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Old 06-23-2005, 12:42 PM   #16
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:03 PM   #17
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Didn't alot of conservatives vote against the Cowboy stadium 80s? Heck, if I lived a few miles east, I would have voted the same as you.

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Old 06-23-2005, 01:27 PM   #18
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I don't know the figures, but most conservatives I know voted against it. Historically, the conservatives around here have voted down sales tax increases left and right. I would be interested to know those figures for this election.
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:46 PM   #19
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We had a huge eminent domain controversy here in Birmingham back in the '80's. The health foundation associated with the medical school and university here wanted some property for a clinic. The city invoked eminent domain and gave it to the health services foundation, and some irate citizens started a protest. The controversy came to an end when the protest leader, a restaurant owner, agreed to a settlement, and he was able to open another restaurant two blocks up the street, and the clinic was built. Today it's my health clinic.
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:13 PM   #20
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Originally posted by 80sU2isBest
In all fairness, I think melon was specifically referring to the city of Arlington voting in a sales tax increase for the Cowboys stadium but turning down a sales tax increase for public transportation.

Although I have no idea how he knows that it was Republicans who did that. I live in Arlington and I don't even know the figures.
We have a society so underfunded with too many tax cuts (initiated by Republicans) that when it comes to major projects like this, we're resorting to "corporate welfare" like this with the Cowboys stadium. Why the hell are we using taxpayer money to fund a private stadium? Does that buy loyalty? No. Does it buy cheaper ticket prices? No. It's ridiculous that multimillionaires can't build their own fucking stadiums.

And guess what, folks? It's not like this "eminent domain" law is written in stone. Have Congress change the law, and if the Supreme Court rejects that too, have a constitutional amendment. It won't happen, though, because these eminent domain laws are...you guessed it...business friendly. And Congress is good for nothing but gay bashing and unnecessary flag burning amendments.

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Old 06-23-2005, 03:57 PM   #21
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This new judgement really concerns me because I own property in a high development area where property is hard to find. I have had contractors approach me with very small offers. I am concerned they could use this law to their advantage. Could they take my property under this law? This worries me.

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