A private business

A private business

There are 8 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 11, 2011, titled A private business. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The National Football League negotiations process has laid bare the league's wealth and clout.

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Since: Mar 08

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#1 Apr 12, 2011
M.L. Kluznik, Mendota Heights, you could move and be M.L. Kluznik, Belize! Return a can, get a dime? It's a dime you deposited in the first place. I have yet to see one government regulation mean a decrease in taxes like you indicate. Do you forget we'd have to set up another bureaucracy in order to handle the deposits and returns? What world do you live in, La La Belize?
Really

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Apr 12, 2011
M.L. Kluznik, next time I get a glass soda pop in a glass bottle, I'll save it for when this bill goes through.
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#3 Apr 12, 2011
To be sure, Minnesota in general and the Twin Cities in particular, are not competing with the NFL. They are competing with other cities who want NFL teams. The Vikings will play someplace, it's just a matter of where and that will be determined in part by who offers them the best deal to play in their city and it seems that a new stadium is the number one priority in the deal.
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#4 Apr 12, 2011
Can someone explain how this container deposit scheme works? Does the container manufacturer pay the state a dime for every container they make? Does the container manufacturer get their dime back from the state for every container returned to the manufacturer? How much is it going to cost the taxpayers to ramp up, staff, and maintain a Dime-a-Time Container Agency? Will this agency be a cabinet position? Will the cost of beverages increase in order to pay for extra staff that needs to be hired by the manufacturer, distributor, and retailer in order to handle the returned containers and process the paperwork?

I presume this whole idea is to keep people from throwing their beer cans and bottles out the window as they're driving down the freeway. My guess is that those who are conscientious about such things are not going to be tossing them out the window, dime or no dime. Then there are those that are so callous that they will always toss them out the window, dime or no dime.

I think that the number of people to whom such a law will make a dime's worth of difference is so miniscule that the per container cost will be astronomical. This idea is nothing more than another bureaucratic boondoggle. Kluznik doesn't have a Klu.
abc

Circle Pines, MN

#5 Apr 12, 2011
Let's see we should be happy to pay extra taxes for a stadium but we shouldn't pay a deposit on bottles and cans? What world do you live in

Since: Mar 09

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#6 Apr 12, 2011
The recycleing rate in Minnesota is already over 40%, and one of the highest in the nation--WITHOUT the hassle of a deposit on aluminum cans.

"In 2009, while population increased by 0.2 percent, total waste managed dropped by 4.65 percent."
http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/topics/e...

This whole idea is a solution in search of a problem.
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#7 Apr 12, 2011
abc wrote:
Let's see we should be happy to pay extra taxes for a stadium but we shouldn't pay a deposit on bottles and cans? What world do you live in
I don't much care about either one. They'll both cost about the same. My beverages of choice are coffee and water, both of which originate from the tap, and I can watch football on TV no matter where it's played.
Really

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 12, 2011
Gndydncr wrote:
<quoted text>I don't much care about either one. They'll both cost about the same. My beverages of choice are coffee and water, both of which originate from the tap, and I can watch football on TV no matter where it's played.
Good point on the TV. With the advent of HD, I'm almost more happy watching a game in the comfort of my own home.

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