Comment 46124

By realfreeenterpriser (registered) | Posted August 23, 2010 at 14:39:08

From a previous post -

This whole thing smacks of a setup by the likes of DiIanni, Cunningham and the Purple Mafia (pro-development Conservatives who dress like Liberals) Think about it. DiIanni was spouting off about this "offer" weeks ago although he was quoting millions. How did he know? Dreschel's just selling newspapers as usual. In truth, any "offer" became moot the next day when the feds backtracked anyway. Without something in writing what was Eisenberger supposed to say? He'd be accused by the WH side of tipping the balance without having anything to back it up. Don't forget, when the province announced that the feds would only fund an EM stadium but had nothing in writing, the feds denied ever saying it. Eisenberger would have been in the same boat and could easily have been hung out to dry.

The saddest part of this is that it's all predicated on the mistaken belief that somehow a stadium in a location that will further decimate our downtown and eliminate the possibilty of LRT is OK if it's cheaper. When will we learn that every time property values in the downtown go down, everybody else's taxes go up. Every time we take potential tax-paying land like that on the east mountain and turn it into publicly-owned land we shrink the tax base and everybody's taxes go up. Every time we take employment land out of the mix we cause somebody's kid to have to look elswhere for a job.

Of course, none of this matters to Bob Young or to those who are so incredibly shallow that they think all our community has going for it is a football team and whose greatest concern is that they might have to extricate their fat ass from their car. They'll never understand that, as Mayor Eisenberger said, we're not just building a stadium, we're building a city.

p.s. Q - Who was the Mayor when Hamilton's bid for the Commonwealth Games featured a West Harbour stadium? A - Larry DiIanni

Mr. Leadership must have a short memory. Let's hope the voters don't.

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