Some members of the senate think the Ford tax incentive bill is a big plum to a special interest. Debate is scheduled to start this afternoon in the Senate on the Ford tax incentive bill. The votes seem to be there to pass the bill but not until several critics have had their say. One is senator Jack Goodman of Nevada who says a lot of small business people in his area wonder why they can’t get similar incentives. But he says they’d be laughed out of the Capitol if they asked for a tax package like the one proposed for Ford.

Mark him down as a “no” vote because, he says, it is clear that government is not treating business interests with an even hand. Other opponents echo some of the same concerns. The Senate has set aside several hours for all of them to voice their criticisms but eventually, say Senate leaders, there will be a vote.

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