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Stop Subsidizing Stadiums

tim_lebsack Wrote: May 21, 2012 10:55 AM
re: "If they want to raise taxes frivolously by building sports facilities, they should put the question on a ballot so the people can decide." Katie Kieffer, this is the mistake Republicans make. A proper statement - "If they want money to build a sports facility, they should request donations from investors, not steal money from taxpayers."

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...