Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Should Taxpayers Fork Over $500 Million For New Vikings Stadium?


I grew up in love with the NFL and was fortunate enough to play 11 years in the league, but I think something has gone obviously wrong with the league. I hear all the time that too many players have an entitlement mentality.

If players have an entitlement mentality, what about the owners. They seem to feel that they deserve to have people fork over billions of dollars to build them a new stadium to help them make more money.I just read that Minnesota taxpayers are going to fork out $300 million dollars to help build a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. They’re also kicking in another $100-$175 million dollars for transportation improvements in the area.

Are you kidding me? Throughout the country, we’re closing schools and laying off police but we’ve got $300 million dollars to give to Minnesota Vikings billionaire owner Zygi Wilf.

Wilf is a billionaire real estate developer who has built many malls throughout the country. He’s a billionaire but they’re going to tax average citizens of Minnesota so that Wilf can build more suites in a new stadium, so that he can make more money.

We all know our politicians are never going to stop spending, but do we need to be paying for a new stadium for a billionaires to get richer.

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