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Stop Subsidizing Stadiums

tim_lebsack Wrote: May 21, 2012 11:22 AM
"Our legislators acted on our behalf." This legislative action is the problem because..... "no subjugation of the people's will or rights." This is untrue. The people who voted "No" also had to pay. You'll argue majority rule of course. I suggest you go back to the top of my comment and read it again. Some people did not wish to contribute. You wanted their money, did not have the decency to ask for voluntary donations so you asked the legislature to force compliance. Violence - not attractive.

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...