Wednesday, October 13, 2010

[Extortion?]
Commissioners OK tax abatements for Whirlpool construction

By Scott Aiken-H-P Friday, October 1, 2010
ST. JOSEPH - Tax abatements sought by Whirlpool Corp. as incentives for $86 million in new construction got a green light Thursday from the Berrien County Board of Commissioners.
The board without dissent voted to extend Renaissance Zone status for the site of the company's proposed world headquarters campus in downtown Benton Harbor, and for its Edgewater Technology Center in St. Joseph and call center in Benton Township...
saiken@TheH-P.com

Could Pay For Construction With 92 Million Dollar Criminal Fine
wrote on Oct 1, 2010 2:06 PM:
--whirlpool could pay for all of this new construction with the money it is going to use to pay its $92 Million Criminal Fine for Anti-Trust Price Fixing instead of demanding tax incentives and abatements from the Tax Payers (of whom some may have been ripped off by buying higher priced appliances from the global aplliance giant so those lucky duckies are paying Twice).

oh well. we still have harbor shores !!!!

Jim wrote on Oct 1, 2010 2:29 PM:
--Dear "Could Pay"....what do you expect? After all, it's WHIRLPOOL, and we are all expected to bow down and worship the ground they walk on, right? I agree with you 100%. Somehow they must preserve the financial opportunity for Fettig to get his sickening annual bonus...and perhaps this is the way, eh?

The Federal Farmer wrote on Oct 1, 2010 10:12 PM:
--What a bunch of criminals!

http://www.heraldpalladium.com/articles/2010/10/01/local_news/2034660.txt

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