Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The City of Green Bay wants their Taste.

"The Green Bay City Council has approved an ordinance requiring scalpers to buy a permit to sell tickets outside Lambeau Field."

It will now cost scalpers $800.00 to get a permit to sell/scalp tickets in the designated area by Lambeau Field

You have to love local politicians they see someone else making money and the first thing they think "How can we get a taste of this?"

I am sorry what exactly did the City of Green Bay do to earn this money what services did they provide?

There was a TV show called Wiseguy and in the season finale of the first season, one of the Mob bosses explains to the main character who he now knows is a FBI undercover agent. "the reason the Government goes after the mob has nothing to do with fighting crime it is the fact the Mob is not giving the government a "taste" ie paying taxes on their profits.

That line has always stuck with me scalping tickets for sporting events is what it is I have bought and sold tickets through brokers hell didn't MLB create Stub Hub?

Once again why should the City of Green Bay get a taste for doing nothing.

One final question isn't the area where you can "legally" scalp tickets in Ashwaubenon anyway? How can the City of Green Bay require you to have a permit to sell your tickets in another city?

So do you need the permit to scalp your ticket on Ebay or Stub Hub or through a Broker?

Everyone wants to wet their beak

Chris

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