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    Destiny going down in flames


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    Re: Destiny going down in flames

    Seems like once word really got out about this 2 weeks ago, it had no chance of passing. Had this been put to vote a few weeks ago, it would have been very close IMO. Good to see the people out voting.



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    Re: Destiny going down in flames

    Best news I have heard all day.


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    Re: Destiny going down in flames

    I don't even live in Des Moines, but I'm thrilled to see this get shot out of the sky. That last part in the KCCI story really hit the nail on the head- people are ****** off with the city and county governments and all the dumb stunts they've pulled in the last few years, and now it's payback time in the worst way.

    Good for you, Des Moines. Good for you.


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    Re: Destiny going down in flames

    Great job everyone!!!!


    Unfortunately we will have to be ready to do it again and again and again. Pierre Pierce and the local government have one thing in common, they do not understand that NO MEANS NO!



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    Re: Destiny going down in flames

    Quote Originally Posted by kcci.com View Post
    The overwhelming defeat is a stunning setback for the Project Destiny backers, who had raised nearly $750,000 to promote the plan. Opponents at last report had raised about $3,000.
    Hahahaha. That tells the story right there.



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    Re: Destiny going down in flames

    Burn b*tch burn. This was exactly what I was hoping for. Not only a no, but a hell no. I think this is a symptom of a larger issue. People are fed up with their government on all levels, and it's gone beyond apathy for once. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come. Everyone needs to get involved on every level to get things straightened out.



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    Re: Destiny going down in flames

    Here is a good stat to ponder (from the KCCI article), the Yes to Destiny people had $750,000 to "promote" this while the "no" people had $7,000. I wonder where that $750,000 came from?? I would bet anything that it is local tax money...just another reason why people don't trust the governments with more of our money.

    The people have spoken. Loudly.



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    Re: Destiny going down in flames

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Here is a good stat to ponder (from the KCCI article), the Yes to Destiny people had $750,000 to "promote" this while the "no" people had $7,000. I wonder where that $750,000 came from?? I would bet anything that it is local tax money...just another reason why people don't trust the governments with more of our money.

    The people have spoken. Loudly.
    My guess would be donations from those who stood to make much more money if it had passed.



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    Re: Destiny going down in flames

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    I wonder where that $750,000 came from?? I would bet anything that it is local tax money...just another reason why people don't trust the governments with more of our money.
    DesMoinesRegister.com

    Note that these business' also own a lot of commercial property and stand to gain from the property tax relief. Principal Financial Group, for instance, paid an estimated $10.4 million while Wells Fargo paid roughly $4 million.

    YES TO DESTINY:
    Principal Financial Group, $100,000
    Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, $30,000
    Iowa Health System, $25,000
    MidAmerican Energy Holding Co., $25,000
    Meredith Corp., $25,000
    Pioneer, $25,000
    American Republic Insurance, $25,000
    John Deere Credit, $25,000
    Allied Insurance, $25,000
    Mid America Foundation, $25,000.


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    Re: Destiny going down in flames

    DesMoinesRegister.com

    per the DM register

    Looks like our local government has too much money so they can spend it on items like this. With their tab of $250,000 and the $770,000 donated by the companies, some of their initiatives could have had a good start in funding!

    Good job local governments and companies we are proud to call you our own!



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