Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 10:05pm

[Metro Finance Department Director Rich] Riebeling always offers the same excuse: The administration “hasn’t done a good job explaining” and he usually adds something to the effect a little more homework is needed.

I agree, we need a new mayor, but who? No one has stepped forward.

I am not as familiar as I would like to be with how all this incentive stuff works. I doubt incentives are only offered to companies to relocate here. Last week The City Paper reported:

“We are extremely excited to commit to continue to grow our business here in Nashville,” said Asurion President Gerald Risk. “As a management team, we constantly evaluate where is the best location for our team, and we’re glad Nashville makes it so easy to continue to locate much of our growth here.”

The expansion is the result of a deal struck with state and local economic development officials, though the parties declined to discuss specific incentives.

"Nashville makes it easy," "declined to discuss specific incentives." I wonder if we will ever know how much those “specific incentives” will cost the taxpayers of Davidson County. Where is the transparency on that deal? 


Posted by “watchdog55”


Filed under: City Voices

60 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 12/22/10 at 2:33

Actually yogi, it was called Fort Nashborough when you lived here.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/22/10 at 2:33

GD it may, or may not be any better. But it is a lot easier to get accountability out of people on your county board than it is the DoE way off in D.C.

And if TN had almost a billion dollars back I think it'd be far better off.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/22/10 at 2:35

LOL GD! funny as hell.

I'll bet Gallatin has changed a little bit since Yogi was 3.

By: brrrrk on 12/22/10 at 2:36

yogiman said

"No, Amy. I was born in Nashville and we moved to Gallatin when I was 3 years old."

And they say Americans are provincial.

"I went through grade school in Gallatin and started high school there. I Quit high school after two years."

Well that's a surprise.

"I figured I already knew enough. But darn it, I'm still learning."

I before E, except after C....

By: yogiman on 12/22/10 at 2:36


I don't believe the government wants the children of today to become very intelligent. This makes it easier for the government to control the people, which is the government's goal.

Look around you. What few young people of today have a good basic education? I'd say the vast majority of them are from the political families and the big money people. The normal people getting ahead in life today are few and far between.

By: slacker on 12/22/10 at 2:44

I majored in dangling participles.

By: brrrrk on 12/22/10 at 2:51

slacker said

"I majored in dangling participles."

dangling participles!! I hear that's painful.

By: gdiafante on 12/22/10 at 2:52

So a high school dropout thinks education, or lack thereof, is a government conspiracy.

If paranoia was gold, you'd be the richest man in the world.

By: slacker on 12/22/10 at 3:05

Excruciating pain, when combined with an absolute construction brrrrk.

By: brrrrk on 12/22/10 at 3:26

slacker said

"Excruciating pain, when combined with an absolute construction brrrrk."

Owee, owee..... ROFLMAO!!