Sunday, June 6, 2010

Inequitable Interchange

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is going to use eminent domain to obtain non-blighted land and spend millions on an interchange for Whistling Straits golf course. "The interchange, which will be open for a week or so every few years, " Tom Daykin reports.

The blatantly private beneficiary and the use of eminent domain for such are highly problematic. Especially for something that will rarely be used and of utilization to such a select few.

For those who are going to trot out the line, "But sports grow the economy and add jobs." No, they don't.

For Further Reading:
A Closer Look At Stadium Subsidies
Stadium Swindle

1 comment:

Zach W. said...

What a complete waste of money. I'm sure there's a million better ways that money could have been utilized, especially given the state's budget difficulties.