05-11-2012, 01:13 AM #1
Another debacle for the public good
Billionaire owners getting taxpayers to build a stadium. It's a disgrace, but desperate sports fans are too desperate to see how ridiculous it is.
05-11-2012, 07:05 AM #2
05-11-2012, 08:28 AM #3
What tax dollars? Do you even know anything about this bill? Public money is coming from expanded gambling. So unless you play the new electronic pull-tabs, you're not paying for this. Some money will come from user fees attached to the stadium, But unless you go to a game once again you're not spending any money.
I take it you were against Target Field as well. Should we just have played in the dome the next 100 years? I don't get how people completely flip out over this. Public funding for stadiums happens EVERYWHERE. There are a few exceptions like Dallas, but most cities have publicly funded stadiums. This deal favor the public more then any other I've seen in awhile. Taxes are not going up at all.I bent my wookie...
05-11-2012, 09:27 AM #4
For the record, I love Target Field, but I was against using public money for that too. But, I'm not an elected official, and I didn't tell me representatives how I feel, so that part is my fault. Not that it would have done much good anyway.Posts on other sites:
05-11-2012, 10:29 AM #5
What taxes are going up exactly? I thought the money was coming from the convention center tax. I haven't heard anything about income or property taxes going up in MPLS at all.I bent my wookie...
05-11-2012, 12:53 PM #6
05-11-2012, 12:58 PM #7
It's the great 1% swindle of the public. Just because it happens everywhere else too doesn't make it right.
How are Minnesota schools doing? Childcare? Healthcare? Welfare programs? Haven't those all faced budget cuts?
05-11-2012, 01:12 PM #8
I completely agree. There are a ton of issues besides the stadium. I'm just sick of everyone making such a big deal about it. Target Field was passed 6 years ago and people still complain about it. Something about stadiums gets under peoples sick. It is an investment for the state. Look what Target Field did to that part of town. Restaurants are packed before every Twins game! That area is booming.
Honestly I'm amazed it passed with the way politics are today. No one can get anything done cause most people are in it for themselves.I bent my wookie...
05-26-2012, 01:15 PM #9"Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand."
05-29-2012, 12:35 AM #10
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