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To: MichCapCon
Delusional.

Reducing taxes for a project that might (or might not) happen in your State is not a taxpayer giveaway.

It is not “expensive” to not charge high taxes in order to encourage a project to happen in your State.

It is sort of like when taxes are lowered and it triggers an economic boom - and liberals cry and gnash their teeth about not collecting at the higher tax rate on the economic boom that simply wouldn't have happened at the higher rate.

Comprehend?

3 posted on 05/04/2012 9:24:49 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

Is it fair that the people with the tremendous power to collect taxes get to pick winners and losers?

“You, you make boring old widgets. Pay up! A lot.”

“But YOU, Mr. Producer? You wanna make a movie in my little old fly-over state?! I might get to see George Clooney?! We’ll give you a big fat tax break!”

Study after study after study has debunked the idea that production brings an “economic boom.” They don’t do post-production on site. They bring their own crews, except for gofers and extras. They’re not going to train your kid to be a cameraman.

At most, they eat in restaurants and stay in motels for a few weeks. Why don’t you give THOSE businesses the tax breaks?

All you states giving away taxpayer money and fronting expensive film commissions? You’re suckers.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 10:10:58 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: allmendream

First of all, this is not a tax exemption they are getting, but a check direct from the public treasury, ie, a subsidy.

Second, even if it was a tax break, how does that fit into the concept of “equal justice under the law” when one industry gets a tax break, but another does not?


8 posted on 05/04/2012 10:30:48 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (they all stink)
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