I had a chance to talk about the transfer of wealth from Minnesotans to a New Jersey businessman via a publicly subsidized Vikings stadium on The Rick Smith Show tonight. Pennsylvania’s progressive talk radio listeners got to hear about how Minnesota progressives are working to transfer money to the 1%.
Thanks to Sumnums for recording the segment.
In related news, Sank has a good post up about the challenges of being a Vikings fans, while not being able to ignore the finances of the current stadium bill.
He describes the same issue the legislature is dealing with. Unfortunately, based on tonight’s MN House floor session, it don’t seem to have figured out an agreeable way to offload the non-rational costs onto irrational fans who clearly see more value in the team than what can be justified at the state or city level.
I hope the Senate will continue to improve the bill from where it is today before it reaches the desk of the state’s #1 corporate welfare lobbyist, Mark Dayton.