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Electronic pulltabs for new Vikings stadium still are not taking off
Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | January 16, 2013 | Jean Hopfensberger

Posted on 01/17/2013 8:59:00 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg

The electronic pulltab sales slated to help fund the Vikings stadium are nowhere near their projected target, even after the state lowered that target last month, a House committee learned Wednesday.

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The sale of electronic pulltabs, run by Minnesota charities, was supposed to generate $348 million in taxes to underwrite the state's share of the cost of a new Vikings stadium.

But the electronic pulltab games, introduced in September, have pulled in just $4.2 million in gross receipts -- and $635,000 in net receipts after prizes were paid.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: financing; lies; stadium; tax; taxes; taxpayers; vikings
As Gomer Pyle might have said, soooprise, soooprise, soooooooprise.

Naturally, the solution from our DFL overlords? More legislation.

1 posted on 01/17/2013 8:59:10 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Proposed state legislation: All citizens in the state must purchase $50.00 in pull-tabs and submit proof along with their state tax forms or face a penalty. Remember: it’s not a criminal act, it’s just a tax - and for your own good!


2 posted on 01/17/2013 9:03:21 AM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: RobertClark

We just call it “Wilfare”.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 9:05:22 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Only the MN DFL could possibly have dreamed of building a stadium with pulltabs. Lead by Gov Googly Eyes.


4 posted on 01/17/2013 9:11:51 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Now Gov Googly Eyes had to add a pain pill for his bad back on top of the handfull of pills he takes already.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 9:18:35 AM PST by DManA
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I guess the NFL Welfare program is not working.

Make the Vikes pay for their own stadium. Let them leave if they don’t want to stay.

Just wonder how much in tax dollars did the U of Minnesota use to build their new stadium


6 posted on 01/17/2013 9:19:12 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Always found it funny that States hate gambling unless they are running it.

Here in the People’s Republic of Maryland, you cannot buy a beer unless you are 21, but you can buy a lotto ticket at 18.


7 posted on 01/17/2013 9:19:43 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Colonel_Flagg
It only passed because of our collaborationist GOP.
8 posted on 01/17/2013 9:19:59 AM PST by DManA
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Next chapter...Los Angeles Vikings?


9 posted on 01/17/2013 9:21:57 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Venturer

The DFL in MN made sure that only native americans could run a casino. For FREAKIN’ EVER.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 9:23:25 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: DManA

Yeah. He has always been a pain in the butt.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 9:25:05 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

shocking and surprising (not)

and ridership ‘projections’ were far overly optimistic for Northstar rail so each ride needs a $20 subsidy.

“unexpected”.


12 posted on 01/17/2013 9:26:06 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: DManA
It only passed because of our collaborationist GOP.

True to a point.

The final bills passed in both the House and Senate with more Democrat votes than Republican despite Republicans controlling both chambers. This was an equal opportunity failure.

13 posted on 01/17/2013 9:28:04 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Next chapter...Los Angeles Vikings?

Yeah ... the Cincinnati Bengals ownership (Mike Brown) pulled this same BS back in the 1990's. Build us a stadium or we're out of here ... the city fathers dutifully reached over and grabbed their ankles. Cost over run, over cost over run ensued. Brown got his stadium and the citizenry of Hamilton County (Cincinnati) got screwed ... bigtime.

14 posted on 01/17/2013 9:31:10 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Colonel_Flagg

electronic pulltabs..? huh.

how the heck ya gonna pick your teeth and insulate the attic with them things?

I know , raise taxes to pay for it.. heck the Gub’s family could afford it out of their won pockets.


15 posted on 01/17/2013 9:31:21 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

That is why I have never bought a lottery ticket and why the only reason I go into a casino is to use the bathroom.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 9:35:00 AM PST by DManA
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To: All

pulltabs?


17 posted on 01/17/2013 9:44:23 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
NFL Championships Earned

Metropolitan Stadium - 1

Hubert Humprhy Dome - 0

NFC Championships Earned

Metropolitan Stadium - 3

Hubert Humphry Dome - 0

Lesson: Quit putting roofs on your stadiums and naming them after losers.

18 posted on 01/17/2013 9:56:55 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

HAHA, and I wonder what the win percentage is set to, to actually win any money from this fiasco—1$ for every 500 bowls?


19 posted on 01/17/2013 10:05:14 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: longtermmemmory

“pulltabs?” = Video Lottery game used to separate suckers from their money.


20 posted on 01/17/2013 10:06:07 AM PST by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

What in the devil are ‘pulltabs’?..........................


21 posted on 01/17/2013 10:06:10 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Lottery games, where the tabs are, in essence, the ‘slot machine arms’.


22 posted on 01/17/2013 10:11:48 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Like a ‘scratch-off’ ticket?........................


23 posted on 01/17/2013 10:20:05 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Not really. Most pull tabs that I’ve ever seen have three or more “windows”, each with a tab. You pull them all and see if you win anything.

Each set of tabs contains a percentage payout, so someone’s going to win something., But it’s possible to waste a lot of money on them.

A scratch-off game, on the other hand, usually involves choices the player makes as to which rows to activate.


24 posted on 01/17/2013 10:22:47 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Badger
Pulltabs:


25 posted on 01/17/2013 10:35:08 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Now I know I am old. I associated pull tabs with the tabs that first appeared on beer and soft drink cans after the demise of the can opener, AKA church key. They were the ones that came off the can rather than end up tucked under the can tops - the ones that used to cut your feet when folks threw them away in the beach sand.


26 posted on 01/17/2013 10:51:15 AM PST by CdMGuy
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To: Dixie Yooper

“In Grant we trust”

I hear that Kansas City might be persuaded to give up Romeo Crennel.


27 posted on 01/17/2013 10:54:41 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: CdMGuy

An interesting experiment would be to give my boys a can and a can opener and ask them to get the contents of the can out. I’m pretty sure they’ve never done it in their lives (18 and 20).

I think there is a 99.5% chance that it would not occur to them to poke holes 180 degrees apart.


28 posted on 01/17/2013 11:05:08 AM PST by DManA
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I hear that Kansas City might be persuaded to give up Romeo Crennel.

Get Joe Kapp! I think he owns a restaurant out in CA. With all the new regs and taxes there, he should be ready for a move.

29 posted on 01/17/2013 11:27:09 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: CdMGuy

That is what I thought when I heard pull tabs as well. I was trying to make sense of it.


30 posted on 01/17/2013 11:34:23 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: CdMGuy
the ones that used to cut your feet when folks threw them away in the beach sand.

Boy you can say that again! I hated those damn things. That and still lit cigarette butts. OUCH!

31 posted on 01/17/2013 11:57:58 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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