Thursday, May 19, 2005

Jets Stadium - Your Dollars At Work

Joe Bruno wants a little more information on how many of our tax dollars are going to be going to building a new stadium for Jets. This is an interesting quote:

"I'm hearing total commitment is close to $1 billion (of taxpayer dollars)," Bruno said. "I don't know what the hell it is. It's time to get it more in the open."

So we are going to be on the hook for $1 billion. And one of our top politicians has no idea "what the hell it is" that is making up this billion. And yet....George Pataki wanted to force a vote on this issue yesterday. Feeling better about how your tax dollars are spent if the Governor is calling for a vote on $1 billion and no one knows "what the hell it is"?

But your Governor is just looking out for you, according to him.

"I just want to do what is right for the people of New York, that is to build the stadium, to get it approved, and I'm going to continue to push for it."

He really wants to give away your billion dollars. It's what is right for you.

Jets owner Woody Johnson has raised a lot of money for George Bush. He was even a Bush Ranger. Could it be that Pataki wants to make Woody happy so that he can help fund Pataki's presidential aspirations?