Monday, February 11, 2013

Believe it or Not! By Geniusofdespair

From the Miami Herald

Michael Putney asked Dolphins CEO Mike Dee to respond to criticism that the plan is “welfare for billionaires.” Dee answered: “Just because somebody is wealthy enough doesn’t mean he should invest money in a way that is unwise."

????? Okay to be unwise for us...not for him?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nobody put a gun to Steve Ross's head and forced him to buy the Dolphins and the Joe Robbie Stadium. Any owner has the ability to maintain his team and his property in a manner to maximize appreciation. Since Steve Ross is worth over $4 BILLION he can afford any renovations he desires. If Steve Ross wants he can sell the team and the stadium to another billionaire.

Anonymous said...

That's the funniest thing I read all day. I didn't watch the interview, I'll go online now!

It is worrisome that they're so confident the voter's will approve this. I have to wonder what their game plan is. I'm sure it involves a whole bunch of political consultants, AB brokers & lobbyists!

Babalawo said...

seems silly to get worked up over a quote w/out context. watch the putney show. herald pointed it out this morning. dee said something like "ross' ability to invest is not limitless." anyway, who cares? this isnt passing. gotta give fins credit for letting us vote it down, no? HA!

Anonymous said...

It's not going to pass, no matter how many consultants they hire.

Anonymous said...

The other comment that Mike Dee made that got lost in translation ( no one picked up on it) is when he said that "they were paying for the Great MAYORITY of the improvements." How can 201 million versus 199 million be the great Mayoirty? Isn't that stretching it a bit???

Anonymous said...

Dee is smiling because he knows it will pass; Miami-Dade voters are stupid.

Anonymous said...

This "welfare for billionaire" scam got a recommendation from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Yup, the same bunch of idiots who endorsed the Marlins scam. Don't those chumps ever learn?

Anonymous said...

Related/Steve Ross are looking in to increasing their Watson Island investments to 50% - $400 million. Hey, isn't that the price tag for the upgrades to the Dolphins privately owned entity? I say, let him put that "investment" money in to the Dolphins first, then increase his holding on Watson Island? I bet I can take a push poll and most would agree with me!

What a bunch of BS this whole Dolphin upgrade stuff is! And, I agree with one of the voters. Unfortunately, Miami Dade voters are stupid. Just look at Daphne Campbell & Lynda Bell to name two off hand!

Anonymous said...

So true. Steve Ross doesn't have enough money to renovate his privately owned Sun Life Stadium yet he has plenty of money to buy out the failed Turkish developer on Watson Island? Our elected officials better say No to "bailouts for billionaires".