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Old 08-21-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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If there was an accurate way of accounting for it, I have to believe that the costs incurred by businesses for the disruption the RNC is creating far exceed any profits created by their presence. And what about those businesses forced to close? Is the RNC paying the furloughed workers? Are they reimbursing the business for lost profits?

A good example of this is the Sobiks sub shop in the County Center. They closed last Friday because the building is being closed down for two weeks. That has got to take a toll on their bottom line. And how are the workers paying their bills for those two weeks?

Yes, the Federal government and the RNC are paying a portion of the costs, but certainly not covering all of them. As a result of this, consumers, business people ant taxpayers are picking up the difference.

I see no net gain here, unlike an event such as the Superbowl.

RM
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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If there was an accurate way of accounting for it, I have to believe that the costs incurred by businesses for the disruption the RNC is creating far exceed any profits created by their presence. And what about those businesses forced to close? Is the RNC paying the furloughed workers? Are they reimbursing the business for lost profits?

A good example of this is the Sobiks sub shop in the County Center. They closed last Friday because the building is being closed down for two weeks. That has got to take a toll on their bottom line. And how are the workers paying their bills for those two weeks?

Yes, the Federal government and the RNC are paying a portion of the costs, but certainly not covering all of them. As a result of this, consumers, business people ant taxpayers are picking up the difference.

I see no net gain here, unlike an event such as the Superbowl.

RM

this whole post is pure speculation, got any data on that?
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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It was written as being speculative, asking what may be rhetorical questions.

I did ask an employee of Sobiks last week if they were being paid while closed, or going to work at another store, and the answer was a disgusted "No".

If there is a mechanism for reimbursement for costs incurred, either from the government or RNC, I would like to know about it.

RM
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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Gosh, if only there was some way to plan for this occurrence a whole year in advance....

Were the owners/employees told about the RNC last week?
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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Since I have to go downtown that week, maybe I should buy a baseball bat!???? (In case!) hahaha

Is Tampa police not trained the same way as the rest of the police in the US? if they are trained the same, then they should KNOW what to do!
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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No there isn't...
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It was written as being speculative, asking what may be rhetorical questions.

I did ask an employee of Sobiks last week if they were being paid while closed, or going to work at another store, and the answer was a disgusted "No".

If there is a mechanism for reimbursement for costs incurred, either from the government or RNC, I would like to know about it.

RM

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Police confiscate bricks, pipes from downtown Tampa rooftop | TBO.com
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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There seems to be a lot going on around the Trop lately. Big barricades and fences are being erected. The same ones used for the Indy race in March. Don't think the city has plans for an upcoming race. Could be wrong. Looks like there's going to be a huge amount of security around the Trop for RNC. There will not be any protesting within several hundred feet of the Trop the way the barricades are being set up.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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There seems to be a lot going on around the Trop lately. Big barricades and fences are being erected. The same ones used for the Indy race in March. Don't think the city has plans for an upcoming race. Could be wrong. Looks like there's going to be a huge amount of security around the Trop for RNC. There will not be any protesting within several hundred feet of the Trop the way the barricades are being set up.
There is exactly 1 event in St. Pete... the opening ceremony is at the trop, and the city got 1 million $$$ for it.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Tropical Storm Isaac forms in Atlantic, RNC organizers keep wary eye on storm's track | wtsp.com

There is concern that the weather may not cooperate.
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