Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sarah Palin slams Greensboro for 'crony capitalism' deals

"Sarah Palin criticized Greensboro on Friday for a deal City Council struck with Natty Greene’s Brewery for a $387,500 incentive, condemning it as "crony capitalism."

Greensboro City Council unanimously signed off on the deal
which included Tony Wilkins
who won't ask a cogent question about Greensboro's subsidization of Say Yes

In an op-ed for the Young Conservatives website, Palin wrote that Republicans oppose the kind of government deal making mayor Nancy Vaughan made with the company, joining in with a chorus of conservatives who have said it violates free market principles.

Andy Zimmerman anyone?

"Foundational to our exceptional nation’s sacred private property rights, a business must have freedom to locate where it wishes," wrote Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. "In a free market, if a business makes a mistake, threatening to move elsewhere claiming efficiency’s sake, then the market’s invisible hand punishes."

"Thankfully, that same hand rewards, based on good business decisions," she continued. "But this time-tested truth assumes we’re operating on a level playing field. When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent."

Greensboro's City Council also approved a $1 million incentives package
for Revolution Mill owner Self-Help Ventures Fund
tied to Councilmember Nancy Hoffmann's business partner 
and DGI board member Nick Piornack, 
who Hoffmann voted $200,000 for, which Piornack's company defaulted on
without the News and Record informing the public of

The deal included tax subsidies over 10 years to keep some of the jobs that were planned to be exported.

Palin wrote that the "illogical precedent" leads to special interests manipulating markets.

Roy Carroll, Republican parasite
who doesn't give a shit how much he can take taxpayers for

Marty Kotis, Republican buyer of City property 
for pennies on the dollar in unannounced auctions
and skimmer of tax breaks for a Sheetz next to a government funded highway,
and a sweet $600,000 to design a bike path from all the City Council members he funded

"Republicans oppose this, remember?" she wrote. "Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail."

She continued, adding that the "picking and choosing" which companies receive "corporate welfare" is roiled by fiscal conservatives and is a "hallmark of corruption" and "socialism."

"A $20 trillion debt-ridden country can’t afford this sinfully stupid practice, so vigilantly guard against its continuance, or we’re doomed," she said, adding, "However well meaning, burdensome federal government imposition is never the solution. Never. Not in our homes, not in our schools, not in churches, not in businesses."

"But know that fundamentally, political intrusion using a stick or carrot to bribe or force one individual business to do what politicians insist, versus establishing policy incentivizing our ENTIRE ethical economic engine to roar back to life, isn’t the answer," she wrote, adding, "The lines strangle competition and really, really, dispiritingly screw with workers’ lives."...

Greensboro's taxpayers just voted for millions
to be redistributed to our community's oligarchy
and most don't know, as the News and Record propaganda made it look great

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan; "If I Could Be Just Completely Honest For A Second, I Believe Exactly What You Believe"

Matheny. Lomax, Hammer, Barber and Vaughan; Greensboro is Corrupt; An Adaptation as our press has been compromised

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan doesn't know she's incompetent

Questions on the Kotis real estate deal etc...

The following censorship instructions issued to local media organizations, has been leaked, distributed and adapted online.

Same Crony Capitalism, Different Year, Still Zack Matheny, Nancy Vaughan and Nancy Hoffmann's friends and contributors

Sounds like the Lee Comer money and street are a joint Dawn Cheney / Nancy Hoffmann project; Linkfest

Today's News and Record Letter to the Editor on Nancy Hoffmann, and a Hoffmann Linkfest

DGI $ and favoritism for Nancy Hoffmann's on Elm Street with DGI money she voted herself via her incoming tenents

From a thread at Greater Greensboro Politics on Nancy Hoffman's Crony Capitalism and Self Dealing

How Greensboro works, Nancy Hoffman edition

City Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann signs authorization for tenant to recieve taxpayer money she voted for

"Key downtown property owners [who have received a great deal of Greensboro taxpayer money] back DGI for contract" [for their lobbyist, Zack Matheny]

Pay to Play; Revolution Mill Business Development Manager Nick Piornack's unreported Jamal Fox Campaign Contribution

Guess who owns Jamal Fox? Crony Capitalists in Greensboro Edition

Jamal Fox misleads Guilford County Board of Elections and Greensboro's African American Community

Marty Kotis angling for more city of Greensboro money, using taxpayer funded Zack Matheny as his lobbyist; "City might help"