Dec 6, 2004
The deal that Washington D.C.'s Mayor Williams made with Major League Baseball is a total rip-off. The district is supposed to pick up the tab for the new stadium. The owners of the baseball teams don't pay a dime, but they will make tons of money.
No public monies should be used to build the stadium or upgrade the infrastructure to support the stadium. How dare they propose to build a stadium for the benefit of private enterprise after closing D.C. General Hospital!
D.C. schools are falling apart; students are not getting the attention they need. The roads have potholes, bridges are collapsing, and our cars are falling through the cracks. Department of Motor Vehicle lines are out the door. The list goes on and on. The money Williams proposes to give to the baseball owners should go to the schools and the hospitals.
This is just another handout to the wealthy. So far the score is:
Baseball team owners – 63 home runs; DC residents - zero.