WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:slowshooter wrote:clampdaddy wrote:slowshooter wrote:Incentive? Nope. Tell me where the jobs that used to be in USA went?
Apparently incentives don't work. Especially when a community gets nothing back for the incentives they hand out.
What "hand out" does the community give? If you have more tax write offs than me does that mean I gave you a hand out? The community gets nothing back? Sure they do. Employment and cash flow, but that only works if the company stays.
Really? When does the community get enriched by Walmart?
Workers aren't given enough hours to get full time benefits and are paid low wages. While that saves the company money worker seek help from the community to make ends meet. That assistance in the form of medical care, subsidized housing and food stamps. Wisconsin did a study and found that it cost the community over 900,000 dollars a year to have a Walmart in town. That's just one store. And that's also before anyone talks about local tax breaks given just to break ground.
I'm not saying that it's bad to work with a corporation to come to town. Or give them incentives. I'm saying it's bad when a company that makes 17 billion a year has it's employees on public assistance.
That 17 billion is given to the investors, people like you and me. That is how the world is supposed to operate. Those who put time and effort in to their lives and careers get paid more so they can invest and retire. If we paid all of the slackers livable wages, the cost of living would skyrocket and all of us would be poor. Minimum wage jobs are meant to be transition jobs, not careers. If some guy or gal doesn't want to put the time in to further their level of success it is not my responsibility to worry about them. I have enough to worry about on my own.
You just admitted that profits gained via corporate welfare (AKA forcing costs onto local communities) are okay as you as long you get a slice. I might not be a particularly moral person but unlike you I'm not a scheming thief.