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Squidboy August 19th, 2015 7:16pm

Would you support a Federal law that would prevent any public financing for sports stadiums?

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tidford My little piece of heaven
08/20/15 7:09 am

Something I have noticed while reading these polls:

Democrats consistently are much more likely to:
1 - Favor more rules & regulations, and,
2 - Be much more willing to break existing rules & regulations.

Theories as to why please?

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
08/20/15 6:03 am

I'm all for states right and ability to choose, but this one I would support. I am highly against funding these when the owners and leagues have more than enough to pay themselves. They hold states hostage and make them fight against each other. Its

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
08/20/15 6:05 am

A losing situation for the state. If you leave it up to states they can't outlaw it themselves if they want to keep teams because other states won't and teams will move. If the states pay for part of it, they should get part ownership like the green

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
08/20/15 6:05 am

Bay situation. Yes I'm passionate about this one

MorKurt Oregon
08/20/15 3:04 am

Sport stadiums are a waist of money

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/19/15 10:10 pm

I guess I'd support a federal law prohibiting federal funds being used for sports stadiums. Even though I'm against using public money for them, I don't see why the Feds would want to interfere with a state or city doing so if they want to.

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JLandry NH
08/19/15 9:52 pm

Well, it needs to be more specific. There shouldn't be funding for professional sports stadiums, but stadium for highschools and public universities needs to come from taxpayers

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stifler florida
08/19/15 9:51 pm

Watch last week tonight about sport stadiums

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kris55 Alabama
08/19/15 8:52 pm

Sports stadiums positively impact the cities and states they serve. They bring in hundreds of jobs directly and thousands when you consider hotel and restaurant workers needed bc of it. The benefits outweigh the cost

truspec Texas
08/19/15 8:49 pm

No. That's federal overreach. I don't believe any city/state should pay but it shouldn't be outlawed

truspec Texas
08/19/15 8:49 pm

No. That's federal overreach. I don't believe any city/state should pay but it shouldn't be outlawed

jmw7477 Indiana
08/19/15 6:56 pm

Absolutely. I get tired of paying higher taxes and higher ticket/admission prices to pay for a sports stadium just because some spoiled athletes are throwing a fit.

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yepnope Maryland
08/20/15 5:35 am

...solid understanding you have there.

jmw7477 Indiana
08/20/15 5:38 am

That's what happened here. The old stadium was just fine, but our football team threatened to leave if a new one wasn't built. The new one has more issues than the old one. Certain taxes went up in that county. The ticket prices for concerts and

jmw7477 Indiana
08/20/15 5:40 am

other events went up drastically. Attendance went down because people couldn't afford to go. The football team was the only ones throwing a fit.

dlaw4570
08/19/15 6:49 pm

Keep the Feds out of state issues...

eunit994 203
08/19/15 5:17 pm

Are we talking strictly professional sports teams?

Either way, no I don't support it. If States and municipalities are spending money in a legal way, why should the federal government tell them what they can't allocate resources for?

dale41 Lets play two
08/19/15 4:06 pm

I hate saying this, but using tax money for sports is a good thing. It is better than losing the team from the city and all of the revenue a team brings in.

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F1Dan Parked in your spot
08/19/15 3:12 pm

If the people living there want to use taxes for funding a stadium, nobody should tell them whether or not they can. That's why we vote on these things.

bethanyq Ess Eff
08/19/15 3:02 pm

Ugggghhh. Why are you making me choose between my visceral loathing of sports and my intellectual consistency?

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DuckAndCower
08/19/15 5:23 pm

I know, it was painful, but I had to go with "no." But I really wish cities and states would just stop on their own.

bethanyq Ess Eff
08/19/15 5:33 pm

Yup, same here. I had to go with "no," but I have zero respect for any voter who actually votes to pay for shit like this with tax dollars (only to sell it at a discount to some big-name company).

Nik
08/19/15 2:57 pm

But, but, but... Scott Walker is spending $400,000,000.00 in tax dollars for a new stadium.

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ezh2o Texas Hill Country
08/19/15 2:49 pm

Fans are paying enough in outrageous tickets without their taxes going to build a super dome too. Let the rich fans and investors pony up and take the risk.

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JohnnyHelvetica
08/19/15 2:43 pm

I never understood this concept. The taxpayers give the team money for a stadium and what do they get in return? The opportunity to give them more money for a sport many people don't care about.

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Penn555 Maine
08/19/15 2:34 pm

Yes, so long as donations are still allowed, for those who'd like to spend their money on them.

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genuflect University of Minnesota
08/19/15 1:32 pm

Doesn't seem like a proper role for the federal government.

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
08/19/15 12:42 pm

I think so. Also, a news story on NPR recently about a study that showed that the supposed economic payback to cities for such stadiums in mostly myth. Most of the stadiums never "pay for themselves" as goes the sales pitch that city officials fall 4

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
08/19/15 12:43 pm

My second sentence wasn't even complete. Sorry. 😩

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
08/19/15 12:44 pm

State law only though. The feds can suck it.

Nik
08/19/15 12:20 pm

Let the billionaire team owners pay for it themselves.

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susanr Colorado
08/19/15 12:19 pm

No. As much as I think it's generally a bad idea (looking at my experience with Cincinnati, & related current experience with an academic stadium that will affect the city of Fort Collins), a law against every having public support for a stadium

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susanr Colorado
08/19/15 12:20 pm

doesn't seem wise. Certainly not a federal law.

ezh2o Texas Hill Country
08/19/15 2:52 pm

Let the local government put it to a vote to the citizen's who's taxes will be used to pay for it.

polster2 US
08/19/15 12:18 pm

Let the states decide.

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