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Tax break helps NYC lure ‘The Tonight Show’ home
Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2014 12:06 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire

Posted on 02/22/2014 12:04:53 PM PST by Olog-hai

“The Tonight Show” made its return to New York City with a splashy opening sequence showcasing Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, Lincoln Center and Jimmy Fallon’s glamorous new studio at Rockefeller Center—a fitting tribute to the place that helped foot the bill.

An unconventional 30 percent tax credit aimed at luring “Tonight” away from California after four decades is reportedly saving NBC more than $20 million a year. …

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; billdeblasio; california; chirlanemccray; jimmyfallon; losangeles; newyork; newyorkcity; nyc; rockefellercenter; tonightshow
Guess they came through after including it in the budget last year. Funny how the AP calls something that makes so much sense “unconventional”, isn’t it?
1 posted on 02/22/2014 12:04:53 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

All kinds of good things happen when you cut taxes. Increase taxes and everything turns to crap. Do you hear that Barry?


2 posted on 02/22/2014 12:07:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

~~~Tax break helps NYC lure ‘The Tonight Show’ home~~~

Good. Let this liberal mouthpiece show die in New York where Fallon will achieve new lows in ratings.

Just watch. Err, rather, don’t watch the show.

In no more than a year, it will be some of the lowest-rated Tonight Show numbers in all of history.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 12:13:29 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Yup; he’ll own that one.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 12:15:53 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Living only a few hours from NYC I've always been tempted to try to get tickets for Letterman.I used to be a fan of his but he's turned into a bitter old man in recent years but I'd still go just to watch the technical side of things.Now that Tonight is there too I'm also tempted to see it.
5 posted on 02/22/2014 12:15:53 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

As of the new Falloon era it’s a liberal show going to a liberal city.

Libs are welcome and anything conservative is NOT!

Am I surprised?

Again NOT!


6 posted on 02/22/2014 12:16:17 PM PST by Johnny_cash (10 out of 10 idiots voted for 0Bama!)
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To: Olog-hai

I miss Johnny Carson.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 12:25:10 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve been seeing those ads promising no taxes for 10 years if you open a “new” businesses in NY . Makes me wonder, if I owned a donut shop in Utica, and somebody opens a new shop next door, get to skip taxes that I have to pay? How can I compete with that? And if I go out of business, how is anybody helped other that the new business owner?

Tax cuts should be across the board, not special breaks for the favored few.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 12:37:57 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Hugin

Made the same argument about NY tax breaks just yesterday. But you have to wonder. Are there really no taxes? Or are they just deferred?


9 posted on 02/22/2014 12:42:49 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: OrioleFan

Hell, I miss Jay. At least Jay had a few good one liners in each monologue. I watched Fallon’s monologue for the first time since he took over last night, I didn’t hear anything funny at all. As for Fallon’s ass kissing of Obama...


10 posted on 02/22/2014 12:43:31 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Gay State Conservative; OrioleFan
Years ago, a girlfriend and I played hooky from work to go see the taping of Carson in Burbank - this was always done in the early afternoon.

We were highly disappointed to find, once inside, that Johnny took the day off and stuck us with Danny Thomas....nothing wrong with Danny Thomas, other than the fact that he was a crashing bore.

11 posted on 02/22/2014 12:45:10 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Olog-hai

I’d like to see FOX broadcast carry Leno at 11:00 PM from Los Angeles. They would kill the other networks.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 12:47:26 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Olog-hai

Wait.
For the last 10+ years the librats were calling the Bush tax cuts something that we had to pay for.
How are these tax cuts any different? Will New York taxpayers have to pay for them?
Are they now actually saying that tax cuts are a GOOD thing??


13 posted on 02/22/2014 12:47:47 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s called “selective enforcement of the law,” and it’s only a crime when a Republican does it.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 1:29:40 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: OrioleFan
When there were giants:


15 posted on 02/22/2014 2:25:52 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Tax cuts for the Rich ping, thanks Olog-hai.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 2:32:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

and here i thought they were just trying to get back some talent....oh wait...


17 posted on 02/22/2014 2:35:01 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: OrioleFan

“I miss Johnny Carson.”

Me too. I haven’t really watched it since then.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 2:50:28 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: OrioleFan

Me too!


19 posted on 02/22/2014 2:51:51 PM PST by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: Olog-hai

There must have been an executive order and a stimulus package for this sycophant to be brought within helicopter range.


20 posted on 02/22/2014 4:09:33 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: OrioleFan
I miss Johnny Carson.

Hell, I miss Steve Allen. He was the best Tonight anchor ever.

21 posted on 02/22/2014 4:10:58 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Hugin

Fallon not funny.
aaaand whasaaap with all the horny teenager screaming after each sentence??? Annnnnoing! Bye!


22 posted on 02/22/2014 4:11:04 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: Olog-hai

How long before Leno can start working on a competing station?


23 posted on 02/22/2014 4:18:41 PM PST by rawhide
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