Economic Development Sales Tax: 10-Year Review - Part IV(b)
(Have the tax dollars raised by the creation of the 4A sales tax been spent as voters were told they would be? You be the judge. The following is re-posted from March 26, 2010.)
The ED Wayback Machine, Part II: This economic development stuff is easy!
See? All it takes to make a multi-billion dollar global corporation do something it had previously thought was not in its interest is to throw just around $300,000 per year at them. And Cingular is big! They will always be here!
What a deal, indeed!
This economic development stuff is easy! We should do more of it!
(Note: In keeping with standard Well practice of not using anyone's names unless we just have to we will be blanking out the names of the authors of these letters. We do this for several reasons. One, Google is forever and while the issues at hand will always resurface from time to time there is no need to have anyone's actual name bubbling up through search engine results from now until forever. Two, we have a "No Hounding" rule here at The Well which states that once someone is out of the news for a period of time they are to be left alone. These letters were written almost ten years ago and none of the authors envisioned them re-surfacing stamped with their names. Further, we don't want this to be a personal gotcha to the authors. The content of the letters is what is important and this is why: 50% of all of these kinds of Letters to the Editors are written by the campaign itself and then a signatory is found for them. 40% are actually written by the signatory but depend heavily on direct information from the campaign. So reading these letters is the best way to get a feel for what the "official" proponents believed (or at least told others) the economic development sales tax would achieve.)
(Originally posted by Walsingham on March 26, 2010)
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