Let private sector fund deal
November 13, 2013 12:03 AM | 1260 views | 6 6 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

If this is such a good deal for Cobb, there must be hundreds, if not millions of private folks/companies interested, in funding this boondoggle. If not, do not spend one dime of our tax money on this. If Fulton wouldn’t ante up, Cobb better not either. Enough of spending taxpayer money on special interests like arts, sports, etc. If the venue can’t support itself, it needs to die!

Phil Finkle

West Cob
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Concerned Citizen
November 24, 2013
Agreed - mixing private enterprise money with tax payer money is a big mistake! It's like mixing water and oil. Seems that oil rises to the top, or the big boys' money will win out. The taxpayers will be left holding the popcorn bag and paying more and more taxes for years to come. The Braves are paying Cobb County for Chumps!
November 18, 2013
It's actually fairly simple, if you follow the money.

In Obamacare and other liberal causes, tax dollars are shoveled out and called an "investment" because they believe in the cause.

The term "investment" has an actual meaning: the expenditure of funds with the expectation of a return. In this case, "return" should be viewed as actual dollars.

If a stadium is built in Cobb, the result will be added profits for local businesses and the people who work for them. On the governmental side, those returns are expected to materialize in the form of increased tax revenues due to increases in sales, property values, etc.

The question is: Which number is higher, the money invested or the money expected to be returned? I have yet to hear a clear answer.
Lib in Cobb
November 18, 2013
Hank: The big difference is. No one is going to die if we don't put the stadium in Cobb.

Healthcare for all is a right. Every industrialized nation in the world has healthcare for all and now, finally, so does the US.

The point I was attempting to make, which you missed. Every member of the GOP has called our president a Socialist, when it came to healthcare and other issues. The Socialist relationship involved in the new stadium is just fine with the repubs of Cobb. People need healthcare to survive, they don't need a stadium. Would rather have your knee replaced because of significant pain or would you rather have a new baseball stadium?

If this deal is so good, then let the Braves find private funding.
Guido Sarducci
November 21, 2013
Where do come up with the "Healthcare for all is a right?" How so? ACCESS to healthcare, on the open market, might be a right. Nothing is anyone's right, if it is something that must be provided by someone else, who makes their livelihood providing it.
Lib in Cobb
November 14, 2013
@Phil: Thank you.

There is only one MLB stadium built with only private funds, that is AT&T Park in San Francisco.

This is "Sports Socialism", Lawrence O'Donnell MSNBC.

The GOP of this county and country called President Obama a Socialist during his first and second campaign. How is this mistake any different?
Hank Moody
November 14, 2013
You wine on an on about how government subsidized health care is totally fine, yet you're raising the red flag for a sports stadium?
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