But now we have to compete with other areas of the state in a state-government "contest" for a share of a pot of money we are paying into?
This is apparently "Economic Development" a la Cuomo II. Per the OD:
Cuomo's twist would pool $1 billion in tax breaks and aid for construction and infrastructure as prizes for the best proposals in 10 regions around the state that would compete for the resources.What is state government's track record in deciding what is "best" for business? The more "economic development" we fund, the less we seem to have to show for it.
This program really seems to be about awarding prizes to those people that will bring the most votes to Cuomo. How about a $ billion in tax cuts for everyone instead?
To put it bluntly, this sucks.