What’s $90 million among taxpayers?

So, when they first sold us on the new stadium for the Nationals, they said the stadium construction would cost $244 million. That’s a good chunk of change, but the city said okay. Well, now it’s $337 Million. First the land was $77.1M, now it’s $100M. Of course, how are we handling this? By cutting infrastructural needs around the stadium area: roads, metro, all of these will have to be paid for separately.

Chris Needham says:

Fat cat lobbyists, rest easy! Your precious pleasure dome isn’t being sacrificed! You’re still getting 78 luxury boxes stacked neatly in two rows to raise the riff-raff in the upper deck further away from your important business meetings (even though the Stadium Agreement asked for just 74). And you’re still getting your 3,000 club seats, so you can lay back in your leather chairs having young black kids from the ghetto give you all the hotdogs you can jam into your gullet for a few bucks an hour.

I love the Nats, I really do, but this stadium situation is turning into a nightmare.

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