MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Nearly 75 percent of registered voters in Wisconsin are opposed to using state funds to construct a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, according to a poll released last week by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Urban Initiatives and Research.

But since the government loves spending taxpayer dollars, don’t be surprised if those voices are ignored.

It’s not like politicians or bureaucrats are risking their own money building a $400 million, state-of-the-art facility for an NBA team that had the worst record and lowest attendance this past season.