By: Diane Benjamin
When the Pantagraph didn’t need their huge building anymore they sold it. Anything happening there with the new buyers or is it just another empty downtown building?
Since they realized they didn’t need that much space and probably couldn’t afford to keep what isn’t absolutely necessary, they moved to a small space. How many subscriptions have they lost with their constant price increases? I see people bailing out frequently on Facebook, especially when they realize a year’s subscription doesn’t mean a year.
Do the Pantagraph advertisers ask for circulation numbers? Do the advertisers know the Pantagraph is GIVING AWAY papers to make them believe subscriptions are higher. How many of those free papers are simply tossed?
It was no surprise to see how two Pantagraph reported today on Eastland Mall wanting to pay less property tax. Government economics is sacred, the same economic forces that made them move and lose subscriptions must not apply to government, at least in their opinion.
See if you see a problem with the second paragraph: https://www.pantagraph.com/business/local/eastland-mall-owners-challenge-tax-assessment/article_20f8d9e0-2083-5bfd-b617-5663c6175a28.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-2
This one is pretty easy unless you believe government must control all, entertain, and steal from citizens whatever they need to accomplish those goals.
Obviously the Pantagraph does!
Would that be socialism, Marxism, or communism?
It doesn’t matter which, it sure isn’t government “for and by the people”.
State Farm will be doing more downsizing. It is WAY past time for government to downsize.
The mall is just joining the conga line of property tax protesters. Raising taxes on the citizens who haven’t yet left will do the same thing to the City that happened to the Pantagraph when they raised prices.
Maybe Bloomington-Normal needs a yellow vest protest – without the violence of course. Orange vests would probably work better since lots of people have them already for hunting.
The Pantagraph needs to lose even more subscribers. They are obviously against taxpayers.