Company seeks $2,871 each for higher paying 31 jobs, after Marty Kotis recieved $44,559 per "speculative" low paying job from City Council

"FFF Enterprises Inc., a California-based distributor of flu vaccines, critical care pharmaceuticals and other products, wants to open a distribution center and pharmacy at the Triad Business Park in Kernersville.

The company plans to hire 31 workers over a three year span at the park, which is in Guilford County, according to a public hearing notice from the Guilford County Board of Commissioners.

The company is eligible for $89,000 of county incentive money.

FFF expects to invest about $7 million at the site, according to the notice.

A public hearing will be held Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the commissioners’ meeting at the second floor of the Old County Courthouse."

$89,000 / 31 = $2,871 per job
Agenda Item 20, September 3, 2013

"prevent some of the current leakage" means some Greensboro businesses will be harmed by Greensboro's City Council throwing taxpayer money at campaign contributor and political sign host Kotis Holdings, LLC.

Does "7 new full-time equivalent jobs" mean a bunch of low paying, no or low benefit jobs, compared to a company bringing in a flu vaccine and pharmaceutical distributor?

$311,911 / 7 = $44,559 per job for Marty which will pay far less than FFF is going to pay their employees.

This item passed 9-0, by one of the most corrupt city council and local government in North Carolina.
"Pay to play

Pay to play, sometimes pay for play, is a phrase used for a variety of situations in which money is exchanged for services or the privilege to engage (play) in certain activities.

The common denominator of all forms of pay to play is that one must pay to "get in the game"...

In politics, pay to play refers to a system, akin to payola in the music industry, by which one pays (or must pay) money to become a player.

Typically, the payer (an individual, business, or organization) makes campaign contributions to public officials, ...and receives political or pecuniary benefit such as no-bid government contracts, influence over legislation, political appointments or nominations, [Jeff Nimmer] special access or other favors.

The phrase, almost always used in criticism, also refers to the increasing cost of elections and the "price of admission" to even run and the concern "that one candidate can far outspend his opponents, essentially buying the election."

While the direct exchange of campaign contributions for contracts is the most visible form of Pay to Play, the greater concern is the central role of money in politics, and its skewing both the composition and the policies of government.

Thus, those who can pay the price of admission, ...gain access to power and/or its spoils, to the exclusion of those who cannot or will not pay: "giving certain people advantages that other[s] don't have because they donated to your campaign."

Good-government advocates consider this an outrage because "political fundraising should have no relationship to policy recommendations." Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington called the "Pay-to-Play Congress" one of the top 10 scandals of 2008.

Incumbent candidates ...are typically the greatest beneficiaries of Pay-to-Play.

Many seeking to ban or restrict the practice characterize pay-to-play as legalized corruption."


Some of the conversations between Marty Kotis and George Hartzman on his free water sewer outside Greensboro's city limits


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