Should Taxpayers Foot the Bill for 'Jersey Shore' Production?

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You've probably heard of "Jersey Shore," the hit television series on MTV that documents a group of roommates (mostly from New York) who love to party, play pranks on each other and make up code words for intimate relations.

But what you may not have heard, and according to NorthJersey.com, is that New Jersey taxpayers will be responsible for paying up to $420,000 for the 2009 production costs of the show after a state film tax credit was approved by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority Wednesday.

To read the full story from NorthJersey.com, click here.

On Thursday, Sen. Joe Vitale (D-Middlesex) called on Gov. Chris Christie to veto the state tax credit, according to NJ.com.

To read the full story from NJ.com, click here.

While this has upset some state lawmakers, Seaside Heights Mayor P. Kenneth Hershey has said that the show has helped stimulate the local economy down there, according to NorthJersey.com.

For today's Question of the Day, we're asking: Do you think taxpayers should be responsible for paying the film tax credit for shows like "Jersey Shore?" If not, what do you think the money could have been better spent on?

Join the conversation in the comments below, and feel free to participate in our poll.

lorraine steinheimer September 16, 2011 at 02:59 PM
this show should be taken off the air, they are a group of low lifes,shame on them ,who in their right mind enjoys watching their awful behavior,they are poisoning the teens minds.


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