Monday, August 19, 2013

Fascism Comes to Frisco, Tx

Football fascism has once again reared its ugly head in North Texas. Jerry Jones and his band of thieves known as the Dallas Cryboys (dubious members of that countrywide crime syndicate known as the National Football League) are moving their practice facility from Irving to Frisco- all bought and paid for by local tax slaves.

Jones has partnered with some local Frisco government gangs to pull of this incredible heist of $115 million:

*The city of Frisco spends $30 million stolen from tax serfs from the existing Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (a slush fund for developers) surrounding Stonebriar Centre mall.

*The Frisco Community Development Corporation (a corporate slush fund distributing stolen money) also agrees to spend $25 million in sales tax revenue for the project, making it an $85 million facility, which the city will own and the Dallas Cowboys will lease.

*Frisco ISD [yes, the school district] will have exclusive use of the 12,000 seat indoor facility on Thursday and Friday nights, meaning high school football teams will play there. For this privilege they will dish out $30 million of stolen money.

The only money that Jones actually pays, that I can find, is a paltry, grand total of $1.5 million a year for maintenance of the indoor facility.

This new heist by the Jones Mafia pales in comparison to what he pulled off this past decade when he conned the tax slaves of Arlington to pony up $325 million to help build his billion dollar playpen to house his millionaire jocks. But at least, in that case, the tax slaves were given the courtesy of an election to decide whether to be pilfered or not. The serfs residing in Frisco not only didn’t get a chance to voice their approval or disapproval by way of a ballot, they didn’t even get a public hearing!

The amount the city and school district will pay was approved in a flash on Monday. The City Council OK’d the deal in a closed-door session. Three city boards met within an hour of one another followed by a school board meeting less than two hours later. The voting began at 4:45 p.m. and secured across the board approval by 8:15 p.m.

There was no public input, nor has the city announced a tax hike to help subsidize the development.

Of course, no tax hike will be announced now. That would be bad marketing. Better to wait a little while until the inevitable budget deficits rear their ugly heads.

“We have a master plan in Frisco, we know where we’re going. We have visiting sessions with our council annually and semi-annually; these decisions get on the radar,” [Frisco Mayor Maher] Maso said. “What you’re seeing here is really on the tail end of our entire visioning.”

Yes, the vision of the anointed ruling class cannot be doubted in any way. No need for the mundane to question and learn details of how their money is being stolen and transferred to a billionaire. No need for them to question and dispute ludicrous promises of “economic development” and prosperity for all.

Unfortunately, after robbing both Arlington and Frisco, Jones may have even more victims in his greedy gaze. His goal is to make his Cryboys not just a Dallas institution, but a regional one:

“When you look at what we’re about with the Dallas Cowboys, it’s a regional thing, it’s North Texas.”

God help us.

Resistance is Mandatory
No rulers
No masters

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