Friday, October 07, 2011
Geeting Gets Vulgar Over Chrin TIF
When someone with an inferior mind starts losing an argument, this is inevitably what happens. Vulgarities and personal attacks. Geeting claims to be a "public policy," economics and even a linguistics expert, but resorts to the ad hominem when his arguments fail.
Lately, he's holding himself out as an expert on Charlie Chrin's proposed TIF for the Route 33 Interchange in Tatamy. This is without having attended a single meeting concerning the project. All his knowledge must come by osmosis.
Well, I'm by no means a Charlie Chrin fan. I've attended most of the meetings concerning this project. I started off opposed. Like most of us, I'm not too crazy about wealthy people who try to get richer. I was and remain concerned about all that farmland being gobbled up and the traffic impact on tiny Tatamy. But I've been swayed. I've posted a series of blogs explaining why, but let me summarize my points here.
1) It will bring 3500 jobs. This is according to a study financed by the person taking the risk of failure, not some goofy link to some vague, nonspecific study promoting inner city development.
2) I have personal knowledge, from discussions with economic develpoment people, that businesses are already in line to into the site.
3) There will be spin off jobs in the area surrounding the site.
4) There will be tough zoning control from Palmer To, which has pledged "no big boxes. Not gonna' happen."
5) This will bring tax relief to Easton schools, Palmer Tp and Northampton County, brought about by development and expansion of tax base.
6) There is no contribution of any public money for this project, not even the interchange.
7) There is no risk by any public entity. All risk will be assumed by Chrin. If he wins, we win because we get more tax revenue down the road. If he fails, we still get what we've been getting all along.
and, finally, the icing on the cake.
8) Chrin has pledged $2 million, which Stoffa will leverage for the preservation of 650 acrse of farmland.