Corporate Welfare

Stop subsidizing the super rich: alternatives to the Fed rate hike

Today is the day when the mystical magic of economics is played with by people in an echo chamber. And while the actions of Dr. Janet Yellen and the Fed are being anxiously awaited by the Wall Street Wizards, the pawns of the economy are hoping that the price of gas doesn’t jump up 20 Read More

Your tax dollars at work as venture capital vs. small businesses at work

If you wonder why Dayton doesn’t have as many police officers as it used to, or firefighters, or recreation centers- it’s because we’ve been so busy doing “economic development” and “job creation” to the effect that fewer people want to live in neighborhoods considered unsafe, and plummeting property values as people move to where they Read More

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Corporate welfare: 100% wrong, 52% effective

From the very first time I ran for office, I believed that government should stick to doing things that only government should do: provide universal services and amenities to the community it serves. Police, fire, roads, parks, water and sewer are great starting points. Some things aren’t so black and white: trash collection, golf courses Read More

Another reason to end local “economic development” efforts by government

In the continuing saga of incompetence in crony capitalism in Dayton, we now can thank the Dayton Daily News for finally uncovering a failure by the powers that be in handing out cash to private businesses. Note, that this was money that was put aside as payola for allowing Waste Management and the Danis Corporation Read More

How to get small business moving, Mr. Immelt?

When did Dayton become the first stop on the bullshit express? We had John McCain go rogue and introduce Sarah Palin as his secret weapon at the Nutter Center- and now, we get a junta of overpaid CEOs from big business trying to figure out how to create jobs via small business: The President’s Council Read More

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