Incentive foes need to ‘get over it’
December 16, 2013 11:30 PM | 655 views | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Cobb tax incentives

Good, high-paying jobs are what make a city thrive. Plenty of taxes are generated from their presence. Please get over the constantly contrary attitudes! At least we didn’t get MARTA like Dunwoody — that area is really struggling! And thank goodness we don’t have any of that silly HOV stuff to “slow down” our NASCAR wannabes. Must be those impressive 77 percent graduation rates.

Tired of stupid.

Shelley O’Malley

Marietta

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AmericanMale
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December 17, 2013
The criteria for awarding incentives is there for a reason: It is the point at which more likely will be gained from the new jobs than will be lost in incentives. It didn't meet the test, yet it was awarded. It's fairly simple.

You sound rather unhappy living here. Delta is ready when you are.
Guido Sarducci
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December 17, 2013
What Kool-Aid have you bee drinking? This is a housing debelopment primarily. It will bring a minimum of high paying jobs to Cobb. The office tower will end up being occupied by firms that presently occupy some other space in Cobb, for the most part.

So where are the high paying jobs? Even Tim Lee, our "asleep at the wheel" commission chairman recognized that it didn't meet the criteria for a break.

Besides, incentives are meant to induce companies to locate in Cobb county. In this case, no inducement was required. This project was planned

and developed some time back, specificalyl for the Cobb County location. It would have been built without the incentive.
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