Rex Bell, Libertarian candidate for Indiana House district 54, writes about how government "econonomic development" in Wayne County, Indiana is really wealth redistribution from the working class to the well-connected in his blog post "Going down a hard road".
Note that one of the "well-connected" is extremely well-connected County Commissioner Tom Dickman (Republican). The County Commissioners appoint members of the Economic Development Commission (of which Dickman is a member), who are now granting $700,000 in tax abatements to Dickman and his brother.
I'd like a $700,000 tax abatement for my business interests. Guess I should be running for County Commissioner somewhere? It's better than being a taxpayer having to make up for $700,000 in lost tax revenues.