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Rushville woman chosen for dinner with Barack Obama

Back on topic, congrats Bonnie on getting the chance to eat with him. Knowing you, he does not know what he is getting into. I know you won't back down and take any pre packaged sound bites, can't wait to see how it goes when you get back. Good luck.  (Mar 27, 2008 | post #36)

Indianapolis, IN

Suit filed over RCA Dome auction

Sorry, not even close to being Mr. Glass. Just like you are not Vince Foster. Good try though. Of couse also funny how you pick and choose points to try to make an argument. If one transmission shop can increase 10 fold, then what are the values of the rest of the surrounding land increasing to? Millions more to offset the change in taxes. Under the new tax system, that property goes from around $6,000 to $60,000 a year in tax revenue. That is just for bare ground. And since you do not understand how the tax breaks work, even if the property owner seeks an abatement, the abatement is only on the new improvements to the land. So the tax would still be $60,000. The abated part would then phase in over ten or twenty years. Of course property tax is just one of a large number of ways that this project will benefit Indy. Again, it is an integral part of the $3.6 Billion a year tourism industry. That would be new money coming in from outside of our region. But again, you appear to be misinformed on the facts, but that is typical for the stadium/Colt haters.  (Mar 24, 2008 | post #335)

Indianapolis, IN

Congressman against tolls for new bridges

the toll increases are tied to the rate of inflation. Where exactly do you get your facts from?  (Mar 20, 2008 | post #25)

Indianapolis, IN

Suit filed over RCA Dome auction

No, no more interest than the average taxpayer. I attend a Colts game or two a year, try to catch my alma mater in the State Finals when they are there, have gone to the FDIC a couple of times, and some other events, but no special interest. I guess I just realize the financial impact that the dome has had and know what the LOS will have. I post on a lot of subjects other than the stadium. I just posted 5 minutes or so ago on the bridges across the Ohio River, I posted on the guy who tried to bribe the cops with beer, post on the Purdue and IRL boards among others. The stadium and downtown development are just some of my interests.  (Mar 20, 2008 | post #330)

Indianapolis, IN

Suit filed over RCA Dome auction

you seem to be under the mistaken impression that Irsay has some control over this. This is a decision from the CIB. They decided that they did not have the ability nor the desire to try to glean the income off of this, so they found a way to help a charity and a not for profit that they give money to anyway. Many are forgetting that the CIB contracts with the ISC to promote and bring events to the City.  (Mar 20, 2008 | post #329)

Indianapolis, IN

Suit filed over RCA Dome auction

I would agree if this were the Irsay Stadium some claim it to be. But the Colts will only use it 12 times a year. The Stadium will be used up to 200 times a year. The Do It Best Hardware show will use it more days than the Colts do and they have not contributed money to its construction. I like this quote: "an ENTITY that not everyone of us taxpayers CAN use or wants to use is what I am against." So I should quit work or have kids so I can benefit from the taxes you are ok with? I can argue there is more benefit to the average taxpayer for their investment in the stadium then their investment in public pools or schools or welfare. Again, the stadium continues the domes central role in creating Indys $3.6 Billion tourism industry. You want a benefit from the stadium that most taxpayers benefit from? Try raising property values around the stadium increasing by large amounts. There was a story of a guy who owns a transmission shop near the stadium. Before LOS, it was worth $200,000. Now he has turned down offers of $2.3 million expecting the value to keep rising. When that gets re assessed, that extra tax income will broaden Marion Counties tax base. A rising tide raises all boats. I am not sure who you give your taxes to, I pay my to the government. What I feel good about is that my 1% food and beverage tax is going to pay for a proven economic development engine. One that will bring in billions in direct spending over its life that will continue Indys strong economy. I feel much better about that than having my money handed to the black hole of IPS who feel their biggest problem is no air conditioning or to numerous welfare cheats who know it is more lucrative to sit on their rears and collect a check then to have to work for a living.  (Mar 20, 2008 | post #328)

Indianapolis, IN

Congressman against tolls for new bridges

Couple that with the microchip that they put under your skin when you go in the hospital. Don't forget the black helicopters behind you.  (Mar 20, 2008 | post #23)

The Indianapolis Star

Suit filed over RCA Dome auction

what $8 million are you talking about?  (Mar 19, 2008 | post #319)

The Indianapolis Star

Congressman against tolls for new bridges

We sold it huh? Got any proof to go along with your misinformation?  (Mar 19, 2008 | post #21)

The Indianapolis Star

Suit filed over RCA Dome auction

For people to say that IMS is not partially subsidized is not correct. There tax assesment has historically been left low. Check out the latest IBJ to see how a private company doing assesments increased its taxes by a factor of 5. As well, security inside and out is not free. How many hundreds of thousands of dollars does the City and State pay for police overtime for all of the events? There are other things as well. Of course I see that we benefit greatly from having it, and paying the money for security etc.... is a small price to pay for the benefit. Of course it is the same for LOS. The huge benefit the city gets from tourism, investment, tax dollars and national exposure is well worth the .02 cents I pay for a Big Mac.  (Mar 19, 2008 | post #317)

The Indianapolis Star

Suit filed over RCA Dome auction

So do you also agree that we should tell the NCAA to stick their final fours and the millions it brings in, since they were the ones who demanded major upgrades to the dome or a new stadium? Should we also tell the major conventions that bring in hundreds of millions and have helped Indy to create a $3.6Billion dollar tourism industry? Do we tell the multitude of events that are held in the stadium to go away and take their money with them? What exactly do we need to pay for freedom of speech and religion? You were doing so well on your rant, and then the wheels fell off. I can give you many examples of things I have to pay for that do not benefit me directly. Public Schools, Public art, Public swimming pools, welfare to name a few. So if I do not have to pay for those, I give you permission to not pay for the stadium. At least you can avoid the tax, I can't.  (Mar 19, 2008 | post #316)

The Indianapolis Star

Suit filed over RCA Dome auction

So the decaf isn't working, maybe you need to try some meds or something. The anger will eat you up.  (Mar 19, 2008 | post #315)

The Indianapolis Star

Suit filed over RCA Dome auction

Very constructive, ever consider switching to decaf and maybe some anger management classes?  (Mar 19, 2008 | post #302)

The Indianapolis Star

Suit filed over RCA Dome auction

I am not making excuses, just wondering if you are planning on being consistent. If you are this concerned over a worn out roof and chairs, I am sure you are concerned over computers, police cars and the like. So I am sure you will be asking for the same oversight with other city, state and federal groups. The US Army donated some used kitchen equipment to a Johnson County Food pantry when they remodeled an old mess hall. I am sure you will be as concerned about that as you are about the dome.  (Mar 19, 2008 | post #301)

The Indianapolis Star

Patient, 91, survives ambulance crash

I hope you did not just violate HIPAA. That would be your job and career.  (Mar 19, 2008 | post #29)