How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers

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  1. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel Modified Simian

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    I enjoy the NFL, but being fan does not blind me to the simple fact that they having been taking advantage of taxpayers for decades.

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  2. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    It's all fked up, but:

    is REALLY fked up.
     
  3. ObsiWan

    ObsiWan Site Contributor

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    Damn...
    just... Damn.
    As with most addictions, the guys controlling the drugs make all the money and have the politicians in their back pockets.
    :toropalm:
     
  4. BullBlitz

    BullBlitz Section 331

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    No one is forcing NFL teams into these cities. The cities are just negotiating with attractive terms to keep these teams in pace.

    The cities get plenty of economic benefit back from the games, merchandise sales taxes and other items.
     
  5. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    meh.....I voted against stadium bonds and still got the Texans to cheer for. My conscious is clear. LOL
     
  6. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    Pretty sure the vocal point of this is that the tax payers are paying for it ALL pretty much
     
  7. BullBlitz

    BullBlitz Section 331

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    Who else is there to pay for it except the taxpayers though? The people who watch the NFL, buy the merchandise and the tickets are all consumers and taxpayers.
     
  8. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    It's a far different dynamic to pay for something by consuming it than having the government take your money and give it to billionaires.
     


  9. steelbtexan

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

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    It sure is.

    BoB?
     
  10. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    There always the people who own the business/team. Lots of people could figure out how to be successful if they could get somebody else to build its major facility and then pay for many if not most of its day in and day out operating costs.

    BTW, The percentage of taxpayers who even semi-regularly attend sporting events is relatively small. and those "jobs" that are created for the locals are mostly temporary (during the construction) and/or seasonal part-time.

    The direct tangibles of having a sports team in a community are not that great. The civic pride, sense of community, etc are much stronger reason vote for stadium construction and the cost of maintaining the stadium. Not enough for me (bleep you jerry jones), but that is the why anyone should vote for a stadium. the local economics are generally bad.
     
  11. Blake

    Blake MMQB

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    While I do agree that NFL owners take advantage of alot of situations, having an NFL team in Houston brings alot to the city as well. So in the end it all evens out.
     
  12. jtexas

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    Without turning this into a political debate, it comes down to whether you think corporate taxation is appropriate or whether it should pass through to the individual. Anyone receiving a salary is paying tax and is not exempt.
     
  13. 2012Champs

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    Bringing business to town often cost money its just a matter of how much. Dont get mad at the NFL but rather those who approve such deals
     

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