Is too much government land ever enough? Not according to Jim Fyke. From The Tennessean article Diane Black asks after years of the state buying more and more private, undevelopeable land (taking it off the tax rolls) when is enough finally enough.
"We are in a year where our dollars are so tight we have to make some decisions about our priorities, and I'd like to find out more about what our long-term plan is," she said.
Fyke responded that the state will have given enough grants when applications stop coming in.
The kicker is that many times the land is owned currently by loggers. After the state gets the land they re lease the same land back to the same loggers for a fraction of the cost of the taxes, of course the loggers are allowed to continue logging, they just no longer have to pay the taxes. What a deal. The greenies think it is saving the trees and stopping logging but the truth is many times just the opposite.