Friday, August 12, 2005

Man Bites Dog...

…And a politician says something can be desirable without deserving a subsidy:
”We need a football team here,” [Los Angeles Mayor Antonio] Villaraigosa told radio host Rikki Kleiman. “It's the entertainment capital of America, and we need a football team here. What I've said, though, is we're not spending public money for it. We're not going to subsidize the building of stadiums.”

“We think the Coliseum would be a great place, and we think there would be private-sector people who would be willing to bring a team here and do what we need to do to make that team successful,” Villaraigosa said.
Nice. If only more politicians felt the same way about…you know, a thousand other things.

1 comment:

Alonso said...

I can't agree with you more. Wealthy people, as a rule, should not be subsidized by the taxpayers. Why is Bush and his ilk doing it then? I'll answer my own question: piggish greed.