BTW Roads and highways are funded by the FloridaDOT and the Federal Government through fuel taxes.
[QUOTE=ohall;1064579425]If you have one of those jobs, I doubt you would hold this kind of irrational, and wonderland type of thinking. Simply amazing, lol![/QUOTE
whats amazing is how some people think that the dolphins have so much impact on the economy that we should give out welfare to fix Ross's stadium. The NFL and Ross are quite able to fund their own endeavers. They are just beyond greedy and try to use the taxpayers to enhance millionaires pockets. We could create more jobs than the dolphins do with 200 million dollars. Plenty of economists would argue that the overall financial impact for a ciity having an nfl team are quite minimal. If the dolphins want to share some of their profits with the taxpayers and payback the loan Im all for it. I dont think anybody that is visiting Miami should pay one more cent extra just so Ross can get more for his team when he sells it. Why does Ross deserve welfare while other companies who have less of a profit margin have to actually pay for their buildings all on their own. It is not the community's job to make sure that Ross's stadium is up to par, thats Ross's job.
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And save the minimal economic impact crap for someone that believes building highways is the answer to our countries economic problems...
I wont even get into how absolutely silly it is to be in favor of depriving hundreds(if not thousands) of construction workers jobs because Ross provides his dozens of employees with jobs. Numbers seem to be a complete mystery to you, so im not surprised your totally confused by what tax payer money is used for.
Unfortunately this bill won't drift away. They didn't dare prioritize it, as someone pointed out early in the thread. That would have prompted scathing columns, with comparisons to other topics lower on the ladder. This way they can keep it just outside the feature bills while maintaining every intention to bring it up.
There is still time to contact the senators. I've done so and received one thoughtful long reply, saying I brought up points she had not considered.
I'm in opposition, willing to bide time for a new stadium. The idea that the Dolphins will otherwise move is laughable. That's another standby of that mindset...pure irrational fear. For anyone who dreads the franchise will move, I'd like them to set the odds on everything. Yes, everything. Not for betting purposes, necessarily. But comedy value. It would be a daily riot.
Roads should be patched...not stadiums.
Any money collected on this bill is collected solely for the purpose of the stadium upgrades. No Bill, no money, no upgrades.
On a side note, highway programs is not the backbone of any cities economy, or countries economy. Some of you have been told a HUGE lie by a certain so called leader of this country.
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New York City bid hard for the new stadium that hosts the Jets and Giants, but it was built in New Jersey instead of Manhattan. Go look up the story about how Foxborough beat out Boston for the right to build Gillette Stadium. Ross will go wherever he gets the best deal, and some county/city will give him that deal at some point.
Chris Christie has also been VERY proactive in building up New Jersey, as have many of the politicians who were in control once this building broke ground. They already had the land, as they were putting the new building right next to the old one. Not to mention, NYC was in no position to fund a stadium right after the Yankees and Mets both opened new stadiums, although I think the Yankees mostly funded privately.