- "There may be good reasons for taxpayers to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome, but helping the local economy is not among them."
- "Is having a football team a matter of civic pride? Perhaps. Does the city's image benefit from a place in the nation's most successful sports league? Undoubtedly."
- "If public officials want to make a case for pouring money into a football stadium, they can try to use such quality-of-life arguments. If they start talking about economic benefits, though, taxpayers should hold on to their wallets."
I am a liberal socially and politically. Tell me that my taxes will be raised for our devastated city school system, no problem. Tell me that my taxes will go up to subsidize more free lunches, welfare and food stamps for the needy, no problem. Tell me that my taxes will increase to cover the rebuilding of our shameful highways and bridges, no problem.