It turns out that you can really piss off the corporate welfare crowd with Tweets like this one:
I may be a bit too fiscally conservative for Save The Vikings Lobbyist, Cory Merrifield’s taste. Personally, I think that private companies with access to private capital should rely upon private capital for capital improvement projects rather than bending the public over a barrel.
It would be hard to think of a worse idea that having the public pay for a building that is only useful to one private company. What’s the point in owning such a building? Doesn’t that put the public in a position of being held hostage by a private company?
More succinctly, if spending a billion dollars on a new stadium was a good investment, private investors would be all over the opportunity to be involved. We’re currently living in a time where finding a decent yield on any investment can be difficult. In this climate, if private investors STILL aren’t interested in touching the Vikings stadium deal, you know that the public is being asked to throw money at a horrible financial transaction.