Jerry Richardson met with Thom Tillis seeking $62 million from NC taxpayers, plus the remainder of an estimated $250 million from the City of Charlotte, to renovate Bank of America stadium. usna77's blog Comments but...but...but...what's more important than FOOTBALL? What a crock. I honestly think if they do this taxpayers ought to rebel. The dorks here wanted $40 Mil for baseball...and the people got enough signatures on a petition to force it to a ballot. FAIL. Politicians must be drinking sewer water cuz they're crazier than outhouse rats. Stan Bozarth of course,,,put a gun to the head of the taxpayers it's the Republican way. If their ball team isn't making enough to do renovations, maybe it is time to move...to China. Progressives are the true conservatives. Give a man a fish... ....and he'll be hungry again tomorrow. Give a multi-millionaire a football stadium, and he'll be back in 10 years demanding a new stadium or else he'll move the team somewhere else. ______________________________________________________________________ The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR Looks like Tillis won't try to fleece the whole state but will likely give the Queen City permission to fleece local taxpayers. Interesting how "home rule taxing power" is a fitting solution for communities that want to placate a bunch of brain-damaged jocks, but not appropriate for communities that want to provide next-generation internet services to their citizens.