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Published: Thursday, June 13 2013 9:30 a.m. MDT

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Danish American
Payson, UT

I like Costco. I shop there. There is one thing that really bothers me about them, however. They won't build a store anywhere unless they get tax breaks. Not enough to make a profit--they also have to take advantage of the taxpayers. In Spanish Fork they built right next to Macey's, direct competition but Macey's didn't get a tax break.

Anti Government
Alpine, UT

@ Danish American

"....but Macey's didn't get a tax break"

Well then Macey's should get a better negotiator. Clearly the tax break is available if you know who/how to ask. Costco is not the city local govt and they don't unilaterally decide they get tax breaks. Your elected representatives give it to them..along with many other businesses.

My guess is you take tax breaks on your 1040 as well. You should probably stop "taking advantage" of taxpayers as well. Who do you think pays for your tax breaks? The rich do. While they may pay generally lower percentages of total income, they still pay the lions share of total tax dollars/revenue which subsidizes what everyone else uses. You don't seem to have too much of a problem taking advantage of them.

Funny how that works.

RPLemmon
Albany, OR

@ Danish American

Nothing with tax breaks to place a business on a vacant lot that would employ 100 local citizens wit $45,ooo+ average wages with good benefits. This income gets taxed, it is absorbed into the local economy and gets taxed all the way down the line. Not to mention these wages allow home ownership that gets taxed etc....

So I don't see anyone getting "taken advantage" of. I see everyone benefiting.

Not to mention lower prices for area residents from a well respected company.

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