encourage retention and development from within, as well as industrial
recruitment from the outside." (See accompanying story.)
On her Web page, Giardina says it this way: "Tax credits should go to
businesses owned by you and your neighbors, not outside companies like
Rite-Aid that pull up stakes and leave. We should encourage the start-up
of more home-grown businesses and build a reputation as a haven for small
Myers opposes all tax incentives. Economics in West Virginia are bad
"in spite of an effort by state government to throw taxpayer dollars at
economic development," Myers said.
"As a Libertarian, we do not believe that the government should be
involved in economic development. We believe that the government's role is
to create a simple environment that will allow people's natural
entrepreneurial abilities to flourish," he said.
"That means lower taxes, less regulation, less mandates, less
restrictions, leading toward a free- market atmosphere where people can
buy and sell products and make products and services without government
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