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Boom boom boom

Waterloo, IL

#29 Sep 14, 2012
Thats what the fireman said on t.v. The concrete was blown sky high in apulverized dust. I watched t.v. All week on 911. The news changed after the first day. Iron I beams flew 600 ft. From bldg, not mentioned second day.

Now when your government tells you gambling is good, good for who?
mike

Saint Louis, MO

#31 Sep 14, 2012
no tif, city stays the same. if you tif, you get more crime, requiring more police. you get more traffic, etc. someone has to pay for all the new stuff. if the tif area isn't paying for it then the rest of us do.
new businesses bring in good things to. more tax income and jobs. but a lot of the new tif companies are moving from other locations and bringing thier employees with them, so no new jobs. because its tif, we also lose on tax revenue. so exactly where is the advantage of tifs?
Tif overlord

Waterloo, IL

#33 Sep 14, 2012
Tif brings the inevitable future growth to the present. The depreciable time value of the ever eroding infrastructure escalates the aging of a city before its time. Progress along with revenue enhancement brings people and the benefits and detractments. AS the anti tif crowds signs, " If'n it ain't broke don't fix it, Pilgrim."
I get it now

Waterloo, IL

#34 Sep 16, 2012
Tif overlord wrote:
Tif brings the inevitable future growth to the present. The depreciable time value of the ever eroding infrastructure escalates the aging of a city before its time. Progress along with revenue enhancement brings people and the benefits and detractments. AS the anti tif crowds signs, " If'n it ain't broke don't fix it, Pilgrim."
So the advancement TIF brings, is a net negative because of the fixed costs it advances without a increase of revenue to support such costs.
kenny rodgers

Waterloo, IL

#35 Sep 16, 2012
hold em fold em, net negative effect for the velocity of money in a community such as this. smellen some buddy chips

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