Community in ‘Catch 22’ situation
This community finds itself in the throes of a “Catch 22” situation. Only money can bring economic growth, and money is not available because economy suffered in job losses. It is a “vicious circle” that is going nowhere.
To compensate for loss in taxes, because of job losses, the city government relies on grants and bonding, all of which have stipulations attached — pay back, monies in kind and matching funds.
There are those who reap riches off the back of taxpayers, some inherit, and some, no matter how gained, uses it to feed their “id” for itselfs sake. Those who could make a difference choose not to.
The poorest county, and for grants to remain available, it must remain so. The highest taxed, and with loss of population those remaining are even taxed more and no additional jobs to cover losses.
In order for there to be economic growth,”Industrial Park” needs to be filled.
Groups and organizations are all vulnerable and setting their sites on unrealistic solutions, thus playing second fiddle and will not bring about desired results until the basic third grade math sets in.
Unfortunately, this only mirrors what is going on, on a larger scale, where congress, both senators and house, comprised of all three factions have also been feeding their “ids” and have caused uncertainty, unsettling all minds, unemployed, workers, Latinos, women, middle class, uninsured, veterans, etc — all of which also is stigmatizing growth. The rich become richer and the middle class disappears.
The middle class, those who have single handily financed the government are in jeopardy. Again, even in higher government, third grade math is elusive.
For those who may or may not agree - a sign on a local establishment not long ago stated: The truth is perceived to be hate by those who hate the truth. Enough said!