going on for a very long time.  I've posted links to a lot of articles about shenanigans like this happening in the IT industry.  The funny thing is that these municipalities often congratulate themselves for luring a business away from another city or state, and fail to realize that the same thing will happen to them the minute some other place makes a better offer, or when the incentives expire.

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