and across the country are in dire straits when it comes to providing services in this economic downturn. The reason is simple — an eroded tax base from giving away millions of dollars a year in tax-increment financing, tax abatements and uncollected business taxes.
That leaves only the small working stiff to make up the difference on their behalf. We don’t have any negotiation power to evade paying our taxes, like the big corporations have.
C.D. Rinck Sr.