"The [Greensboro Partnership] has reportedly launched a “six-figure, month-long media blitz of television, radio, print and online ads aimed at building public support for a new [PAC].”
In other words, they’re turning up the heat on [Greensboro] — build a new [PAC] or lose [relatively good traveling broadway shows, operas, and classical music concerts].
Never mind that [Greensboro] can’t afford it and that the public would be on the hook for 90% of the (at least) [$70 million] it will take to build it.
The ad campaign says the [PAC] will be “owned by the great [City of Greensboro]” and bring “over 7,000 jobs and $300 million in wages.”
As Neil DeMaus...writes, “No clue where those numbers are from, but, of course, campaign ads aren’t subject to truth-in-advertising laws, so who cares?”
But perhaps most galling is the campaign’s claims that the [PAC would] belong to [Greensboro Taxpayers], which is the complete opposite of the truth.
In one of the ads, the narrator says, “This is our [PAC]. This is our state. This is our home.”
Actually, the [City of Greensboro] don’t own the [PAC]...
The [Greensboro Partnership] and its owners are perfectly willing to “share” the [PAC] when it comes to the costs needed to run it, but have no qualms about privatizing the profit and taking every lost dollar from [taxpayers].
Let’s just hope this [PAC] ad campaign comes in handy for [Greensboro Taxpayers] if a new [PAC] isn’t built..."