Originally Posted by LoneWolf
This is a complicated issue that I don't know exactly how I feel about it. Incentives given to companies to entice them to either start doing business in your state or to keep their existing business in the state is nothing new. There are some regulations in these incentives like the companies that qualify have to offer health care and the company has to pay a certain percentage of the premiums, but I'm still not sure if this is a good idea.
I don't know you or what you do for a living, but it seems to me that you are against anyone making a lot of money or corporations making profits.
I don't feel good about it at all. Now, the one caveat is, I do understand that big corporations employ a lot of people, which helps your cities and neighborhoods grow.
I work for a corporation and I hate hearing stuff like this. I would feel better if I knew that companies were taking savings and investing back into their businesses. They're not. More and more of these types of profits are increasing the salaries of a select few executives. Secondly, and much more importantly, this creates a disadvantage for small businesses or corporations who don't get tthese sweetheart deals. To get this economy running, I would MUCH rather we give better conditions for small business owners. Those are the people creating jobs and they invest back into the company, not hoard cash or use all the cash to line the pockets of their top guys. Unlike corporations, small businesses can't afford NOT to invest into growth because their daily survival depends on it.