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... If a business entity has a cost
increase it passes that cost along to the consumer. in the
same way revenue bonds, though not going through the general fund,
increase the cost indirectly through higher utility rates, user
fees and the like, it all adds up. Leaving this out is sort
of like Enron accounting, only putting on your books what can be
spun as a positive and leaving the indirect or "toxic" assets out
of the financial equations that is spun to show a positive
situation instead of the real circumstances. It is the total
cost that must be considered not just one silo or another.
Keep trying but the fact is that Austin is the most costly city in
Texas to live in, IMHO.