Idaho State PARKS has more happy campers than they can handle, forcing the department to make the wise move to stop advertising for visitors.
The GUARDIAN has long held the GROWTHOPHOBE position that state and local governments should do the same thing–stop paying businesses to come to Idaho.
It makes no sense to us for the state COMMERCE DEPT. to offer “incentives” in the form of tax breaks, job training credits, etc. in their efforts to increase the population and thus the demand for services like schools, police, roads, etc.
Same holds true for the politicos in Boise. The city touts a list of ENTICEMENTS in their efforts to increase the population through corporate welfare.
The GUARDIAN growthophobe mantra has long been, “we welcome anyone willing to pay a fair wage and their share of taxes. If they need financial help, try New York or California.”
Parks has the right idea. Stop advertising for people you don’t need.
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