Wednesday, December 15, 2004


Three Cheers for DC City Council

Council Approves Altered Stadium Deal
Requirement for 50% Private Financing Leaves Team's D.C. Future in Question

Three cheers for Council woman Linda Cropp. She stopped the horrible stadium financing plan cold last night by passing an amendment that requires the team owners to pay 1/2 the stadium costs (currently pegged at $500 million dollars). I'm all for baseball in DC, but the economic benefits to the city as a whole are questionable at best. It's beyond irresponsible to spend that kind of public money on a private venture while some of the public schools in DC don't have window panes or books. If you live in the suburbs, quit your complaining, unless of course you'd agree to a commuter tax to finance this boondogle.

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