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12-07-2012, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ThePhoenixx View Post
Well, I guess you better start reading again.

Michigan Senate OKs bill allowing use of tax money to help finance new arena for Red Wings

http://www.faceoff.com/sports/hockey...461/story.html

"The Michigan Senate approved legislation Wednesday to help finance a downtown Detroit project that would include a new home for the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. The bill approved by the Senate would allow use of tax dollars collected by the city's Downtown Development Authority for the project.

"This is a direct subsidy by school kids to allow a billionaire to build a hockey arena," Whitmer said. "That's the Republican agenda we all know and love. ... It makes me sick. I hear my colleagues say, 'Oh, this is for Detroit and we're all in favour of Detroit now,' because one billionaire called you
.'"
The city of Detroit is bankrupt and facing being taken over by the state in one of the hardest hit state economies in the US, and they are handing out tax dollars to build arenas.

Regardless of Edmonton's own predicament, that is hilarious.

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