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Registered on:8/22/2006
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re: Mary Landrieu takes job at Washington lobbying firm - doubleb
[quote]More and more ex-pols with the ability to do so will leave this state in the future. You cant blame someone for wanting to cash in.[/quote] FIFY...
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re: Mary Landrieu takes job at Washington lobbying firm - doubleb
No surprise here; she can join Richard Baker, Billy Tauzin, John Breaux, and all of other other "retired Congressmen up and DC and live the beltway lifestyle they have grown accustomed to and rack in the big bucks. ...
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re: Fox News Viewers less informed than people who watch no news at all - doubleb
We should all stick with ABC and Steffie, or maybe tune into MANBC and learn the real story from Chris or Ed. What a crock....
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re: Was Edwin Edwards a good Governor? - doubleb
[quote]Who else was gonna beat Duke? [/quote] duke could never have won. Roemer would have beat him as would have any other half azz white politician or a good black politician. Decent folk didn't vote duke....
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re: Was Edwin Edwards a good Governor? - doubleb
Edwards was probably the most politically skilled governor of my lifetime. He knew how to work the system and get things done. He was a smooth, effective campaigner and as good as anyone on the stump. He presided over two extremely important events. The fist one was the constitutional convent...
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re: Why is "taking less profit" never on the table? - doubleb
Didn't somewhere along the way there was a parable about teaching a man to fish rather than just giving him fish. Also I heard something about the employer who hired workers and agreed to pay them a certain amount for the day even though some workers worked all day and others much less. The n...
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
Obviously you are well read on the subject, and I appreciate the information. I'm just of the opinion that while we want the Saints and support them, we should be assured we aren't paying more than the going rate. Even you seemed surprised when I pointed out a line item in the state audit showin...
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
Every city has a hotel/motel tax and I'd bet money that NO had one before the Saints existed. And if you read the article I linked about the hotel/motel taxes other major cities collect you'd see that other cities don't just ploy the money into a pro franchise. Don't get me wrong, I am for kee...
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
I don't pretend to be an account. They termed the expenses to the Saints as Lease inducement payments. That's all I know. I think it's a complicated issue, and it really needs to be studied so people can understand exactly what the deal is with Benson. The guy has the Saints, the Pelicans, ...
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
[quote]You said it yourself that there is not direct check anymore.[/quote] The legislative auditor states there is a payment to the Saints for lease inducements. Follow the link I provided. At least there was a payment made in FYE 2014. The state gets very little of the hotel motel tax: ...
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
Legislative Audit report on the Louisiana Stadium Exposition District (LSED) which is the govt. body running the Dome shows that they paid the Saints over 14.4 million dollars for "lease inducement payments" in FYE 2014. It's right there on page 22 (Acrobat page 29) in the state audit. https:...
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
Oh OK, Let me look, I thought the legislature had to support them each year. I stand corrected if they did not. NO HOTEL MOTEL TAXES GO TO DOME and ARENA (34 million in 2013) http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/the-new-orleans-hotelmotel-tax/Content?oid=2102931 2009 BOND DEAL HAS TO BE REWRI...
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6851410/336m-post-katrina-superdome-upgrades-completed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Superdome http://theadvocate.com/news/562391-63/superdome-renovations-for-saints-fans.html...
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re: Buffett weighs in on min wage: MW=suck, EITC=awesome - doubleb
A gain in income brings in a smaller check, but overall income increases. Does anyone have the numbers? It would be interesting to see if the guy who gets a 10% raise, just how much less his "check" is. But even Buffet knows that the 15 dollar minimum wage will indeed cost jobs in a major w...
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
The 85 million dollar project was recent immediately before that they spent hundreds of millions to get the Saints back home. The Superdome generates taxes, it provides a home for the Saints, but it has to be subsidized, renovated, etc. It couldn't stand on its own....
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
[quote]Read my earlier link.[/quote] Read it really fast, but it is eye opening if correct. Super Bowl week added approx. 480 mill in indirect and direct spending. A comparable week in another year where there were just conventions and 100,000 visitors only netted 23 million in direct and i...
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
I found an article stating the board realized 10 million more in sales taxes the Super Bowl year, but they didn't know how much was attributed to the Super Bowl. Common sense would tell you they got a bump, and I was interested in how big of a bump. It's a timely comment sense the state just v...
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
[quote]Gonna have to agree on this one.[/quote] The State also did 85 million dollars in Dome renovations as part of the larger deal. Poor Tom. LOL But I agree, the citizens of the state would lynch any governor who lost the Saints....
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
[quote]the following school year Orleans Parish Schools received nearly an additional $1,000 per pupil in funding due "one-time infusion of revenues from the 2013 Super Bowl"[/quote] I'd like to see a link to that story. I'm sure the Orleans Parish sales tax portion increased from the Super Bo...
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re: Taxpayers spend $65 million subsidizing the operation of the Super Dome and SKC - doubleb
[quote]1. It allowed the state to consolidate its offices in NOLA. 2. It ended the almost $20million dollar a year payment to Benson to keep the Saints. 3. It might be costing the state an extra $4 million/yr for office space but it allows us to have a NFL team and an NBA team. That keeps NOLA as a...
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