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Stadiums typically are paid for in regressive ways, via lotteries and sales taxes … that disproportionately burden the poor, while the benefits of the stadium go mostly to relatively wealthy sports fans. Basically, it’s trickle-down economics in reverse.
~ Patrick Hrudy, Sports On Earth


State and local subsidies to business – just state and local, not federal – now cost a family of four $900 a year. That is more than a week’s take home pay for the average income family of four in America. -- David Cay Johnston


In 2010, as the nation continued to recover from the recession, a dizzying 93 percent of the additional income created in the country ... went to the top 1 percent of taxpayers, those with at least $352,000 in income ... 37 percent of these additional earnings went to just the top 0.01 percent, a teaspoon-size collection of about 15,000 households with average incomes of $23.8 million.
~ Steven Rattner


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~ Carl Bernstein