Will Weatherly is a contributor to RI Future and a senior editor at the College Hill Independent. He lives in Providence, RI. You can follow him on Twitter @willbweatherly.

5 responses to “Raimondo says her incentives spur job growth; EPI isn’t so sure”

  1. cailin rua

    Yeah, well . . . ever hear of a group called “‘Democrats’ for Education Reform”? I became interested in them around the same time I started coming to this site – hedge fund manager David Einhorn & frenz . . . Joel Klein . . . the Walton Family . . . Ruppert Murdoch, the progressive who presides over tabloid newspapers and Fox News . . . Sheldon Whitehouse’s friend, Bill Fisher used to run the local DFER(aka Hedge Funders for Education “Reform”) chapter . . . I don’t know . . .

    Have a look at Newark if you want to know where R I will likely be after this particular bubble bursts. Most of these people seem to be crying about Trump all the way to the bank, probably even the Guess? Jeans heirs, too, the Marcianos, I think? Whatever, it’s only money, everyone else’s who will never have any money to contribute to the campaigns of the aforementioned “Democrats” but who will be nickled and dimed out of their middle class slumber as they turn the knives in the backs of each other on the way down.

    Jonathan Pelto has written about such things. Here’s a brief history of the present situation:

    http://jonathanpelto.com/2016/04/07/dfer-news-adam-goldfarb-former-chief-staff-governor-dannel-malloys-commissioner-education-lands-coo-post-democrats-education-reform-dfer/

    All hail Rudy Giuliani and the Manhattan Institute! Bleh?

    On the bright side? Cognitive dissonance is a defensive mechanism employed to keep one’s career path free from obstruction for some, I suppose. For others? It opens endless opportunities to harness various previously localized and, therefore, dispersed cash flows. That giant sucking sound you hear is not Ross Perot in need of the Heimlich Maneuver, however.

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  2. cailin rua

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  3. leftyrite

    First of all, Will Weatherly, you’re readable.

    I keep findin’ ya.

    Secondly:

    CVS has historically taken a lion’s share of state incentives, obtaining $175 million in subsidies out of $350 million doled out since 2008, according to a report from Alex Nunes earlier this year.

    What? How is this not outrageous? They corrupt the GA, and the General Assembly corrupts itself to accommodate them.

    Thirdly, an Arnie Pet Peeve:

    Stopped at the 95 South rest area not too long ago.

    Lawns dry and unmowed.

    Main building surrounded, when the restrooms are in (partial) operation,
    by unsightly Porta Potties. An objectively yucky site (sight).

    Borderline hygienic, maybe, ’cause of Purrell. Otherwise, an unsightly mess.

    Too poor for cleanliness?

    Rich and loamy in politics, though. Oh, yes.

    Cailin. Keep the faith!!

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  4. leftyrite

    Oops.

    95 North.

    (toward Boston.)

    Yeah. Right.

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  5. leftyrite

    Is there a little bit o’ Ponzi

    in this leverage,

    spending,

    tax break

    scheming?

    Simon says: OBEY.

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