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Old 09-15-2011, 11:01 AM   #1
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MTV's 'Jersey Shore' costs taxpayers $420K

MTV's 'Jersey Shore' costs taxpayers $420K | 6abc.com

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The state Economic Development Authority on Wednesday approved covering $420,000 of the production costs for the hit reality series' inaugural 2009 season.

Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon told the Statehouse Bureau of The Star-Ledger of Newark and The Record newspaper he can't believe taxpayers are paying "for fake tanning for `Snooki' and `The Situation."'

The show centers on the cast living it up along the beach and boardwalk in Seaside Heights.

Seaside Heights Mayor P. Kenneth Hershey says the local economy gets a boost when the cast is in the town.

Gov. Chris Christie suspended the film tax credit program in 2010 to close a budget deficit.
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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As if there wasnt enough reasons to hate that show already huh....

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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There are a couple guys at my gym who look like they want to be on that show. They do only curls and crunches, and listen to dance music on their cell phones WITH NO EARBUDS. I almost told one of them what the score was once, but there was no other music playing at the time, so I let it slide.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:05 PM   #5
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The question is: did the show stimulate local businesses enough to increase tax revenues in the area by at least $420k? Somehow I doubt it...
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Screw the show, their making big bucks off of the shows success (sadly) and now Jersey will assist with their bills? Please... get out of NJ!
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