Originally Posted by xrayeyes
What about my husband's business? Where are HIS tax breaks?
When he generates the *new* revenue that Apple does, he can negotiate the same kind of deal.
This isn't a foreign concept or special treatment for Apple. Do you get better deals as a new or existing cable customer? Phone? Magazine? Just about any good or service?
The citizens of NC are out $46 million dollars
What would they be out if Apple never came?
Hint: Way more than $46 million.
with little to show for it.
Yup - little to show for it except revenue they wouldn't otherwise have at all
Why not give some incentives to small businesses to come here?
Why would small businesses come? What business would they be able to do? You could give me zero taxes for the next decade, but if I want to run a bookstore in a town that can't support it that "incentive" does little for me.
Focusing only on tax breaks is pretty silly - there are way more factors involved than just one metric.
Your like people claiming the iPad will fail due to the screen size or any one other feature while ignoring the package as a whole.
Why give the tax breaks to one of the richest companies in the WORLD?
Aha - again we come to the real root of the issue - "fair"
In what way does Apple's "richness" have to do with the overall economic viability of the deal?
Why stop at tax breaks? Heck, their so successful they should have to pay an extra success tax! Why not? They are the richest company in the world! It's not fair!
I couldn't give a rat's a** about the 50 jobs, but the $46 mil tax break get's the best of me.
Yup, focusing on only one aspect and blindly ignoring the rest of the factors. No wonder your driving yourself crazy. Irrationality will do that
It simply isn't fair when we break our backs to pay our fair share.
So you would rather NC receive nothing? Because NC wasn't the only state vying for Apple's business.