Buyers of "the product"
To the Editor:
A lot can be said about opportunity. The nature of capitalism is to fully use opportunity to sustain itself. A government can use opportunity to sustain itself just as an entrepreneur uses opportunity to offer his products and services to the people.
The difference is the government can offer and sustain a product or service whether it is useful or not, or even welcomed by the buyer or not. The entrepreneur can not, if his product or service has no buyers, he sinks.
The best way to sell the people on a product is to offer a treasure to go along with the product, especially when the treasure comes from the people to begin this process of enticement. The best way to keeping people from searching for the truth in whether a product is useful or not is to offer the treasure through a entity that has the people’s trust, such as the local government. Sell your product to them and it is a guaranteed sale to the people.
So when someone else has acquired your money through taxation and believes the product they offer will best serve the people and do not want any backlash from the people, they deliver their product to the local government first, knowing they will buy it, after all this superior government has for, years and years, been distributing money to the schools, the police departments, the fire and library departments and many other local government agencies.
A friend in need fulfilling the wishes of local government with treasure extracted from the subjects. What is the aforementioned crap all about? Wind power developments.
Brought to you by the superior government, using the people’s money to generously give investors so much treasure that they in turn offer, through this opportunity from government, local government a piece of this treasure by property tax revenue.
It is redistribution of money, but in this case, selected rich people get the majority of this money and secure it by offering a small amount of it to local government for their promotion of “the product."
As you probably have guessed, the superior government can’t afford to provide this treasure forever, and this means the treasure will come from the buyers of “the product," the electricity purchasers. So what, you have no say in this, government knows best.
And, when that saving on property taxes disappears within a few years, don’t feel as you were taken for a ride. The brilliant ones that started all this will be nowhere to be found.