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Council OKs subsidy for Action Manufacturing

November 27, 2013

MARSHALL — The Marshall City Council has approved a business subsidy agreement for a local business looking to expand its facilitie....

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Nov-27-13 9:30 AM

So...the bridge to nowhere might not be the bridge to nowhere afte all.

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Nov-27-13 11:21 AM

Quite a precedent that's been set.

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Nov-27-13 1:11 PM

I am glad to keep the business, but I don't think that it is the cities place to replace a bank. A bank giving them financing should have been the first option.

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Nov-27-13 1:20 PM

So according to Mr. Swenson and Brink, you can’t possibly justify expanding a business in Marshall without a sweetheart deal from the city council. Fascinating…

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Nov-27-13 2:03 PM

If the government is being asked to provide subsidies that allow businesses to grow and create jobs, then whats the purpose of awarding tax breaks to the wealthy, a.k.a. "job creators"?

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Nov-27-13 4:17 PM

A 99 year lease and this amount of subsidy appears out of line. Also the tracking and enforcement of the "job creation" aspect of these subsidies is quickly forgotten.

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Nov-27-13 8:36 PM

Yep. Another showcase moment in how it's done in the private sector.

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Nov-28-13 10:21 AM

So if the republicans in Washington pass huge subsidies for oil companies and tax breaks for millionaires it's enabling job creators, but if the state and local government grant subsidies with a requirement that new jobs are created it's a handout?

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Nov-28-13 5:50 PM

Good point SEL.

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