Sunday, January 31, 2010

City-County Councilors Score Super Bowl Tickets

As has been reported, 26 of the 29 members of the Indianapolis City-County Council took the Colts up on their offer to buy two Super Bowl tickets at face value, $800 apiece. It has been confirmed that two of the three councilors who did not accept the Colts' ticket offer were Libertarian Ed Coleman and Republican Christine Scales.

What immediately came to mind was how these councilors, most of whom are ordinary folks with ordinary incomes, were able to quickly come up with $1600 to buy the tickets, as well as a couple more grand for hotel rooms and an airline flight to and from the game. Most middle class families can't afford to spend $3,000 to $4,000 on a sporting event, even if given the opportunity to do so.

I'd be surprised if many of these tickets didn't find their way to a ticket broker for a nice profit.

I hope Councilors know they can't use campaign funds to buy the tickets and that any profit they make on selling the tickets is income that has to be reported as income to the IRS.


Had Enough Indy? said...

Yay Councillor Scales !!! Yay Councillor Coleman !!! Yay Councillor third one !!!

Gary R. Welsh said...

Angela Mansfield is the third councilor who didn't purchase the tickets.