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But whose economy? No matter how you look at it, these are strictly non-productive enterprises that seek what little money hard working people have left and giving nothing in return.

Quite an issue about the Milwaukee Bucks stadium demanding tax payers money for these ventures, saying its good for the economy. Certainly for the players and the owners and maybe a handful of people getting minimum wage to clean toilets. Perhaps some can make a couple of extra bucks selling tickets on the street if by some weird chance the Bucks become a winning team. Or maybe even if they can get a permit to open a hot dog stand.

Milwaukee use to be the machine capital of the world, today a good share of the population is on welfare. If they want to do something good for the economy, bring those jobs back, so the people can do something worthwhile and earn a good living. Not sit and watch five guys run back and forth on a way overpriced basketball court. Plus pay a small fortune to watch this.
 

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As bad as professional sports stadiums are, they at least get used and local businesses do get some benefit. Do these things really pay back the taxpayer? I doubt it. However, the Olympics are even worse. I live in the only city that had the guts to see the real economics of hosting the Olympic and tell the IOC to take a hike. The Colorado legislature asked the voters to approve spending to build a winter Olympics venue from Denver to Vail and the voters figured out it was a non-starter for economic growth.

Salt Lake City was the last venue to break even on the Olympics, and just barely. No one else has even come close.
 

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I do know that here in Ohio the Casinos have to give a certain portion of their profits back to the state for education. Now I dont know what that portion is but I do know that they have to do that. Also, if an arena is constantly getting used then there is an impact on the economy. The Q Arena in Cleveland is always hosting things. From Monster Jam to concerts, basketball and hockey. There is always something going on there.
 

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Cities like Orlando or Las Vegas attract people from all over the world, but who is going to Milwaukee to watch the Bucks play? If the casinos in Las Vegas and the amusement parks in Orlando had to depend on the locals to support them, would fold up in a hurry.

Milwaukee also likes to keep quiet they have the highest murder and crime rates in the country, certainly not an attraction. Also use to be one of the cleanest cities in the country, add this to the history books.
 

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It's all about what's best for the government at the expense of the peasants.
I always get a kick out of the advertising for gambling. They practically beg the people to come out to WIN! Then have the clip about if you have a gambling problem to call 1-800-gambler lol
 

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Tax payer money shouldn't be used a venture capital. These stadiums and the complete and utter bullsh*t that tax payers should support building them is getting old.
 
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