Skip to main content

View Diary: Corporations get billions from cities and states but they often don't keep their end of the bargain (135 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I think... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Kenneth Thomas

    A good idea for a bill that should be something that both parties can get behind would be for the companies that request these incentives to put in writing and keep track of whatever jobs/tax dollars they will bring to the state/municipality that they say is reason for them to get these awards. That way they can be held accountable. Republicans can't be against it because they're the ones always complaining about fraud and abuse but it's always been an abstract term for them. At least now, we can narrow it down to specifically the tax giveaways that they promise companies to steal them away from donor states that make up their share of missing tax revenues. Being against a bill like that would prove they're nakedly stealing jobs away from other states and complicit in the loss of tax revenue. It'll also rob them of their argument for smaller taxes when they can't prove that less taxes mean a broader tax base.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site