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Wednesday
Dec052012

Snow What Snow.

I tried to go skiing at Bretton Woods on Sunday and it rained.

I actually sat there at the base lodge and watched some of the main slopes turning into shades of brown and even green.  This isn’t good.

In addition to the fact that the ski area made artificial snow at a cost of some 7K an hour plus big capital items: like property taxes, equipment payments and leases don’t stop because there are no skiers purchasing tickets in the rainy weather.

This is another example of how state government fails New Hampshire.

Do you think Cannon is concerned about the rain and the loss of man made snow on their slopes? Name a bureaucracy that actually is concerned with anything other than collecting revenue.

But it also goes beyond this.

Why can’t things like property taxes be abated at least until it snows to give private companies like Bretton Woods  a chance to generate some cash flow from its primary revenue source:  skiing.

Instead the Department of Revenue Administration just wants the tax money and the Legislature wants its beloved revenue projections; so that they can get some more UNH professors on tenure track.

Keep going to the well and eventually the well runs dry.

Perhaps this is the way DRED wants it.  A Cannon Monopoly.

Let it snow.

 

Reader Comments (4)

But think of all the help the Grate State agencies can provide once the ski area goes kaput! First, break their legs, second, hand them crutches.
– C. dog
December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC. dog
Somehow I can see George Bald giving a close to the vest speech about all that is being done and how many minimum wage jobs have been created.
December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteven J. Connolly
Does George's proddings broaching on beseachments to buy and shop local include black market sales and barter transactions? Nothing stimulates free trade more, and industrious efforts by locals.
– C. dog luvs shopping tag sales during the Holi-day season for thrifty exchanges
December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC. dog
I don't know what the motivations of one George Bald are. At times he reminds me of Henry Morganthau Jr. History now demonstrates who he was doing the bidding for at the Monetary Conference. Id suspect Bald is cut from this cloth.
December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteven J. Connolly

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