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Tillis: No State money for Panthers stadium

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http://www.wral.com/tillis-no-state-money-for-panther-s-stadium/12039139/

Didn't see a thread specific about this...came out yesterday. In case you didn't know...Tillis is the state house leader.

Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina should not put state tax dollars into the Carolina Panthers stadium in Charlotte but could vote to authorize a rise in the local sales tax, House Speaker Thom Tillis said Tuesday.

During a news conference with reporters in Raleigh, Tillis was asked whether he had met with Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

"Every month, I probably have an opportunity to meet two or three times with major businesses in North Carolina that are considering moving somewhere else, and that is a very real possibility for the Panthers," said Tillis, R-Mecklenburg. He added, "They create some 4,400 direct jobs, and some 1,500 indirect jobs. They are a major employer in North Carolina."

Tillis described discussions with the team as "preliminary" but said he has taken one avenue for state support out of the discussion.

"I've been clear with the Panthers organization that it is not appropriate to have state taxpayer dollars go directly into the stadium," Tillis said.

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We better not lose our fuging team. The longer this goes on the more likely it is.

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I agree that no state fund should go to the team but does this one guy get to make that decision?

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They're idiots, team pays way more and generates so much more in taxes they would be stupid to not pay up.

edit: Figured if I'm going to call someone a idiot the least I can do is use proper grammar while doing it.

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"Every month, I probably have an opportunity to meet two or three times with major businesses in North Carolina that are considering moving somewhere else, and that is a very real possibility for the Panthers

This is a strange sentence on a couple of levels.

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Why cant Jerry spend his own money to upgrade his business, is it against the law?

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Sounds like he wants a handout from Jerry. Under the table, of course ;)

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Why cant Jerry spend his own money to upgrade his business, is it against the law?

dont spend your own if you dont have to. it happens everyday, all day, around the world.

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