Prickly City by Scott Stantis for May 17, 2024

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    The dude from FL (not bragging) Premium Member about 2 months ago

    They’ll OK it, only $1 billion.

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    Wilde Bill  about 2 months ago

    Sure, that’s way it done. A temporary increase in sales tax that never goes away.

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    braindead Premium Member about 2 months ago

    They don’t put that stuff up for a vote.

    It’s decided behind closed doors and then announced, along with a claim of what a financial benefit it will be to the community and how many jobs it is expected to create.

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    Dangerguy  about 2 months ago

    I guess I kinda think if a rich guy wants a stadium built, he ought to, y’kknow, build it. Arlington, Texas, which is really more a suburb of Fort Worth than Dallas, got the Cowboys because they got their taxpayers to pay a big share of the bill for that monstrosity there. I wonder if those taxpayers got their money’s worth from the three big stadiums, one of which was a mistake from the start (an open-air ballfield for use in the Texas summer).

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 2 months ago

    It’s interesting that modern capitalists believe Government shouldn’t interfere in the marketplace. Except when the Government is handing public money to a single profit-making corporation.

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    Carl  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Talk about the long con, pro sports.

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    GentlemanBill  about 2 months ago

    The people who vote “yes” should be the ones paying for that nonsense.

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    ajr58(1)  about 2 months ago

    Never forgave Pat Bowlen. Threatened to move the Broncos if the city did not pay for a new stadium. He paid zilch. Residents got screwed. I love football and I am a Broncos fan, but I would have happily waved bye-bye if he carried through on his threat.

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    mourdac Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Pro sports teams only make money for their owners. Claims of them being beneficial, creating decent paying jobs, etc. have been disproved.

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    Radish the wordsmith  about 2 months ago

    After the people vote it down they will confiscate public money and build it anyway.

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    ctolson  about 2 months ago

    It’s beginning to look like the days of city/county/state owned mega stadiums for the major league sports teams are going to be a thing of the past – hopefully. Rather than taxing the poor citizens that most can’t afford to attend, the billionaire team owners/groups can build their own dang stadiums!

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    timbob2313 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    KC voters voted NO on the proposal to build a new stadium for the Chiefs and Royals. The owners are rich, they want a new stadium let them pay for it

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    MollyCat  about 2 months ago

    I quit watching baseball when Houston did this. Funny, I never miss it.

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    Chazz  about 2 months ago

    I’m done spending my time on major sports.

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    fourteenpeeves  about 2 months ago

    A Stadium for WHAT? We’re in a little bitty desert town—-population 1,200.

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    Holden Awn  about 2 months ago

    I’m curious to see and hear public reactions to requested levies for continued, or additional, funding for their local public schools systems; curious to plumb the depth of dissatisfaction, if any, with the status quo.

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    LNER4472 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    So the question is, is she laughing at the idea of Prickly City having a sports stadium; is she laughing at the idea that taxpayers would SUPPORT the idea if it were put to a vote after an honest accounting of the costs…….. or is she laughing at the idea that their local government would ever actually allow the public’s INPUT on such a decision?

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    christelisbetty  about 2 months ago

    Adding injury to the insult, team owners selling naming rights for those stadiums. At least the Browns took their name back*, after Direct Energy was caught in a billing scandal. Of course that didn’t affect the Gerrymandered districts from voting GOP congress for their part in it. ………………..*The name we had to fight to get back, after Modell moved the team to Baltimore.

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    sandflea  about 2 months ago

    As much money as MLB and the NFL make, they should pay at least 50% of the costs of building new stadiums. Owners pay 40%. The other 10% could be from the city, county, and state.Same goes for the NBA, NHL and any other sport needing an arena.

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    ZBicyclist Premium Member about 2 months ago

    In Chicago, the Bears want a new stadium. The White Sox want a new stadium. The soccer team wants a new stadium. There are rosy projections that even though there will be a billion dollar public subsidy for the Bears, no new taxes will be required. (Not actually even true, since this would extend taxes that are scheduled to expire, and if history is any guide, hopelessly optimistic.)

    If you watch on TV, which most of us do because the tickets/parking/concessions are ruinously expensive now, what difference does the stadium make to us, anyway?

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