The farm and the Dell

By: - July 3, 2005 9:36 am

Raleigh News & Observer

My hat is off to Bob Orr, who heads the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, for filing the motion in Wake Count Superior Court in an effort to show that the Dell incentive package is unconstitutional.

Handing out large incentives to large companies should be unconstitutional; $279 million in tax breaks and incentives is too overwhelming in order to get in return a measly 1,500 low-paying jobs.

For 15 years Dell will not have to pay taxes on profits made in North Carolina. Can you even fathom what the profits for that giant company will be? The only winners in this situation are the Dell corporation officers, who will profit the most, not the citizens of our great state. What will the people who are in politics in this state give away next? The farm?

Jerry D. Narron


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