It’s great to hear the Minnesota Vikings’ Zygi Wilf admit that it’s more important for him to receive welfare than it is for the citizens of the State of Minnesota to have a say in whether Zygi qualifies for welfare.
Well, I guess he didn’t exactly say that. Instead, he said that Ramsey County should cover his welfare checks in the same way that Hennepin County covers the Twins’ welfare checks:
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said the same should occur for the Vikings’ stadium proposal. “We would like to be held on the same playing field as the Twins,” Wilf said to reporters after a very brief question-and-answer session with audience members at the St. Paul Rotary luncheon.
Asked if he thought a referendum would fail, Wilf said he couldn’t say.
And, Wilf wouldn’t say whether taxpayers would go along with his personal welfare proposal because he didn’t want to go on record as THAT much of a welfare queen. There are times when it’s better to keep your mouth shut.
But, Rochelle Olson did manage to get Ramsey County Commissioner, Tony Bennett, to go on the record with a referendum prediction in the very next paragraph of her article:
But Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett told the 100-plus Rotarians at the luncheon that any referendum, including the sales tax for a stadium, would fail “in this climate.”
To me, it sounds like Commissioner Bennett is saying, “Sure, Zygi Wilf is a welfare queen, but he’s OUR welfare queen. Sure, he lives in New Jersey, but we should STILL force taxpayers to subsidize his private entertainment business. Sure, there are other locally owned businesses, actual general welfare issues like education, healthcare, and bridge maintenance that we could better invest our limited resources in, but Zygi really wants our money so we should give it to him.”
It makes me wonder who Tony Bennett is really representing in this attempt to redistribute wealth to outstate wealthy.