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    Vikings might go statewide for money

    [size=13pt]Our view: Vikings might go statewide for money[/size]

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    Published: July 05. 2007 12:30AM

    If you're like most Minnesotans, and especially if you're living outside the Twin Cities beltway, it's very likely you're not paying all that much attention to the Minnesota Vikings this time of year...


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    Re: Vikings might go statewide for money

    I think the author is against using state money, but in this editorial he actually did a good job of presenting a statewide tax in neither a positive or negative light.
    Not a bad article.
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    Re: Vikings might go statewide for money

    Why can't they just raise the sales tax or increase tobacco taxes?
    A lot of other cities did that and got stadiums.
    What the flip is wrong with people of there?

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    Re: Vikings might go statewide for money

    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Why can't they just raise the sales tax or increase tobacco taxes?
    A lot of other cities did that and got stadiums.
    What the flip is wrong with people of there?
    Our sales tax is already high, and they just raised the tobacco tax by an entire $1.00 per pack!

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    Re: Vikings might go statewide for money

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Why can't they just raise the sales tax or increase tobacco taxes?  A lot of other cities did that and got stadiums.  What the flip is wrong with people of there?
    Our sales tax is already high, and they just raised the tobacco tax by an entire $1.00 per pack! 
    "They just raised the tobacco tax" ?

    Since when?  The tobacco tax was NOT raised (that I know of - and, being a smoker, I would notice).  The "Health Fee" or whatever BS that Pawlenty calls it so he can say he hasn't raised taxes, was upheld in the courts.  But as far as I saw, the fee was never rescinded, even while it was being challenge. 

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    Re: Vikings might go statewide for money

    I may be wrong, but $73,000 for a family as wealthy as the Wilf's does not seem like a significant amount to donate to political parties.

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    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Why can't they just raise the sales tax or increase tobacco taxes?
    A lot of other cities did that and got stadiums.
    What the flip is wrong with people of there?
    Our sales tax is already high, and they just raised the tobacco tax by an entire $1.00 per pack!
    How much is it. Ours is 25%

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    Re: Vikings might go statewide for money

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Why can't they just raise the sales tax or increase tobacco taxes?
    A lot of other cities did that and got stadiums.
    What the flip is wrong with people of there?
    Our sales tax is already high, and they just raised the tobacco tax by an entire $1.00 per pack!
    "They just raised the tobacco tax" ?

    Since when?
    The tobacco tax was NOT raised (that I know of - and, being a smoker, I would notice).
    The "Health Fee" or whatever BS that Pawlenty calls it so he can say he hasn't raised taxes, was upheld in the courts.
    But as far as I saw, the fee was never rescinded, even while it was being challenge.


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    That tax raise is still in affect. It add $1 to every pack of smokes. The state of minnesota makes more money on a pack of smokes sold than Phillip Morris does. Maybe you have extra money you want to give to the state but I would rather keep my money. How long ago was that they raised the tax about a year, I don't think it is time to do it again. That was my problem when they added the tax, if you can raise it one dollar why not 2 or 5 or 10 dollars a pack. Fricken ridiculous

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    Re: Vikings might go statewide for money

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Why can't they just raise the sales tax or increase tobacco taxes?
    A lot of other cities did that and got stadiums.
    What the flip is wrong with people of there?
    Our sales tax is already high, and they just raised the tobacco tax by an entire $1.00 per pack!
    Do you want a new stadium or what?

    Any additional tax on tobacco that is voted on always wins!
    Thats the beauty of it!
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    Re: Vikings might go statewide for money

    "cogitans" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Why can't they just raise the sales tax or increase tobacco taxes?
    A lot of other cities did that and got stadiums.
    What the flip is wrong with people of there?
    Our sales tax is already high, and they just raised the tobacco tax by an entire $1.00 per pack!
    How much is it. Ours is 25%
    Sales tax is 6.5%. But we also pay state income taxes. State property taxes. Gas taxes to the state. Cigerrette taxes to the state. Alcohol taxes to the state. Car taxes to the state. Plus there are additional taxes in Hennepin county to pay for the new stadium.
    Any I missed?
    We don't need more state taxes!!!!!

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