by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Here we go for the umpteenth time. Two multinationals who boast growth are so, so poor, they need to take from poor factory workers and service-industry types. To sound magnanimous about it, they claim they will do business with local knaves and employ more local knaves to jack taxes up a little higher on the local knaves who don’t have enough pull to get their taxes paid by everybody else. Frankly, I don’t believe these businesses are so lean that they can’t undertake multi-million dollar expansions without tax-subsidies totaling 1 or 2% of the investment. If these guys were producing something other than jobs, growing and diversifying to meet demand, sales just might lift them out of welfare.
I don’t blame the businesses, though. I think they are only victims of pitcher-pushers in the Department of Commerce who come in with big lies about how taking government money is hip, happening, hot, ga-roovy, and good for at-risk American children living in food deserts.