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I wonder if Braman would put some money towards the vote no...
He got that useless mayor and commissioner voted out after that Marlins fiasco...Spent a few million of his own dollars on that endeavor...
BTW, I notice I was kicked out of VIP tonight. LOL. Quite a coincidence, I'm sure. A minor spat with Nublar and suddenly I'm booted. No big deal, since I never post in there anyway. I appreciate being voted in, many years ago.
It's actually very similar to the way the Dolphins now operate, in contrast to the franchise I grew up to love. Cross us, or make us believe you crossed us, and we'll take any petty retaliatory step we can think of, including a threat to pack our bags and run away.
Thanks to brother Like2God for the great sig!
For those that won't read it most of the taxes are appropriated to help and maintain tourism in the State of Florida. Along with the upkeep of Zoos, convention centers and stadiums for spring training. And the food and beverage taxes help to feed and shelter the homeless.
I understand that some people in Florida travel in Florida, but when you do this you become a tourist and pay all of the taxes that a tourist should. If you travel to New York would you not expect to pay taxes.
I don't fully understand the issues but if what i understand to be true is true (that the stadium upgrades will go to a public vote), the stadium renovations have zero chance of passing. Extremely sad. Not sure why Ross would endorse letting the public vote on this issue...
On a relevant note, my wife is undegoing care at Plantation General Hospital. It's a safety net hospital that was sold to a private for-profit corporation (HCA). The staff has been amazing and the services are top notch. Privatization does wonders...and saves money. Jackson could've undergone the same privatization, but moronic politicians and unions and commissioners and board members opted to stay public and bleed Miami-Dade county about 300 million dollars per year.
I say this bc local politicians and commissioners get in the way of what's best for South Florida all too often. Ross approached the renovations in the best possible manner, and it's likely that Braman and other interests will incite the people of South Florida to handily vote down the stadium renovations too. Along with Casinos, this looks to be another huge boon for South Florida business voted down by people who are wholly incompetent and/or a public that is uninformed or swayed by the likes of Braman, Corben, etc.
This is very sad if true.