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Tag: Hooray for Hollyweird?
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Consider this a double feature with CS, and Jarrett Skorup at Mac Center
The Disney blockbuster "Oz: The Great and Powerful" opens tonight. The film cost the studio about $200 million to make, but Michigan taxpayers chipped in substantially for the production through the state's generous film subsidy program. In fact, the state paid more per taxpayer than the average price of a movie ticket - Michigan residents should be seeing the film for free.
What total crap. Lansing could only find a way to free up 29% of the monies for maintaining our waterways in comparison to what Hollywood ripped off on one movie filmed in a mismanaged broke-ass city with an EFM. You read that right. $11.5M, and STEALING $8.7M from projects already underway to pay for dredging.
The Governerd's half billion dollar piggy bank? Hands off. Damn near $40M in our tax dollars sent to Disney with assets totaling $74.8 Billion? No problem. The Water Wonderland? Take a hike.
This is why politicians are despised.
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