Mr. Swann, who endorsed the Isle of Capri proposal Wednesday, criticized the fact that Mr. Rendell's plan would rely on slots revenue -- which he called "taxpayer dollars" -- that could be available to other purposes.
The plan "means taxpayers will continue paying for a new arena until the year 2037 -- despite the private sector's willingness to make the same investment at no cost to taxpayers," Mr. Swann said in a statement.
You are so right Mr. Swann, IOC has a magic pot of money that will come from a magic source that will build the arena.
Using this numbskulls logic, the Penguins salary comes from ticket revenue that is also "taxplayer dollars". Maybe he can find a magic pot of money that will pay those salaries.
No matter what plan is used, the "taxpayers" will be the ones carrying the burden for the development of a new arena, just to enhance the revenue stream for the Penguins.