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Stop Subsidizing Stadiums

sam allen Wrote: May 21, 2012 5:39 PM
I agree with most of it. As a Minnesota taxpayer, I agree with this article. My local Republican state representative voted for the stadium and argues that the GOP would have gotten killed if it did not go through. I think he is full of hooey. I am less likely to vote for him now. The base was strong, and frankly for the sake of Minnesota and other cities I was hoping we would be the state that finally said no to paying these millionaires/billionaires more from the public coffers.

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...