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Tillis: No State money for Panthers stadium

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Richardson met with the Gov and this Tillis guy about 62 million in state funds.

http://www.news-reco...state-funds-for

Thanks for the update. I still think that it is a non-issue in that the Panthers are not going to move to LA over 62 million when their franchise is worth a billion and is very financially stable. Like I said earlier, this issue is more about not giving sports millions when he plans to go after support programs and basic services through entitlement cuts.

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Doubling up the tax payers of Mecklenburg and tripling up the PSL owners is a little much. Better have a retractable roof so I can tolerate fan fests 400 degree temps.

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SInce Tillis is the representative for Mecklenberg county, many of you can choose to vote him out of office during the next election, if you don't like his stance on the issue.

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Would you be willing to fund a Carolina Hurricane stadium with State funds?! I would not. Outside the neighboring counties why would they?

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Why would they? Most of the folks in the state aren't panther fans. Every uneducated hick infested town is jealous that we have more Wendy's than they have traffic lights. Why give a beautiful city like Charlotte something they want? Putting an extra elevator in a BOA stadium isn't going to help Billy Bob get out of the mill. It's not going to help Amber pay for her 4 kids out if wedlock and her iPhone.

Now, if the steelers/cowboys/redskins needed money.....I'm sure those inbreds in Maiden, Concord, Statesville, Kinston, or Durham would be more than happy to empty out the $16 in their savings account to help the "home team"

Why would they? Most of the folks in the state aren't panther fans. Every uneducated hick infested town is jealous that we have more Wendy's than they have traffic lights. Why give a beautiful city like Charlotte something they want? Putting an an extra elevator in a BOA stadium isn't going to help Billy Bob get out of the mill. It's not going to help Amber pay for her 4 kids out if wedlock and her iPhone.

Now, if the steelers/cowboys/redskins needed money.....I'm sure those inbreds in Maiden, Concord, Statesville, or Durham would be more than happy to empty out the $16 in their savings account to help the "home team"

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I admittedly don't know very much about politics, so take this question with a grain of salt -but can't the Panthers make an argument that if NC has to pay money SC should have to pay some too? Obviously, NC would pay substantially more as it's located in Charlotte, but doesn't the team generate revenue somehow, somewhere in SC, or am I just crazy and out of my element?

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Fug Tillis. Shut your dumbass up and make it happen.

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SInce Tillis is the representative for Mecklenberg county, many of you can choose to vote him out of office during the next election, if you don't like his stance on the issue.

Considering that he was speaker during re-districting I assume that he is likely in a very safe district and it would be difficult to remove him unless it was in a primary.

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I admittedly don't know very much about politics, so take this question with a grain of salt -but can't the Panthers make an argument that if NC has to pay money SC should have to pay some too? Obviously, NC would pay substantially more as it's located in Charlotte, but doesn't the team generate revenue somehow, somewhere in SC, or am I just crazy and out of my element?

I would love Charlotte to tax the fug out every inbred from the "upstate" who does anything in Charlotte. Keep your Lumina with no exhaust in the trailer park where it belongs.

One thing about the proposed food&bev tax uptown is its going to keep the hayseeds from Fort Mill, Rock Hill and even Gastonia and Concord out of our city because they can't afford the extra .02 at Hooters.

Personally, I don't mind paying a little. Better to tax a personel choice than your land.

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Considering that he was speaker during re-districting I assume that he is likely in a very safe district and it would be difficult to remove him unless it was in a primary.

I think he was elected before redistricting happening. But I was mainly thinking about republicans who could vote against him in the primary, or choose to skip that portion of the ballot in the general election if they didn't want to vote for the democrat. And that since he is in Mecklenberg county, Panther fans there have a chance to express their opinion of him at the ballot box.

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I think he was elected before redistricting happening. But I was mainly thinking about republicans who could vote against him in the primary, or choose to skip that portion of the ballot in the general election if they didn't want to vote for the democrat. And that since he is in Mecklenberg county, Panther fans there have a chance to express their opinion of him at the ballot box.

He was elected to the house before re-districting, but I am pretty sure they tightened those districts up even more for Republicans while he was speaker in 2010.

Tillis is a good guy. But is driven 100% by ambition. His future, campaign coffers, and prospects of power direct 100% of all his actions.

His first year there was either 2004 or 2006 and he is already speaker and it isn't because all the house Republicans thought he was an awesome leader or a brilliant policy wonk.

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