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zzzskizzzI don't give a shit about sports they have 1,000,000's of dollars they can pay for it, they just don't want to.
Rumi.that's actually a good point. It should just go to some other public thing that benefits more people.
cornholiothis is what i was going to say. let the teams pay to support themselves, or find a new city. keep the tax and put it to something else thats worthwhile
.MintBerryCrunchThe tax passed, but this is one of the things people who voted no didn't understand. The teams bring so much business to the city that it would be terrible for the economy if they left. So, the city will have to continue maintaining the stadiums either way. Voting no on the tax wouldn't magically force the teams to pay for themselves, the public will still have to pay. If they spent sin tax money on something else that's "worthwhile", they would still need to pay, so the money would come out of other funds anyways.
The money's getting spent either way, the sin tax just gets the city more so they can use other tax money to support other programs.
Some people are seriously freaking out. It's pennies, just pay the damn tax.