Coddling the Wealthy

One of the oddest extravagances governments indulge in is building stadiums and arenas for professional sports teams that pay players hundreds of millions of dollars. Surely these teams can afford to build their own. Why spend on luxuries when so many necessities go begging? Why should people who cannot afford to, or who have no interest in, attending live sports events subsidise those who can afford to spend hundreds of dollars per game for tickets?

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)