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Thursday, June 17, 2004

Welfare for the rich

I am really offended that our Guilford County commissioners would consider giving $1.168 million to RF Microdevices (RFMD) to help them expand their business, ostensibly to keep them from moving away and taking jobs with them. This constitutes extortion and a taxpayer-funded bribe. Bribery is a sin. It's never right to do wrong to get a chance to do right. I don't care if you hold a public forum on it (June 24 6:30 PM at the courthouse) and get citizen's approval of it, it's still a bribe. I don't care how many times you've done it in the past, or how many other cities or states bribe businesses to stay put, it's still a bribe. The kinds of jobs that RFMD creates are for college-educated professionals. Can't these people afford to be profitable and expand their own business without subsidies? They've had all the advantages. How are they suffering?


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