Perry raises a good point here about corporate welfare. The proposed payment in lieu of taxes agreements for the wind industry is problematic if you believe in fairness. Fortunately, our system of taxation is so unfair and punative, the public doesn't bother to attend public hearings on the massive giveaways outlined in this story.
Week after week, I see huge decisions made in local government and no one raises a peep of protest...The reason ? The public is smart and realizes these kind of deals are inside baseball and the people are not going to be paramount.
Taxation in this state continues to be so onerous, the only way something new can get built is to have the rest of us subsidize it through so called economic development. The day is coming when the overtaxed existing businesses and individuals will buckle under the weight of these schemes. Take that to your public hearing.
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