Up for Debate: Tax incentives for small biz

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 1:55am

What do you think of Councilman Josh Stites idea of legislation that would give small businesses greater access to tax breaks and other incentives such as those used to lure corporate expansions or relocations in Davidson County? Is it a good idea? Is it feasible?

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159 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 12/3/12 at 10:24

Slack....here we go: "Nashville cabbie plows into a gay piano bar....."

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 10:26

Cabs here are a bit pricy - not over the top but more than expected. The whole ordinance thing is ridiculous, though. If I'm downtown I have to call a cab from my cell even though there may be 4 empty cabs driving around!

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 10:29

Drunk cabbie staggers into a gay piano bar demanding service.. barkeep refuses, cabbie tells the barkeep, its ok.. I'll take a taxi home.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/12 at 10:31

Trolls have weakness of the imitation. It is like having no control of the bladder. They all see things that are not in this world and go about pissing.

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 10:32

nazi, that's probably to keep the cabbie from knocking down on the cab company..no?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/12 at 10:33

The Mega Bush are stained with store brand mustard.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 10:33

I think so. I know that you don't earn medallions here like you do in some cities.

By: gdiafante on 12/3/12 at 10:35

Really, yogi? I don't buy it. You seem to be fine. You can navigate this site, make many posts, refer to other triggers (you know, memories), yet when when referred to the law (for the tenth time), suddenly you've had an invasive procedure that has stripped you of your memory.

I don't know whether that's pathetic or hilarious.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/12 at 10:36

Blanket I said that the Dell Deal sounded more like a sex toy, then a good project for the city.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 10:37

LOL, Nemo!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/12 at 10:39

Now after seeing in print, I think I have set myself up.

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 10:41

yes nemo.. you're the ''farmer in the Dell''

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 10:42

Doorman.. please hail me a cab.. my good man.

By: Loner on 12/3/12 at 10:43

That's some funny stuff, Slack....drunken cabbies might make a great reality show. Instead of the Cash Cab...the contestants unwittingly step into the Crash Cab...or maybe, the Trashed Cab?

By: Loner on 12/3/12 at 10:47

Cabs are for the more affluent 47%...the Rasp calls a Limo Service when he needs personal, ground, vehicular transportation...he often uses his private helicopter, however....to avoid close encounters with the steenking throng.

By: Loner on 12/3/12 at 10:51

Captain, "sex toy"? The Dell deal as a sex toy? You mean the Dell Deal was a Delldo?

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 10:52

Sadly.. Rasp's limo service is the city bus.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 10:52

Most of the cabbies here are African - usually from Somalia or Nigeria. They're usually quite pleasant.

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 10:53

lol loner

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 10:55

Delldo's are us.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/12 at 10:55

That is what it sounded like to me, Loner.

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 10:58

The laptop Delldo is the best seller..

By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/12 at 10:59

You people are just jealous of Dell Corporation.

B. Itch-

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 11:00

And then there's the: under the desktop model.

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 11:03

Last but not least, the Notebook Delldo for those on the go.

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 11:04

''Let go.. my Delldo''

By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/12 at 11:08

I just knew something like this would happen.

By: Rasputin72 on 12/3/12 at 11:11

LONER.......I am trapped in the Atlanta airport for a couple of hours. The airport serving Palm Beach does not connect well with Nashville. Better suited for those coming out of the Norteast.

I do use the Limo services in every town or city I visit. I have never flown a helicopter. I have no plans to do so. I did have until a few years ago a contract with NetJets. I found it helpful but hardly cost effective.

My air travel is not what it once.. I enjoy Paris and Buenos Aires once or twice at most a year but confine myself to first class or business class commercial. That isolates me from the steerage class. Unfortunately it does not isolate me from some of the international 1% who sometimes have an obnoxious personality normally only seen in those of a lesser class.

By: slacker on 12/3/12 at 11:18

Cheap wine can be a powerful hallucinate..

By: govskeptic on 12/3/12 at 11:27

I was lucky enough to hail a cab after having my car towed a few yrs ago for
parking in a "Police only" parking slot down town. Pays to read the signs?

By: yogiman on 12/3/12 at 11:30


So you're arguing a man born in the US with a British subject father is constitutionally eligible for that office.

If anyone born on US soil is a "natural born citizen", why did the Senate, in the question raised by Barack Obama, finally determine he was a natural born citizen because both of his parents were American citizens? Further, why did Obama agree with that argument?

But further, why did he refuse to be questioned on his personal citizenship status?

Why did our founders put that personal 'natural born citizen' identity in the Constitution?

According to your argument, any person born in the US is constitutionally eligible to become the our president. So that means China's dictator can take a vacation to the US, his wife has a baby here, and that baby is constitutionally eligible to become our president when it reaches the age of 35 as long as it lives here for 14 years.

So, let's say you are right: Barack Obama [claims] to have been born in Hawaii with a Kenyan father and an American mother so he's a natural born citizen. So why does he refuse to prove it?

Now let's go on down the line, Loner. According to his autobiography, his mother divorced his Kenyan father and married his Indonesian stepfather; who adopted him so he could go to public school.

To refresh your civics, when he gave up his American citizenship (if he had it), he gave up his natural born status. Once you give up your American citizenship, the only way you can get it back is through naturalization and that doesn't 'remake' you a natural born citizen again.

By: BenDover on 12/3/12 at 11:39

I decided not to fool with it Loner. It was turning into just a recap of the points I've made here ad nauseum and that are already discounted by the community so it's a waste of time.

I agree with Burch on the point that Jesus never mentioned homosexuality and that people and churches who focus on that are really missing the point. Everything else Burch said was a collection of straw men and false dichotomies that any thinking person should already have dismissed.

By: yogiman on 12/3/12 at 11:50

Call it what you like, gdiafante. And I'll agree with Loner on his argument he's been let "get away with it". That is the point I haven't been able to figure out yet.

I heard a conversation with a producer saying Bill Clinton told her Barry was illegal. I'll go back and see if I can find it. If I can, I'll "send" it to you children.

By: yogiman on 12/3/12 at 12:06

While I'm looking, gdiafanti, what do you think of the comment made in the Pravda, a Russian government newspaper?


By: gdiafante on 12/3/12 at 12:29

Yogi, that's a cop out. You bitch about it day in, day out. Read the damn law and tell me how he's in violation or shut the hell up about it now and forever more.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 12:31


By: yogiman on 12/3/12 at 12:45

Another little "cop out" while I'm still looking, gdiafante. We don't actually know if Barry was born in Hawaii or not, do we? If he was, he could only be a "native born citize with a British subject as his father, not a natural born citizen.


By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/12 at 12:46

Well now that the silence has been broken, trolls only hear what the want to hear and everything else fall to the side.

By: yogiman on 12/3/12 at 12:49

Another little 'opinion' of the Pravda might interest you.


By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 12:49

He cannot show where Obama is in violation and is in denial. He's down to quoting Russian tabloids now. LOL

By: gdiafante on 12/3/12 at 12:51

Honestly, what is so hard about reading a simple law? Are you ignoring it because you can't bring yourself to the realization that you're wrong or are you just stupid?

We do know he was born in Hawaii.


By: gdiafante on 12/3/12 at 12:53

This is getting comical.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 12:54

Another pathetic thing is that he doesn't realize that a lot of people who run these conspiracy websites don't even believe what they are posting - they're just making money off advertising every time one of these nutjobs pull up their site. They're laughing all the way to the bank.

By: gdiafante on 12/3/12 at 12:57

You nailed it, blanket. Exploiting the paranoia of the birthers is now an industry. It's hard for me to feel sorry for them, though.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 1:02

g, did you know that there is now a subreddit called "not The Onion." People post articles that sound like they should be in The Onion but are from supposed legitimate news organizations.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 1:03


By: gdiafante on 12/3/12 at 1:11

I didn't know that but I shouldn't really be surprised.

By: yogiman on 12/3/12 at 1:21

I'm still looking, gdiafante.

But tell me, why can't the governor of Hawaii, who was an old friend of Barry's grandparents, who stated he would provide his birth certificate the day he went in office still not able to provide it? Could it just possibly be because it isn't in the Hawaii Health Department?

Could it possible be his paternal grandmother wasn't lying when I heard her, in an interview with a preacher, [through] a Kenyan Ambassador, say she was in the room with his mother when he was born. And could it possible be she wasn't lying when she said she had never been out of Kenya at that time?

I didn't hear anything that lady said that night I though might be a mistake or an outright lie.

By: yogiman on 12/3/12 at 1:27

Sorry, I meant to leave you this "dirty little secret" on citizenship.


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By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 1:27

Hearsay and speculation means nothing. There are no legal violations. Obama is in office legally.