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02/23/04  User Tax for Jones Stadium!  Yeah, that's the ticket!

was listening to the news Sunday night and heard a proposal County Judge Kelleher (a smart woman!) is asking the Commissioners to look at.  It is the ticket tax. 

Finally, an idea that makes sense.  Even event attendees, when asked, say this idea makes sense since sports teams and stadia are luxury items (not necessities) in the city.

I still cannot see how any public official, especially County Commissioners, can justify subsidizing "Multi-million Dollar Player Salaries and Luxury Boxes" that 99% of the rank and file taxpayers will never get to see.

We must demand that our commissioners require Jones to open his books (from DAY ONE) and show the economic benefit he received in his sports deals compared to that of the City of Irving.  Based on that, one of two things will happen:

1 -- The IRS will get him for lying OR

2 -- He will have to show he really took advantage of Irving and any other place he may have done deals like what he is proposing for Dallas County.

e more thing -- Do Dallas and Dallas County government agencies have  signs out that say "Carpet Baggers and Hucksters WELCOME! -- Honest business people, go to Fort Worth!"?  It seems that way to me.

The ticket tax is really the only way to go with this deal.





  Ward politics is the Devil's key to the soul of the city council.  It is how some council members got themselves in trouble in the past.  It is the bait that will get others in trouble in the future. 4/6/8