This incident only serves to highlight, when the government picks winners and losers, everyone ends up losing. Unfortunately, while I can site a zillion reasons why the government shouldn't be getting involved in private business, in most cases, once they've gotten the dollars, they can do whatever they want with them.
Shouting "Where are the jobs?" and "Where is the money?" the protesters from the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, many in overalls and helmets, said taxpayers have provided $900 million in tax breaks to Pulte with the aim of creating jobs. They said they haven't seen the results they were promised.
"Those tax breaks were supposed to create jobs," Wayne Peworchik, one of the protesters, said. "That was President Obama's and Congress's intent.""Instead, Pulte laid off workers," Peworchik said.
In addition, if these folks are upset there are no jobs for them, they are protesting the wrong meeting. They need to protest this entire Administration and their job killing, economy draining policies. There is little doubt if there was demand for housing, Pulte would be building housing. No matter how much money they throw at the problem, until there is correction-then demand-it is wasted money.