Recemtly, Brian posted up a piece about his local government buying a closed business and its property for $4.5 million. He pondered as to the reason.
I think I have found the reason... Perusing Ace's news blog tonight, I have found what could be the real reason why Fairfax County purchased the abandoned Circuit City store and its parking lot.
Urban planning grocery stores.
HA! Take that Brian.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand proposed $1 billion in loans and grants Monday to help build 2,100 grocery stores in areas around the nation that lack access to fresh food.
Modeled on a similar program in Pennsylvania, the legislation would provide startup grants and loans in rural and urban areas to expand access to fresh food and to create jobs.
..."By building new grocery stores in underserved areas across the state we can give people the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives, save billions in health care costs, and create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs," she said.
Yes. Because grocery stores create the fresh food. They are the ones responsible for providing the government approved milk and cheese to those on government monies.
So, in areas that can't support free-standing self-supporting grocery stores (that create fresh food remember), the government will provide loans and free monies. Who would take a loan when there was free money?
What happens when the grant and loan runs out? What happens when the government wants its loan back? Don't they think that if a grocery store chain thought it was a good economic and safe decision to expand or start their business in these poor and inner-city areas, they would have?
Ok. One billion dollars for 2,100 stores. That would be over $476,000 for each store. That is alot of money for a local inner-city grocery store. I see dead people kickbacks.
And, with 2,100 stores and 20,000 employees would mean 10 people per store on average. That would be a very large store for those small local inner-city grocery stores.
You see, once again, we have the government providing an extraordinary over-priced service for a people who don't want or can't afford the service while charging those who will never see it.
Now, aren't you glad we have voted in an "historical moment" as president? Aren't you glad you keep voting in Democrats?
Now, isn't it time to take your county back? Isn't it time to take your money back?
Isn't it time to take your freedoms and liberties back from the trashbin you have been throwing them in over the years?