Sports Teams Are Stealing From Taxpayers

Do you like going to your favorite team’s games? You might—but regardless, you’re already paying for that ticket, you just don’t know it. That’s because the vast majority of stadiums are built using taxpayer money. Despite sports franchises being privately owned, team owners will negotiate with cities for huge subsidies to build stadiums. Learn how stadium subsidies hurt taxpayers while helping the wealthy owners of sports teams in our…

Seattle Head Tax Meets Reality

In a vote this week, Seattle’s City Council voted to repeal the employee hours tax it passed last month. Better known as the “Amazon jobs tax” or “head tax,” the measure imposed a tax of $275 per full-time employee on companies in Seattle grossing over $20 million dollars a year—quite literally a tax on jobs. Amazingly, the Council’s initial proposal was even worse: A $500 tax per employee. This…

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