Pay to play

Issue 9- follow the money- and tax shifting

While everyone is all excited about CareSource building a new building on the old Patterson High School site that they bought from the Dayton Board of Education for a cool million, just be aware that it’s probably the last money DPS will see from that property. Because, of course, they sold it to the tax Read More

How much does it cost to get a government contract?

I think I’m starting to see a pattern. I’ve bid on a few smaller government projects as an SDVOB (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business) which is supposed to help my small business get a piece of the government. Even when I’m the low bidder, it somehow never comes our way. So when I saw a Read More

Time for Warren Buffett to walk his talk

In yesterday’s New York Times, the oracle of Omaha wrote a plea for Congress to “Stop coddling the super-rich” and raise his taxes and all those of the people making more than $1million a year. I highly recommend you read it- and then laugh: OUR leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did Read More

I want to make money- taxpayers should help pay: Sprawl at the Dille estate

Because a developer wants to build something, does that automatically mean you should pay for it with your tax dollars? George Oberer Jr. has a dream- but he wants the taxpayers to pay for a large part of it: Wilmington Pike could expand to up to 10 lanes and the bridge at Interstate 675 above Read More