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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Michael Putney asks why should we pay for upgrades to Dolphin Stadium.

In an Op Ed piece today, Michael Putney asks why taxpayers should foot the bill for upgrades to the football stadium. He also answers the question with an excellent list of why we shouldn't:

We've just committed $490 million to a baseball stadium. The public schools have recently taken a multimillion-dollar hit because state tax revenues have dropped again. Jackson Memorial is so broke it can't pay for dialysis treatments for the poor. One in 10 home mortgages is in foreclosure. Unemployment is at a 30-year high. And in this environment taxpayers are supposed to fork over $250 million to bring a football stadium up to NFL standards?

I don't think so.

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