Vikings fire off letter criticizing referendum

  • Article by: KEVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 11, 2011 - 7:23 PM
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gener7Oct. 11, 11 7:23 PM

The Vikings just don't get it, the whole idea is to add $650 million to their cost.

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fishbachOct. 11, 11 7:26 PM

The Vikes seem to be against letting the people have a say. Here's some advice: catch a flight to L.A.

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b10nonsenseOct. 11, 11 7:29 PM

Amen...gener7.....Wasn't there a votr on one of the stadiums either the twins or the gophers???

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gopherfan93Oct. 11, 11 7:30 PM

There should never be a public vote on anything. We have a representative democracy and the representatives ONLY should be the ones voting on it. Why don't liberal sports haters get that???

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gofishinOct. 11, 11 7:31 PM

Getting really tired of being held hostage to what Billionaires and the vikes and the corporates and the politicians want. What about what the PEOPLE want.

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cjohnstonOct. 11, 11 7:33 PM

NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!

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JFREDPETEOct. 11, 11 7:33 PM

Vikings, its very simple. Just write a check in the full amount and the stadium could be built right away

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sausageOct. 11, 11 7:34 PM

I guess this tells you just who the Vikings and their supporters are really concerned about, and it is not the citizen of Minnesota. The taxpayer--the citizens of Minnesota--the every day willie worker is "dog meat" to them. How dare they be allowed to vote on OUR stadium!? They say! How dare these people--the Vikings, be allowed to stay in Minnesota.

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stribiscrapOct. 11, 11 7:35 PM

"Most stadium advocates believe voters would turn down such a tax increase and damage Ramsey County's chances to be the crucial local government partner needed to help pay for the stadium. If the matter is left to the Ramsey County Board, a majority of commissioners probably would approve a stadium tax" This parahraph is telling of the division between politicians and the public. If the public obviously opposes it, yet comissioners would approve it anyway, how does that demonstrate working for the people...? I am in favor of the stadium, but the tax will only minimally impact me as I buy very few things in Ramsey county. Politics and bueracracy at its best...

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shonankingOct. 11, 11 7:39 PM

The solution is staring Mr. Wilf, Mr. Bagley and the rest of the organization square in the face. Save yourselves 2 years and your so called $110 million increase, simply give up part ownership to AEG and get the heck out of Minnesota, we don't need your football team or any other NFL team for that matter. The majority of Minnesota taxpayers have had enough with paying for professional sports facilities and its well documented thats why the organization is against seeing it go to the voters.

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