Promises, promises

During the last election cycle, County Commissioner Ken Hagan promised voters that he would reel-in Bass Pro Shops to Hillsborough’s pier.

He even managed to get “destination retailers” included on the County’s list of preferred, high-value businesses eligible for big incentives to bring above average wage jobs to the area.

 Today it was announced that Hagan and County Administrator Merrill will be in secret negotiations with Bass and their local advocate, Vig Machete as to how many millions of dollars Hillsborough taxpayer money Bass would like to receive.

Will they tell us how much part-time, no-benefit Bass employees will be paid?

Will they tell us how many Hillsborough sporting goods business will go out of business as a result of this un-level playing field?

Promises made.

Promises kept.

<IMHO Fred Jacobsen

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  6. Noel Williams (prhayz) www.prhayz.com Says:

    That is how all politicians work my friend. They get all A’s for making promises but when it comes time to fulfill their promises, they failed miserably.

    Thanks for sharing. God bless you.

    • It is high time we started expectimg more out of local hacks like Hagan than business as usual. Tampa and Hillsborough County have been a victim of self-serving leadership for over a generation, and the local economic landscape bears witness to their self-serving ways.

      Throw the bums out!!! (No offense meant to bums everywhere.)

  7. You can betcha that Kenny Poo will be getting a very large campaign contribution from BPS if the county can pony up a large enough bribe to attract the thing. The man and Merrill are economic development morons. If there is a market here, they will come.

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