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What do you think of the $6 million in state funding to keep Deciphera in Lawrence?

Response Percent Votes
It’s a good investment
 
43% 87
It’s too much money
 
43% 86
Undecided
 
12% 25
Total 198

Comments

jlw53 7 years, 5 months ago

OK, you take even more tax money away from the average person to shift to a corporation of elitists and this makes the community more affordable how???

wl318 7 years, 5 months ago

Because attracting/retaining/developing high-paying jobs reduces your burden/share of the taxes. One hundred people earning $100k pay a lot more taxes then 100 people earning $20k. Not to mention the corporate taxes the business pays over the life of the company, and the jobs that are created with building the homes and office and production space, and the sales taxes and property taxes that go along with it. I suppose you would rather spend the average person's tax money on social programs, that invariably contribute to the attracting/retaining/developing of the low-income, non-taxpaying community?

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