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11-14-2012, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by craigcaulks View Post
If the options are

a) taxpayer support which then keeps high paying jobs in the city as well as arena related jobs & the arena itself booked for 41 nights or,

b) lose the team

it's not hard to understand. While you can choose b for many reasons, you do not ned to be a socialist to see the other side.
What high paying jobs? Bartenders and wait staff do allright on game nights but those aren't high paying jobs.

If GE wanted to build a plant in your town, they would reach out to the proper officials to insure that they got a good deal on the land and that it was close to rail lines and expressways. They wouldn't ask the taxpayers to build the plant or keep it up once it was built. I don't see why pro teams think they're any different.

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