Seeing as how Clt is ran by the Commucrats, I could see the concealed communism argument, it's what the liberals are known for. That $87M will be recouped over a 30 year period, not exactly a major strain on those who eat out.The "facts" are that 87 million dollars will be extorted from restaurants and their patrons to pay for sports arena upgrades. A true believer in free enterprise would not steal from and stress one business (restaurants) in order to subsidize another business(Panthers). What we have here is free enterprise in reverse, or not so subtlety concealed communism.
Exactly how is it stealing or putting stress on the restaurants?
My point is its not a tax on all Clt residents, rather those who choose to eat out. This also includes those who are just passing thru. Since I neither live nor eat in Clt, I could care less either way!