And I noticed this week that Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, hot on the heels of multi-millions for Dell and – oh, by the way – a subsequent unnoticed $4 million impact on the high school next to the plant site — have now agreed to pitch in $660,000 as “incentive” for USAir to keep/create jobs at the regional airport.

One thing’s for certain: you can’t blame successful businesses like NASCAR or Dell, or at least established corporations like USAir, for playing every card we (through our representatives) give them. The businesses aren’t the problem.