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.
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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?
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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.
Democrats would burn the cities if Cargill or 3M made similar demands under threat of moving out of state.
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Conservatives will sell you out, too. Their selling price is just higher.
Actually you’d be surprised how regularly lower profile business successful make similar demands. If more than 1 building gets torn down to put in a new single business building eminent domain was almost certainly involved, the city usually bought it cheap, tore everything down on their own dime, and sold it to the business for less than they bought it and maybe even offered tax breaks. The difference is when cities do it for Walgreens nobody pays attention, it all just happens nice and quiet.
I think that not having a team in LA is far more valuable to the NFL than having a team there. Once a team moved there it would be much more difficult for another owner to threaten to move the team to Portland, Oregon in order to get a shiny new taxpayer paid stadium.
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Taxpayers should not be expected to pay for any NFL stadium.
Then the taxpayers and the city/county/state shouldn’t benefit from it with increased property, sales, gas, and income tax revenue. The metrodome is used for more than just football and the city/county/state should ask if the stadium has increased tourism and paid for itself since it was open? I’ve been there 3 times and each time we spent money on gas and food outside the stadium that we wouldn’t have if we weren’t going to a game.
“We have far too many people in our state Legislature...”
I agree with your complete statement, but you could have stopped there.
Okay, that made me laugh. Well played.
“One Democrat said he was voting in favor of the proposal because it would help women and ‘people of color.’”
Like whom, Adrian Peterson? He’d be better off if the team moved to LA. Or, according to what the MSM covers, being traded to the Patriots or Jets/Giants.
“I wonder if they have decided where in the stadium they will put their Super Bowl Trophy Case?”
When considering the Vikings’ many Superbowl and conference championship game tragedies I am reminded of a quote from Uncle Buck (1989):
“If the object of the game were to get the ball as close to the pins without knocking any ofthem over you would be champion of the world.”
Now I could vote for that!!!