Letter: Don’t Add Superman Subsidies to the Taxpayers’ Tab


Well said by Catherine Orloff in a letter to yesterday’s Providence Journal. She uses the word that occurred to me: bailout.

Sure, a rehabbed “Superman” building would be great. But whose job is it: the owner’s or the public’s? …

No way should all Rhode Islanders be forced into yet another bailout.

Indeed, the public – a.k.a., the taxpayers – already has far too many costly problems on its hands, the vast majority inflicted on us by bad decisions and poor policies on the part of our elected officials. We don’t need to add yet another in the form of a bailout for the out-of-state owner of the Superman Building.

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