Methinks our legislators speak with forked tongues. One side of the mouth claims the state has a huge deficit; but the other side keeps promoting more and more ways to spend the money they claim we don't have.
How many more employees will be furloughed or laid off, how many more essential services will be cut cut, how many new taxes and fees will be proposed, all to provide welfare subsidies to rich sports moguls looking for a handout?
If pro sports palaces are so lucrative and really make money for the state, why are millions of dollars of lottery proceeds being diverted away from education every year to subsidize the existing stadiums?
Legislation would support DC United move.
USA Today, 13 Feb 2009 (AP).
Prince George's County delegates will introduce legislation that would allow the D.C. United to move to Maryland and to build a soccer stadium.
Sen. Anthony Muse (D-26) and Delegate Melony Griffith (D-25) will announce the legislation at a news conference on Monday in Largo. Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson and D.C. United co-owner Victor MacFarlane and team president Kevin Payne will also attend.
The Washington Post reports that United has played at 48-year-old Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in D.C. since the franchise was founded in the mid-1990s.
According to a news release, a soccer stadium would costs up to $195 million, but would generate $65 million to $80 million a year in economic impact.
(Posted 13 Feb 2009)