News out of The Dalles, Ore., is that Google, the internet search behemoth and eyeglass entrepreneur of driverless cars, wants to expand its data centers in this near-treeless Columbia River town.
Naturally, a company scraping by, with its stock price selling for a mere $900 per share, needs a tax break to expand.
Of course, the city, the county and the state said, in unison, hallelujah.
For $7 million a year in tax breaks, Google will promise 10 new jobs.
Hopefully, Google will pay them enough so that they won't need food stamps to put food on the table.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives just voted to gut the food-stamp program by $40 billion over a decade.
Meanwhile, the richest Americans are the main ones benefiting from the recovery.