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06-05-2013, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
well, since they're the ones who'll get all the money from this, let them get extra taxed to fund their arena

personally, I'm paying enough taxes as it is.
That's often how it's funded with an "entertainment tax" on different activities like concerts, sporting events etc.

Also, part of your taxes goes to the government trying to stimulate economic activity with grants, interest free looans and loan guarantees on a regular basis, the fact that it's a sporting venue or sports team is no different than building a warehouse, factory or tourist attctaction, it generates salaries, taxes and economic activity. I doubt the City of Pittsburgh and the county regrets investing in their new areana.

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