[Vision2020] who pays for Megaload cops?

Donovan Arnold donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 4 14:15:08 PDT 2011

Prof. Gier wrote,
"What has been lost in this discussion and rather detrimental to Paul's and Jay's position is that Exxon Mobile paid for police security going up Highway 12. . ."
If true then maybe Jay and Paul should consider taking up a donation collection for Exxon Mobile to reimburse them since they believe so strongly that those public services should have been provided at taxpayer expense. It should not be too difficult to convince people to give Exxon Mobile most of their discretionary income as many frequently already do to drive to work or heat their homes. 
Donovan Arnold

From: "Gier, Nicholas" <NGIER at uidaho.edu>
To: Donovan Arnold <donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.com>; godshatter at yahoo.com
Cc: Moscow Vision 2020 <Vision2020 at moscow.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2011 2:45 PM
Subject: RE: [Vision2020] who pays for Megaload cops?


What has been lost in this discussion and rather detrimental to Paul's and Jay's position is that Exxon Mobil paid for police security going up Highway 12 (and is still paying for it as the load sits there being ugly); and, according to our mayor, Exxon-Mobil is willing to pay the Moscow MPD for any extra costs.  I don't know why Nancy would tell me something that is not true, so this ends, for me at least, the discussion about who should pay.


Paul states,
"As a property tax payer, I'd rather pay for general police coverage that way than to have to have a credit card handy when I dial 911."
Paul, I think that is an excellent counter argument to a claim that people should be required to personally finance the costs of their legitimate emergencies to the city. But since that claim was never made I am unsure as to why you would make it.
However, I am sure that many for profit businesses would be pleased to hear that you are willing to pay a share of their costs of doing business by transferring their company responsibilities to publicly funded government agencies they don't pay into. I am not so willing and generous as you are, apparently. I believe that general city services should be used for the general public not to pawn off expenses of private for profit companies to local taxpayers.
Donovan Arnold

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