A champion against corporate welfare, and rare ally i have on the left is Ed Kohler of "The Deets". He is a nice guy, but brainwashed none the less, living in the echo chamber of MInneapolis. However, what aligns us is his impeccable work aaginst Zigy Wilf who is the owner of the Minnesota Vikings and rich man who has bent over the Minnesota taxpayer to subsidize himself a new stadium. there's already enough reasons not to attend a Minnesota Viking's game
1. They suck and have never won a superbowl
2. None of them are from Minnesota and are merely people fat, overweight men live vicariously and Monday Morning Quarterback through.
3. Parking sucks
4. Subsidized by the taxpayer
can be added to the list.
However, a friend of mine sent me this:
"Football sponsorship is a big business."
And the "football" he's talking about is not "football," it's soccer.
Apparently over in the old country casinos and gambling companies are allowed to sponsor various soccer teams. The two meld together well since you can bet on sports, so an alliance between the gambling industry and professional sports would make sense.
The article cites problems, wondering if there are drawbacks to such an alliance, and of course casinos are not the end all be all of every economy's problems. But if Deadwood and Indian reservations are any proxy, why not use gambling to pay Zigy his "Wilfare" (as Ed likes to call it) and leave the tax payer alone.
I know, I know. Me and my stupid simple economic solutions to simple economic problems. If all of the politicians were dead maybe we could make some headway.