4.26.2007

Can I Have Some Money, Too?


I'm not exactly sure why a private company gets a "grant" (that is free money that is taxpayer money, isn't it?) when other private companies have to compete without that benefit. Then again, I suppose its similar to a tax abatement.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is not quite fair somehow. We have 30 employees and can we have some money?

Anonymous said...

The difference being that this is furthering technology, not another stupid gift shop, boot warehouse, or call center.

Anonymous said...

Well, maybe they will use some of the dough to enhance their website - it SUCKS if you're looking at it in Firefox.

http://www.optisense.net/

It looks like MzCreep could possibly have some fun with their products though.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you too can have some money. Are you inventing or developing new technologies? This company had to prove its science at a regional and then a State level, and be vetted by a 17 member commission of venture capitalists and scientists. Then, the project had to be approved by the Governor, Speaker and Lt. Governor. That's the process. Go for it. But if your company is just selling stuff other people have made, or stuff that comes off the boat from China, or services that anyone else can offer, or simply living off local citizens, you don't get any money. You're not adding anything to the future of the Texas economy. You're a follower, not a leader.

Anonymous said...

If the capitalists would actually finance themselves and not rely on government subsidies (farmers included) maybe we could afford taxes to support real government responsibilities.

Anonymous said...

Excellent point, 10:07AM. The only people who benefit from farm subsidies now are corporations or hobby farmers. Nobody subsidizes my hobby.