The Coalition Against the Sin Tax held a press conference yesterday to offer up an alternative avenue of funding to replace the proposed Sin Tax extension.
This "Fair Share" Facility Fee would be $3.25 per ticket for events held at Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena & First Energy Stadium. This proposed fee would generate an amount roughly equal ($13 - $14 million per year) to what is raised with the current Sin Tax on cigarettes & alcohol.
The hypocrisy of the pro-sin tax crowd is priceless. Without even looking at it -- they immediately dismiss the Fair Share plan of being hastily put together.
Really? This coming from the same people that did not consider any alternative funding measures and came directly to the people at the first opportunity they could.
It is time to come together to put a stop to this corporate cabal of charlatan's - The Greater Cleveland Partnership - that have been fleecing this area for far too long.
For those that may not remember - always having their hands in our pockets - the Greater Cleveland Partnership is the same group that pushed the forced sales tax increase for the Med Mart too. And the same as they did then they are doing now - looking straight to the residents to pay for their projects.
Vote No on the Sin Tax (Issue 7)
Below is a copy of the Fair Share Plan from the Coalition Against the Sin Tax.
Fair Share Facility Fee proposal, a preferable alternative to the proposed 20-year $260 million Sin Tax up... by Andrea Torres