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By Oldguy’s estimation with no pilots the airport would lose $7000 a year. And per this article, the consultant will get $150k for helping.
So the City government will spend ~20+ years of operating expense just for the consultant, plus any other fee's or payback of grant monies to close the airport. I sure hope they've got some big time retail operators lined up to buy the property and start doing business immediately for tax revenue to offset this. And I sure hope they don't offer any type of TIFF financing to lure them to open business in town. This could turn into a big money pit in a big big hurry, and the people for St.Clair will be on the hook for all of it. Supporting the closure or not, the people of St,Clair should watch this one very closely. And hold the administration responsible (good or bad) for the outcome.
12 months ago
Here's a website that I found that does a pretty good job laying it out. Although it's pro-PPACA page, it does cite the law itself, to back up its position.
http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/vb8vs/eli5_what_exactly_is_obamacare_and_what_did_it/c530lfxJul 11, 2012
Boy, these stats are going to make it even tougher convincing the state legislature to pass a prescription mandate statewide.
It's a good thing we've got the prescription mandate here. We can sure see the difference in the meth fight by making law-abiding citizens get a prescription.
Prescription mandate isn't the answer; they now have the formula to make it impossible to pull the drug out of cold and allergy medicine. How about instead of pushing the legislature to add expense on to the people who need this medicine by requiring a prescription. Push to have the only medicine allowed in the state the non-strippable kind? But that would be too much like common sense. Better to keep funding the drug war machine, with forfeiture funds.
Jul 3, 2012