Skip to comments.Vikings stadium plan gets Minnesota House approval
Posted on 05/08/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Minneapolis, MN The new stadium plan for the Minnesota Vikings has received approval from the state's House of Representatives.
After passing by a margin of 73-58, the proposal will next move to the state Senate.
"It's the first hurdle, a couple more to go, but we're really excited," said Vikings vice president Lester Bagley.
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So the stadium bill is ready to pass, but the Vikings ownership and NFL think its outrageous they should have to pay at least half.
The same people who whine about evil rich and corporations not paying their fair share are all for the taxpayer paying most of it.
Another example that people can rationalize anything if its something they like.
Taxpayers should not be expected to pay for any NFL stadium. Instead, reduce the pay of the obscenely over-paid football players, many of them felons, and put it into a fund for a stadium.
Phyllis Kahn. I am unfamiliar with her but she would get a flunking grade based on her debate habits. Bad speaker. Obama without a teleprompter.
Education: B.A., physics, Cornell University; Ph.D., biophysics, Yale University; M.P.A., Harvard University
must be Phyllis. Norm is not a “she” ,but he is a RINO.
People spoke loud, long and strongly about their desire to have no taxpayer money funding a Vikings playground.
We have far too many people in our state Legislature, including in the Republican majority, who are not fit to hold their offices.
Cincinnati/Hamilton County residents were screwed bigtime over their stadium deal. The County Commissioner who brokered the deal went on to work for the Bengals. What’s that tell ya?
A Stadium’s Costly Legacy Throws Taxpayers for a Loss
She’s a leftist moonbat.IIRC, also tried passing legislation to let 16 years olds vote.
Lived in the Cincinnati area when Mike Brown, owner of the Bengals, was campaigning for a new stadium. Same BS ... implying that he might move the team to LA. The city fathers of course capitulated and Paul Brown stadium was built ... going over budget by hundreds of thousands of dollars. The tax payers of Hamilton County, many who cant afford a ticket to a Bengals game, are taking it in the shorts big time. Projected tax revenues that were supposed to increase, in large measure because of the new stadium, never materialized. The half cent increase in the Hamilton County sales tax that was passed by voters at the time of the heist to help fund the stadium (15 years ago) is still in place. Whats even more telling, the Cincinnati Enquirer that heartily endorsed the building of Paul Brown Stadium, within a year were regretting the endorsement ... as reality set in and the inevitable cost over runs began to become apparent.
As an outsider, I don’t know the players in the House. Are you familiar with Tony Cornish? He supported the bill. He was one Rep I mentioned earlier.
He’s an out-state LEO chief . Pro- 2nd Amendment guy.
Authored the failed ‘stand your ground’ and ‘castle doctrine’...
"While school districts in the metro area splurge on things like artificial turf for their football fields, we lack even the basic funds to pay for teachers or textbooks. We can't keep going on like this."
But yes, Tony Cornish is a huge 2A guy. Rock solid there.
not banned. just diluted to the point of being like watching soccer.
They don’t think it’s outrageous they should have to pay half, they just know that somewhere out there is someplace that would pay more than half. It’s just good business, don’t pay for anything you can get for free. I’m against these stadium deals, but I don’t blame the businesses for elected officials pimping their taxpayers out.