Missouri tax payers to be taken to cleaners by lewis and rice law firm

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    Another disgrace is taking place with your tax dollars. The City of St.Louis has unanimously approved a $300,000.00 loan that is forgivable and does not need to be re-paid so that the millionaire attorneys from a 200 person St.Louis law firm of Lewis Rice and Fingersh can buy new fancy desks for themselves in a move to new offices. See St.Louis Business Journal Article dated Friday, October 16th, 2009.

    Now the City of St.Louis on behalf of Lewis, Rice and Fingersh ( Lewis & Rice) wants to petition to Missouri Development Finance Board to approve over $5 million of tax payer money to help the law firm move to fancy new offices at One City Center and you the tax payer will be paying for that.

    This is absurd injustice at its greatest. This is insulting to the tax payers of the City of St.Louis and all the residents of the Great State of Missouri and to all tax payers throughout the country.

    Media should take note of this and help stop this abuse. Lewis Rice and Fingersh has donated thousands of dollars to city and State officials and now its pay back time with your tax dollars. County Executive Charley Dooley received a $10,000.00 political contribution this year. The City of St.Louis Mayor received a $5,000.00 this year alone in contributions as well. There is a conflict here.

    The Missouri Development Finance Board meeting to hear the proposal to provide $5 million to One City Center building so that the law firm can move and have fancy new offices, will be held at 8:30 AM, Tuesday October 20th at the Rennaissance Grand Suites at 827 Washington Ave., Lennox Room, St.Louis, MO.

    Action must be taken to stop abuse and waste of tax payers dollars to enrich millionaire attorneys at your tax payers expense. The partners at Lewis and Rice make $400,000 to $600,000 per year and the chairman Jack Pruellage makes millions per year and Missouri tax payers will help him get richer.


    Call Governor Jay Nixon to voice your objection at 573-751-3222 and your local State Representative’s office. You should also call the Missouri Development Finance Board at 573-751-8479 to complain about the proposal and tell them not to do it. Call the Mayor Francis Slay at 314-622-3201 and make him aware that receiving political contributions and then using tax payers money to buy furniture for Lewis and rice is plain wrong.
     
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    This is absurd. How can the city of St.Louis allow this to take place ? Who is getting paid off here ? Now they want to get the State to pay for their move ? There should be a public out cry.
     
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    Lewis and Rice steels public money to buy furniture. Now they want the State to pay for their move.
     
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    Mayor thanks them for $10,000.00 political contribution,:clap2: writes back a check for $300,000.00 of tax payers money for fancy new furniture :cuckoo:
     
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    I had to move my family earlier this year, and I don't recall getting any financial assistance in the way of tax dollars. Of course, I also didn't contribute to the re-election campaigne fund of any of our elected officials. There in lies the rub. Just another example of how the rich get richer. These are the same people who turn their back when approached for spare change, or look the other way rather than seeing someone living in a refridgerator box under a bridge.
     

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