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Stop Subsidizing Stadiums

Libertarian Teacher Wrote: May 21, 2012 10:16 AM
Apparently these representatives were as ill-informed as the population, right? Even worse, you have RETIRING members of the Senate saying, "Yeah, sure, I don't care, I'm not up for reelection." Who is to protect us from those who have lost interest or are deaf to the public will?

Never trust politicians to negotiate with jocks; the jocks will win millions of taxpayer dollars and embarrass fans by losing games.

I didn’t always feel opposition to public stadiums; I enjoy attending live sporting events; I like wearing my NFL, NHL and MLB gear and rooting for my favorite teams. But I’m not buying the “Stadiums create jobs!” chant anymore. Here’s why:

1.) Caving To Jocks

Politicians care more about looking cool in front of jocks than representing their constituents. Case in point: The new Vikings Stadium.

Remember the old Metrodome with the roof that collapsed under snow last December? The...