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Public money should be used for things which benefit society in general. Its most debatable if professional sports stadiums really benefit anyone other than the businessmen and their followers....however, if a good profit can be made...why not...but the profits(say 50%) should be returned to the public...I think its a good concept that athletics carry the academics(the way many colleges operate...)
Professional sports are a training course in irrational jingoism. Waste of time, money, and energy.
Economic Left/Right: -7.25, Authoritarian/Libertarian:-7.13
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. -Noam Chomsky
I donít know, but I hope it will grow into a bigger movement.
'The whole universe is going to die!'
The Chicago Cubs are trying to get $400 million to rennovate a stadium that hasn't had baseball played in for over 100 years now.
"It is a sad day in society when people adjust the facts to fit their beliefs, rather than adjust their beliefs to fit the facts."
At least the tax comes on those who want it.
For those of you who support tax payer funded sports facilities. Would you support tax funds going to NASCAR, proffessional golf, horse racing? NASCAR brings in more money to Arizona than the NFL does. Yet the track was made from private dollars.
"I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"
Wait for the next track. As it stands here, the state props up the horse races anyway. When the state government shut down, there were no races.For those of you who support tax payer funded sports facilities. Would you support tax funds going to NASCAR, proffessional golf, horse racing? NASCAR brings in more money to Arizona than the NFL does. Yet the track was made from private dollars.
Sports Stadiums need to be privately sourced every time.
The public shouldn't fund sports stadiums. Instead of spending hundreds of millions into projects that will either rot away, or will concentrate on a few people playing games, that kind of money should be spent on feeding people, helping people find jobs, or something other worthwhile.
The private industry can plenty fund its own sport stadiums, and if given the grants, will do so. Face it. They make the profits, they take care of everything. The government doesn't have a hand in it. Just see if the stadiums are properly built to safety standards, give the grants, and take the hands off
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