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06-05-2013, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
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.

Your theories are great - and most know them by the way, but I live in the real world where what is being done for me and other tax payers could be labeled as not much (at best)

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