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    Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    GOP politicians -- Tax Minnesota Vikings, fans more for stadium - ESPN

    One of the proposals:

    "(Rep. Mike) Benson said he'd propose a 4-percent income tax surcharge on Vikings players and executives who earn more than $200,000 a year; sales tax increases on sports memorabilia, liquor and purchases in the new stadium; and a sales tax on online purchases of NFL merchandise."


    So Florida and Texas attract free agents by, among other things, having no state income tax. The state of Minnesota would tax you more if you're a player for the Vikings. Interesting.



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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    Wow. It's like they are trying to push the team to LA.




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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    Does Minnesota really want to lose the Vikings? The NFL will not give you a second team like the NHL did.



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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Does Minnesota really want to lose the Vikings? The NFL will not give you a second team like the NHL did.
    Depends, Baltimore, Cleveland, St Louis, were all given 2nd chances.



    That said this has got to be one of the stupidest idea's ever to raise tax revenues for a stadium.



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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    Really sad that government B.S. is going to cause the team to leave town.

    Several viable options/sites and they still screw it up.

    I know, I know, Ziggy is plenty rich to just build his own dang stadium but is there not some value to the economy of the city/state to have an NFL franchise?

    Just pathetic.



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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    They should have just used the same football stadium as the Gophers and done it all at the same time. Make it seat 75k and have a retractable roof.

    Add a buck or two for parking, tickets, hotel taxes, car rentals, 1% mall tax, 1% gas.

    That would pay for a ton of it.



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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    [QUOTE=cy1010;2831173]GOP politicians -- Tax Minnesota Vikings, fans more for stadium - ESPN

    One of the proposals: "(Rep. Mike) Benson said he'd propose a 4-percent income tax surcharge on Vikings players and executives who earn more than $200,000 a year; sales tax increases on sports memorabilia, liquor and purchases in the new stadium; and a sales tax on online purchases of NFL merchandise."

    That's a novel way to chase the star free agents to other teams.



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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

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    Quote Originally Posted by cy1010 View Post
    GOP politicians -- Tax Minnesota Vikings, fans more for stadium - ESPN

    One of the proposals: "(Rep. Mike) Benson said he'd propose a 4-percent income tax surcharge on Vikings players and executives who earn more than $200,000 a year; sales tax increases on sports memorabilia, liquor and purchases in the new stadium; and a sales tax on online purchases of NFL merchandise."

    That's a novel way to chase the star free agents to other teams.
    Well, its that or make everyone pay for it. I doubt this will be the final version of the referendum. Fact is, these stadiums are expensive and extremely divisive, especially for a team that just achieved what the Vikings did. Which was suck while managing to possibly end the career of your only viable player.



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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroycyclone View Post
    Well, its that or make everyone pay for it. I doubt this will be the final version of the referendum. Fact is, these stadiums are expensive and extremely divisive, especially for a team that just achieved what the Vikings did. Which was suck while managing to possibly end the career of your only viable player.
    Stadiums are expensive. But if you want an owner to keep a team in a certain location, then it would be wise to not hamstring him with bringing in talent and fans.



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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    It is just one of the proposals. Better than sitting around on your hand and letting it go away without trying anything.


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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    It is just one of the proposals. Better than sitting around on your hand and letting it go away without trying anything.
    What if the legislature proposed to legalize and tax all hard drugs? Just one of the proposals! Better than doing nothing!



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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by cy1010 View Post
    What if the legislature proposed to legalize and tax all hard drugs? Just one of the proposals! Better than doing nothing!


    It may not be a good idea...but brainstorming is at least something.


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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    It may not be a good idea...but brainstorming is at least something.
    Sometimes nothing is better than something. Rule #1: Do no harm.



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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    Maybe the owner of the Vikings needs to figure out how to pay for the stadium on his own? The taxpayers have enough on their plate and paying for some billionaire to build a new play room for his millionaire athletes isn't what the taxpayers want to spend their hard earned money on.



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    Re: Minnesota Legislature Wants Tax Increases to Pay for New Stadium

    I just wish something would happen. Either they build the stadium or leave MN. I'm sick of this being in the news, lol.



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