Anything can be replaced with something “better”

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February 6, 2011
Show-Me Institute
by Audrey Spalding  
Posted in Commentary

"Show-Me Daily writers have complained repeatedly about Saint Louis paying companies to move into the city. But in a new and extremely backward twist, Saint Louis is paying a scrap yard business $1.75 million to leave the city. Why? It’s not because the scrap yard is operated by an irresponsible owner — the family-owned company has been in Saint Louis for nearly four generations. By asking the scrap yard, Becker Iron & Metal, to leave, the city is giving up tax revenues and eliminating existing Saint Louis–based jobs. No, the reasoning of city officials is that the effort is to replace the scrap yard with something 'better.'" (02/04/11)  

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