Sports Writer Says “NO Games!”

Patrick Kissane of Chi-Town Daily News thinks that public subsidies of for-profit sports stadiums are rip offs. And he thinks the 2016 Olympics would be one, too…

We live in a truly Orwellian place called Chicago. Guided by the mayor and the local Olympic boosters, we are being sold tripe about the economic benefits to the 2016 games. The mayor has defended tax increases by calling them abatements, has sold us tax increases by saying they won’t effect us, just tourists…I am a citizen of Chicago, I am upset by the mismanagement by the city of its assets. I do not believe the committee and this mayor any more. I say NO to the games. NO to taxpayers assuming the risk. NO to this mayor and this inept City Council and even worse Cook County government. Read the full column.

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