Very great editorial today in La Presse
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09-11-2004, 06:49 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2002
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Sounds like a really, really weak luxery tax.
You think so? Add the numbers. Half the teams, 15 of them had payrolls over 40 million last year. Total over that 40 million was roughly 240 million dollars. If you get a dollar to dollar match over the luxury tax thats 240 million dollars generated. And if you only give tax revenue to teams under the luxury tax each of the 15 teams under 40 million would get roughly 16 million dollars.
Now my point is owners are not gonna want to pay a huge tax penalty. These owners are gonna instruct their GM's to keep their payrolls down near that number. There's a reason why some MLB teams flirt with that salary tax numbers and only two go over it. Because owners do not want to pay a penalty at the end of the year. And thats with a weak tax system MLB uses.
ps, here's the site i got the salaries from.
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