AHL team paid for with your tax dollars

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The Truth

Cortland, NY

#1 Feb 28, 2013
The truth finally starts to come out. Too late now, suckers!

Level 4

Since: Feb 13

Schenectady, NY

#2 Feb 28, 2013
The Truth wrote:
The truth finally starts to come out. Too late now, suckers!
May I ask where you're getting this piece of misinformation?
Mike C

Cortland, NY

#3 Feb 28, 2013
So do we have an actual figure for how big the giveaway is?
Truth

Utica, NY

#4 Feb 28, 2013
Utica34 wrote:
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May I ask where you're getting this piece of misinformation?
May I ask who you are and where you are getting your information?

Level 4

Since: Feb 13

Schenectady, NY

#5 Feb 28, 2013
Oh this thread will be comical. Watching people with no knowledge of what happened talking about a sport they also have no knowledge of. Lol
enough

Utica, NY

#6 Feb 28, 2013
Oh for the love of god, shut the F up already. This is a positive thing for Utica. Have fun wallowing in your own misery alone (which is obvious that you have no friends and no life) while the rest of us move on and try to make a better city.
thought

Utica, NY

#7 Feb 28, 2013
"Other people often invite us to behave like victims, when they complain about the unfairness of life, for example, and ask us to agree, to offer advice, to participate.

Be careful. When you join in that game you always end up losing.
taxpayer

Utica, NY

#8 Feb 28, 2013
enough wrote:
Oh for the love of god, shut the F up already. This is a positive thing for Utica. Have fun wallowing in your own misery alone (which is obvious that you have no friends and no life) while the rest of us move on and try to make a better city.
Luv people like you who are always ready to spend others' money for your benefit. Look around the US and see what your ideals have begotten.
enough

Utica, NY

#9 Feb 28, 2013
taxpayer wrote:
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Luv people like you who are always ready to spend others' money for your benefit. Look around the US and see what your ideals have begotten.
Yes because I'd rather my tax dollars go to a hockey team than welfare programs. Sorry if that impacts you.

Level 4

Since: Feb 13

Schenectady, NY

#10 Feb 28, 2013
The Truth wrote:
The truth finally starts to come out. Too late now, suckers!
I can't believe you have the knowledge about this damn.

Ok I'll come clean. The city of utica will be paying the Calgary flames and esche each 1 million per year for the next five years. After that it goes to 2.8 million annually. Lol
FlamesFan

Bristol, CT

#11 Feb 28, 2013
If this page hits 2,000 likes by Monday...you can clear up whatever you think is happening, or whatever rumors you hear.

http://www.facebook.com/UticaFlamesFanClub
We Been Scammed

Cortland, NY

#12 Feb 28, 2013
enough wrote:
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Yes because I'd rather my tax dollars go to a hockey team than welfare programs. Sorry if that impacts you.
Or you could use that money to fix some of the potholes around the Auditorium. You know, the ones that we currently can't afford to repair?

The roads are goat paths, but thank goodness we gots ourselves a hockey team! Hallelujah, the renaissance is here!
taxpayer

Utica, NY

#13 Feb 28, 2013
enough wrote:
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Yes because I'd rather my tax dollars go to a hockey team than welfare programs. Sorry if that impacts you.
You wouldn't know gov't financing from a hockey puck. It's just that I've seen your type for years promoting the public spending b/c you can't afford anything on your own dime. Doubt you even have a dime.

Level 4

Since: Feb 13

Schenectady, NY

#14 Feb 28, 2013
FlamesFan wrote:
If this page hits 2,000 likes by Monday...you can clear up whatever you think is happening, or whatever rumors you hear.
http://www.facebook.com/UticaFlamesFanClub
AWESOME! However he will not be answering the most important question on march 4th I assure you.
Da Law

Ilion, NY

#15 Feb 28, 2013
Utica34 wrote:
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AWESOME! However he will not be answering the most important question on march 4th I assure you.
Namely "How much is this going to end up costing us?"

Level 4

Since: Feb 13

Schenectady, NY

#16 Feb 28, 2013
Da Law wrote:
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Namely "How much is this going to end up costing us?"
Hah. He will not answer the most important question of confirming it. That comes later.
this guy

Utica, NY

#17 Feb 28, 2013
Welp, I can afford it. Some losers in this city can't. McDonald's is always hiring guys!
Wacko

Enfield, CT

#19 Feb 28, 2013
Don't you think every AHL city pays a certain amount of tax dollars for their teams to play there? If you thought we were gonna get this team for free you're nuts. All in all, the team should help our local economy and our quality of life. If those are bad things then lets not have a team here.
Da Law

Ilion, NY

#20 Feb 28, 2013
Wacko wrote:
Don't you think every AHL city pays a certain amount of tax dollars for their teams to play there?
No. Where did you get that idea?
If you thought we were gonna get this team for free you're nuts.
Why should the taxpayers subsidize a private business?
All in all, the team should help our local economy and our quality of life. If those are bad things then lets not have a team here.
Given that we can't even afford basic services locally I'm not really clear on why we would pay for a hockey team. In terms of cost/benefit there are far better ways to spend our money.
Wacko

Cheshire, CT

#21 Mar 1, 2013
Da Law wrote:
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No. Where did you get that idea?
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Why should the taxpayers subsidize a private business?
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Given that we can't even afford basic services locally I'm not really clear on why we would pay for a hockey team. In terms of cost/benefit there are far better ways to spend our money.
I agree, this may not benefit everyone but we need a good shot in the rear here in Utica. You may not want to benefit from this idea but there's a chance that it may be one piece in a big puzzle that revitalizes the area. I agree that there are other places our tax dollars can go but if this is a success, other areas of concern can be dealt with as well. We've got to start taking chances around here or we're just gonna be stuck in the mud. BRING ON THE AHL!

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