Let Me Get This Straight: Apple Wants …

RECEIVED Mon., March 26, 2012

Dear Editor,
    So let me get this straight: Apple, which already has a facility that's off of Highway 183, in a secluded area with no bus stop, wants a further tax incentive to move 3,600 people onto the highway over our recharge zone ["Point Austin: A Taste for Apple," News, March 23]? We're supposed to be begging for this? Let me tell you something, Apple: If you're supposed to be a job creator, then it's your job to create jobs. I get an incentive for doing my job – it's called a paycheck. Last I checked the prices of the iPhone and iPad, this company isn't working for free. How much longer is the city of Austin supposed to get down on its knees for companies to add more inaccessible jobs for the enjoyment of rich people? Which schools should we shut down for your enjoyment? Which libraries? Maybe we'll just completely shut down all services east of I-35 so that y'all can feel sufficiently pampered.
Stephanie Webb
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