I'm writing in response to Mike McFeely's well-written story about the Block 9 penthouses published Jan. 12.
I think the city of Fargo gave some large tax breaks for Block 9, which now has eight expensive condos and one penthouse at $7 million. If a person earning $20 per hour would set aside their whole salary of $40,000 to buy the penthouse, it would take 175 years to gather up $7 million.
There are about 100 homeless people who need a place to sleep each night. If the tax break for Block 9 were to be used to house the homeless it would make more sense. The people earning $40,000 a year deserve a tax break more than Block 9.
Something is wrong with this system that gives tax breaks to multi-millionaires that must be paid for by people making $20 per hour.