Marlins Get Last $42 Million From Miami-Dade County

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Based on what happened at yesterday's Miami-Dade County Commission meeting, there is no way the taxpayers are getting their money back. Let's face it, folks: The county is not going to sue or cut off the Marlins at this point, which is why county commissioners approved issuing $42 million in bonds to complete financing for the $515 million stadium. Had the county refused to release the final installment, Miami-Dade would be on the hook for any cost overruns caused by delaying the $42 million, according to Mayor Carlos Gimenez's explanation to commissioners. 


"There is nothing on this agenda that gags me more than this item, OK," Gimenez said. "But we don't want to be held liable for not fulfilling our contractual obligation. The Marlins have complied with every single thing. There is no way for me to get around it."

But the newly elected mayor promised to go back to the Marlins and Major League Baseball to win some concessions from the baseball club that blatantly lied to Miami-Dade taxpayers to get its ballpark. 



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Marlins are deadbeats
Marlins are deadbeats

This $42 Million bond will require $100+ Million in payments to pay it back.

This $42 mil is to pay the rent FOR the Marlins.

Carlos Alvarez and 9 idiot County Commissioners and 4 idiot City commissioners voted to give over $3 BILLION to the Marlins.

Prison please
Prison please

$3+ BILLION disaster.

Carlos Alvarez, George Burgess, Ex-Mayor Manny Diaz and Pete Hernandez and disgraced CFO Larry Spring all should go to prison for stealing $3 BILLION from the taxpayers.

Eddy Gonzo
Eddy Gonzo

I love the way Miami-Dade County cries poverty,yet they give away millions to a loser team. It seems every project they stick their hands in turns into a money pit.

40+ Years of payments
40+ Years of payments

Now the taxpayers get stuck paying off the bonds. Over $3 BILLION over at least 40 years.

Empty seats, empty promises
Empty seats, empty promises

The average paid attendance at Marlins home games is about 1,200. They give away thousands of tickets and of course they have oceans of empty seats.

Scammers from NY Jeff Loria and David Samson convinced stupid elected officials to give them over $3 BILLION.

Canadian Marlins
Canadian Marlins

The Marlins are owned by a Canadian named Jeffrey Loria. He lives in NYC and after Carlos Alvarez and 9 of the idiot County Commissioners voted to give over $3 Billion of the taxpayers dollars to the Marlins he celebrated by buying a $40 Mil beach house for himself. In NY.

Patricio
Patricio

I hate that Spaceship!!  I miss the old OB!!!  The last thing we want is to have to pay more to those scum-sucking Marlins.  I think there will be another effort to have them pay their fair share.  Can anyone say BOYCOTT?!?!?

$3 BIL stolen
$3 BIL stolen

Carlos Alvarez and disgraced ex- mayor of Miami Manny "I love concrete" Diaz helped the Canadian owner of the Marlins steal over $3 BILLION from the taxpayers of Miami-Dade County.

$3 BILLION stolen

Erik9108
Erik9108

It makes me sick that I have to look at this "thing" every time I drive to work.

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