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Offline Cheesey  
#196 Posted : Friday, November 16, 2012 3:49:38 PM(UTC)
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I'm glad the Vikings are staying put.
After all, you KNOW that if they moved, they would instantly win the Super Bowl, which would kill Vikesrule and Formo! And we NEED those guys here!Big Grin
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#197 Posted : Friday, November 16, 2012 6:39:33 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Cheesey Go to Quoted Post
I'm glad the Vikings are staying put.
After all, you KNOW that if they moved, they would instantly win the Super Bowl, which would kill Vikesrule and Formo! And we NEED those guys here!Big Grin


forget em. no mercy for dirt bags.
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#198 Posted : Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:07:16 AM(UTC)
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Ahhh.. so much for not impacting the tax payers directly.. well at least if this continues to hold true.



PFTalk wrote:
The to-be-constructed Vikings stadium is supposed to be funded in part by a specific form of gambling.

And the gamble on the gambling isn’t paying off, so far.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, revenues for electronic pulltabs and bingo are far below the projections. In May 2012, the experts estimated that the games would generated $35 million per year. Gross revenues for the games are at only $7.5 million.

It’s unclear how it will all play out, but it’s not encouraging. And it could mean that changes to the funding mechanism will be necessary in order to pay for the stadium.

Unless they plan to build a stadium without, you know, seats. Or arm rests. Or toilets.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#199 Posted : Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:21:59 AM(UTC)
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Ahhh.. so much for not impacting the tax payers directly.. well at least if this continues to hold true.





it is always amazing how govt can arbitrarily come up with these fantastic numbers and thump on the podium that they are gospel. After hundreds of years of trying and failing almost every single time you would think they would learn.

We have the same issue in IL. They increased the tax on ciggies. It was going to fund some pet project. The revenue is less than a 3rd of what they said it would be. Apparently none of them believed that people would actually get in their car and drive to WI, IN, MO, KY, IA and buy cheaper cigarettes, gas and groceries.

It has been a real kick in the nuts to local retail within 50 miles of any one of these borders. The Dem reply (They control both Houses and Governor's Palace for years.) is that it will adjust to their projects in the long run. Even now they can't admit they screwed up. Sales tax hikes, sin tax increases, high utility rates, horrendous work comp rates are driving business and consumers from the state.

Margarine run anyone? Big Grin

When ever I see politicians mess up like this Weeeee!! I can't help but think of:

"You don't hurt 'em if you don't hit 'em." Chesty Puller



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