FL Republicans want stadiums to house the homeless

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    "hundreds of millions of dollars they have received from the state"?

    Can someone explain this to me? We have been debating "corporate welfare" for months now. Why are sports arenas never mentioned?
     
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    This is based on: (from your article):

    I think it is a great idea to enforce this and I don't know why it hasn't been enforced all along.
     
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    Well I hope they think to set aside the several million dollars it'll likely take to restore a sports facility after the stranded guests' departures.
     
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    Oh no! We can't have the great unwashed desecrating our shrines to the NFL Gods! :uhoh3:

    NFL Akbar! Death to the infidels! At least make them wash their feet before they go in.
     
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    I like my seats so, yes, please bathe them.
     
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    I was going to say that this is bullshit unless there had been an agreement between the teams and the state that they would house homeless if they received the money.

    Then I discovered that there had been an agreement between the teams and the state that they would house homeless if they received the money.


     
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    These teams agreed to the provision to house the homeless without actually expecting that they would ever have to do it.

    It could be problematic. For instance are the stadiums supposed to provide security to make sure the homeless drug addicts don't kill one another? Who is going to pay for clean up costs? Liability when the paying public starts getting vermin left behind by the homeless.

    It isn't as easy as you might think.
     
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    We all seem to agree that a contract was made and apparently broken.

    But I am still baffled why the stadiums received taxpayer money in the first place. These owners and players make a fortune. Why the handout?
     

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