Tuesday, August 09, 2011

ALL Tennessee Taxpayers should have known about the Amazon Deal

There is much talk today about the fact that Comptroller Justin Wilson was informed about the details of the Amazon deal during the negotiating process.

These "deals" should NEVER be negotiated in secret. ALL Tennessee taxpayers should know about these "deals." They should be open, arms length transactions if they take place at all.

In no other area of government do we allow our State elected representatives to negotiate in complete secrecy to give away huge wads of taxpayer money to large corporations. We sure as hell should not allow it for so-called economic development.