Monday, May 22, 2006

Middleton Welfare King Goes for the Bucks


Tribeca moves to Middleton, WI. A local developer wants $65 million from the local government to build a profit making enterprise. No shame for the plutocracy. Yes, I did say $65 million!

2 comments:

OscarTate said...

This is getting to the heart of local politics, in my opinion -- the "growth" machine. These TIF districts are the real con man's con. Originally intended to help "blighted" areas revitalize --to encourage investments in areas that would not otherwise receive tham, these TIF districts seem to crop up in the oddest places. They are a classic game of robbing Peter to pay Paul, but then the kicker is that everything gets passed on to Joe and Jane taxpayer, usually to pay for something that would have been done anyway.

Paul

OscarTate said...

Let me add that in Baraboo, WI, my home town, the bastards of Wal Mart decided to upgrade their store from a super to a super-duper Wal Mart and they suckered my city council into ponying up the dough in terms of a TIF district. Nuts.

Paul