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  •  business isn't "everything." Especially if they're (0+ / 0-)

    cipher corporations that get all the tax breaks and incentives, don't fully contribute to the tax base of a given community, and that take advantage of diverted funding from things like education.  It's obvious to all but the uninformed what's happening in Michigan.

    "Whole party," my a**.  

    If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

    by livjack on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:26:43 AM PST

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    •  What's "full" contribution? (1+ / 0-)
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      If a corporation employs a number of people locally, that's a huge win for a community regardless of the taxes (and local employees will pay local taxes in any case, plus spend money at local mom/pop businesses).

      All communities everywhere must export a good or service to the outside world. Business is the only vehicle that allows a community to do that. Local government has to be geared around making this process easy instead of difficult. The more you export, the more you import and the higher your living standard is.

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:33:13 AM PST

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        "Taking funds from education"

        All education funding is ultimately provided by business. If you have a school, it's because there is some corporation footing the bill for it. No business means no school.

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:36:24 AM PST

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