We’ve all seen big corporations dangle the promise of jobs and economic nirvana over the heads of competing local and state governments, demanding they roll over and offer up big tax breaks, subsidies and other “incentives.” Whoever offers the best corporate welfare, wins the corporate “treat.”
But a new short film—”Show Us the Tax Breaks”—demontrates that all-too often, the jobs and economic benefits promised by corporations fall far short of promises. Sometimes, they just take the money and run, leaving communities in economic ruin. continue reading