It turns out that people lobbying for the Vikings Stadium Welfare Program don’t like having Zygi Wilf’s business interests described as welfare:
They don’t think “welfare” is an appropriate description of Zygi Wilf and the Vikings organizations’ begging for government funded financial aid:
Apparently, we’re not supposed to call providing Zygi Wilf’s private business with public dollars corporate welfare:
Because, according to Christopher Tubbs (@CMTubbs) and @VIKESSTADIUM, it’s not a fact, but an opinion that government funded financial aid for a person or organiztion in need is welfare:
Here is the deal: if you’re asking for corporate welfare, it’s welfare. If you don’t like the label, don’t ask for government funds for your private sports entertainment business. Don’t try to pretend that the label doesn’t fit.
In reality, welfare isn’t a strong enough word to describe giving public dollars to a private, wealthy, entertainment business. True welfare helps people that are REALLY IN NEED, not people who are REALLY IN WANT. A more accurate term to describe the Save the Vikings plan is “Fiscally Irresponsible”.