"embarrassing Christianity" the language of coexist and the so called tolerance crowd. It is ok to pursue freedom as long as it matches their views.
If things are hunky dory why has the poverty rate climbed from 17 percent in 2008 to todays 28 percent> Why is the municipal sales tax base revenue remained relatively flat for the so called boom town. Why has the property tax base for Chattanooga remained flat, and annexation was required to grow the base. Where is the tangible municipal revenue increase if giving VW all of our damn money is so great. If these corporations we pay to come to Chattanooga generate so much revenue, where is the growth?
The fact is only 50 percent of the workers at VW actually live in Chattanooga, most hit the highway to live else where.
What if the city and county invested the bond issues and pilots into our own infrastructure and schools, instead of drinking the trickle down Chamber Kool Aid. I would rather buy 2000 people a house or send their children to college free than give a rich corporation $300 million in local tax dollars.
The city of Chattanooga claimed dead broke status and cut promised pension and benefits, but will find millions to give to VW in bond issues with term obligations that will exceed the life of the plant.
David, why won't the TFP tell the people the truth about PILOTs that are cumulatively impoverishing our city by passing the cost of these corporations service onto we the little peasants.
Liberal are liars and socialist and constitute a voting majority on the city council, enough said. Theory proven by repeated outcomes.
I would rather buy 2,000 workers a house than give a rich corporation $300 million in local government and state tax dollars. That trickle down economy is making the poor poorer n Chattanooga. Just who pays the majority of taxes, it ain;t these corporations, it is the working class that will be paying for bond money to gift to VW, Let's do some math. The poverty rate in Chattanooga is 28 percent, but then VW claimed that Hamilton County workers were not qualified for many of the jobs. How many minority or poor do you know that got jobs at VW? For these reasons, I would rather take the 300 million and buy 2,000 people a house, or send their children to college free.
OMG, I am a closet Democrat :-)
Resignation letter was over the top with sugar coating.
The road did not cost what these TIF thieves reported. Where I come from that is intent to commit fraud. They need to all be indicted. The attorney's involved need to be reported to the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
David, the public should be safe guarded.
Why You Should Give a Damn: TIF Deals
by Bryan Starnes
The TIF SCAM, citizens you were robbed of $9 million plus interest.
Great work Helen. The TIF is a fraudulent crime against the people. TIF was for impoverished areas, and these scammers turned opportunity for the poor into their checkbook.
VW's are junkie cars in my opinion, and I am tired of being forced to gift them tax dollars. That plant has a lifespan, and VW will leave one day, which could be any day.