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: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 4:30

Loner, sorry to hear about the minor emergency. Glad everything worked out ok. :)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/12 at 4:35

By: BenDover on 12/3/12 at 4:17

You can fly First Class non-stop into Ft Lauderdale for about half the price Raspy.

It's just another 30 minutes then in the limo to ride up to Palm Beach. A small price to pay for not having to connect.

That's good advice, Ben. I'm surprised Junior didn't already know that considering how often he goes down there. (wink, wink)

By: Loner on 12/3/12 at 4:38

Everything seems OK now, Bn....running water is something that we all take for granted.

Thanks, Darge, for the kind word.

Ben versus Mike will not be going down as announced...refunds on tickets will be handled by Ticketmaster.

And the Rasp enjoys la dolce vita, jet-setting to warmer climes.

By: bfra on 12/3/12 at 4:43

Raspy should call yogi, he would probably fly down and drive him, for nothing.

By: bfra on 12/3/12 at 4:45

Loner - Glad you got your water fixed. Bad to be without water.

Did you really think Ben could write anything the NCP would print, other than on this board?

By: Loner on 12/3/12 at 5:00

Thanks, Bfra....a new tank & pump would be quite expensive and of course, as soon as I invested a grand or so into the new system, the public water line would come through.

Ben is an intelligent man and he could state the conservative case as well as anyone. These boards give us the freedom to use the coarse & colorful vernacular...print edition LTE's must conform to more stringent standards, Ben could handle it, IMO.

By: Rasputin72 on 12/3/12 at 5:06

Blanket........I have flown that flight into Ft. Lauderdale. It is more like an hour to Palm Beach than 30 minutes and during the winter the airport is a zoo with winter residents of dubious origins and values. I did not consider it a viable option for me personally.

I prefer the West Palm airport for no other reason than there are fewer peiple like you and your five other societal blights to contend with.

Wink!, Wink!

I will never be able to prove it, but I have a 12 year old grandson starting first year Algebra this next semester. I would bet that I could enroll the "Simple Six as a collective group in the same class and allow the six of you to use your collective IQs and he would still come away with a higher grade.

By: bfra on 12/3/12 at 5:13

Loner - I would have to differ with you about Ben, he is to much like yogi.

By: yogiman on 12/3/12 at 6:25


I wish I had your knowledge of using this computer. I've got enough "stuff" in it it may wake you up. But I don't know how to transfer some of it online to you and your fellow idiots on this site. Hopefully I can learn pretty soon. My daughter and son-in-law are bring my grandchildren over for Christmas. Maybe they can teach a a few lessons.

I'll admit, I've learned quite a bit in my "arguments" with you and others on this site. When I "joined" y'all on this site I didn't know what a "site" was or what "post" meant. You learn a little bit every day and I hope the hell you learn where your man Barry is taking this nation before he gets it there.

My only way to learn now is "seek and ye shall find". I'm seeking but not finding enough.