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David Melson

Tax breaks: Are they fair?

Posted Thursday, December 27, 2007, at 9:06 AM
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  • I think giving the elderly a break is great especially after they have lost their spouse and are living on a limited income.

    I don't agree with new industry getting a break, Dell Computer is a perfect example. The State of Tennessee gave them the land to build and a great tax break. In return Dell guaranteed a certain number of jobs for Tennesseans a few yrs. Now they are outsourcing to India and other places while Tennesseans are loosing their jobs with Dell.

    -- Posted by Disgusted on Thu, Dec 27, 2007, at 1:09 PM
  • Tax breaks for our elderly, absolutely.

    Tax breaks to businesses to maintain our level of employment and current population, sure.

    Tax breaks to bring in new industry so our population will grow need to be closely considered. In all cases I have seen, the "growth" ends up being paid by the existing residents and tax income never keeps up with population demands.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 27, 2007, at 3:19 PM
  • I'm glad you blogged this David.

    My elderly dad was "griping" about this very thing after paying his taxes last week.

    NO ONE there has a satisfactory answer for him. I hope someone, somewhere reading this does.

    -- Posted by mmp84 on Thu, Dec 27, 2007, at 10:24 PM
  • Well, apparently noone has an answer.

    Please don't give up on finding this out David. Some of our elderly just can't seem to get a break.

    -- Posted by mmp84 on Thu, Jan 3, 2008, at 7:46 AM
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