Monday, November 30, 2015

Workers robbed to pay for stadiums

It never ends with these right-wing fucks, does it?

County employees in Hamilton County were supposed to get a pay raise this year. Democratic Commissioner Todd Portune has championed this raise, pointing out that the county budget can easily cover it. But the raise was blocked by Republican commissioners Chris Monzel and Greg Hartmann - who demanded that the money for the pay raise instead go into the fund to pay for the Reds and Bengals stadiums.

All this after the Bengals and Reds have spent the past 19 years fleecing the taxpayers to pay for their stadiums? All this after the Bengals decided they weren't even going to use their stadium for all their "home" games, preferring instead to play in England of all places? All this after county workers have already suffered a 10-year-long wage freeze to pay for the recession the Republicans caused?

Hartmann and Monzel say the money should go into the stadium fund in case the sales tax doesn't bring in enough revenue. If the sales tax isn't enough, TOO FUCKING BAD!!! Let the zillionaire sports team owners pay for it themselves. Maybe they need to get a real job like everyone else.