This tax abatement crap is really making me nuts. I just don't understand why anyone, (except Nexus of course), would support such a hair-brained idea. Of course, I've heard a lot of rumors that people aren't as gullible as Nexus thinks - and that most people do NOT want Nexus to be TAX-FREE. Most people believe - if Nexus is going to be part of the community, they have to pay their fair share, just like the rest of us.
So why do I have this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach?
And since when did our stomachs have pits? I knew our arms had pits.... but stomachs?
I think that the feeling is actually fear that somehow Nexus will somehow succeed in tax dodging - that our county government might be fooled somehow or somehow pressured into allowing them to stay here tax-free. Then Nexus will jump - knowing this would be the ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLD WILLING TO GIVE THEM TAX ABATEMENT - and then there will be no getting rid of them. Its sort of like George Bush getting into the White House for the SECOND term. I didn't think that would be possible. I was sure that people weren't dumb enough to make the same mistake twice. And look what happened there. I know tax abatement is a dumb idea. So they'll probably get it. Thus the pit. (stomach, not arm).
I urge you, dear reader, to take action now - before its too late. Dont be shy. Call your county commissioner and let him know that Mille Lacs county is smarter than that. We need Nexus' tax dollars. After all, we have pot holes to fill and bridges to repair. Let Nexus fix a couple of bridges. They can well afford it.
Tell your commissioner: If Nexus stays, make them pay.
Jack Edmonds (763) 389-4404
Dave Tellinghuisen (320) 294-5402
Phil Peterson (320) 983-2462
Roger Tellinghuisen (320) 369-4273
Frank Courteau (320) 532-4627
This isn't about that nasty old Hannabelle. It is about YOU. If Nexus gets tax abatement, the rest of the tax payers will have to pay more. (Nexus costs us all money). But with Nexus' tax dollars, everyone's taxes would go down. (It would affect the tax base.) That's important.
Tell your friends. Tell your relatives. And especially - tell your county commissioner.