July 31, 2015

Volume 1 Issue 11

State Representative Janel Brandtjen

The Arena Numbers Add up to a Win for Wisconsin:

By now everyone in Wisconsin has heard all the reasons to build or not build an arena in downtown Milwaukee.  Should we keep the Bucks or let them go to Seattle?  In the end there was only one real question to be answered,  "Is the state of Wisconsin better off keeping the Milwaukee Bucks in Wisconsin, even if the state was to commit $3.5 million a year for 20 years to help build a new sports complex?".  Keeping the concept simple, the player's salaries bring in $6.5 million per year in revenue while the state's portion of the financing is locked in at $3.5 million for 20 years, thus the player's salaries alone will net $3 million a year. The taxpayers of Wisconsin are also responsible for between $70 and $120 million worth of maintenance costs for the Bradley Center. The new agreement absolves the taxpayers of that obligation and gets us out of the arena business.

Here are some other numbers to consider.

1. The average attendance of a Buck's game is 15,000.  With 41 home games that adds up to 615,000 fans per year.

2. The average price of a ticket is $50.  615,000 multiplied by 50 is over $30 million a year on tickets alone.  615,00 fans is a lot of people paying for parking, taking cabs, buying brats and beer and shopping for souvenirs. The sales tax on the ticket sales alone each year is over $1.5 million.

3. The Bucks employ many more people than 15 basketball players. There are many top level professionals on the Milwaukee Buck's payroll. The Bucks employ well over 100 people and that is not including the vendors, game day ushers and maintenance staff.


Planned Parenthood Exposed:

In a another disturbing video that was released this week by The Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood clearly is selling children's body parts and the doctor is filmed discussing how not to get caught.  To make matters even more alarming the California Superior Court has put a temporary restraining order prohibiting the group from releasing the remaining videos. Planned Parenthood is in trouble and their defenders know it.

God Bless Wisconsin! 



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