Sorry to be a Scrooge for San Diego sports fans on Christmas Day, but we would all do well to heed the lessons from this story in the New York Times as the San Diego Chargers discuss building a new stadium with the public’s help.
NO tax dollars should ever be used to subsidize a private enterprise. I’m a Chargers fan – who isn’t? – and I’ll be wearing my blue & gold for today’s game. But unless the Chargers are also willing to share their profits with their investors, we must stand firm as taxpayers and say NO SUBSIDIES! We can hardly afford to make the kind of mistakes made in Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Milwaukee.