Monday, May 19, 2014

Spend It and They Will Come

This past Saturday local political dignitaries and others gathered to celebrate the opening of the newest light rail station at Target Field:

Who knew spending other people's money could be so much fun?

In a time of economic uncertainty, runaway entitlements that no one wants to talk about much less deal with, and rising national debt you might think our elected leaders would be at least a little more circumspect when it comes to our spending priorities.

“They thought let’s not just make this a plain old transit stop, let’s make this a public space,” Senator Amy Klobuchar said.

Yeah, 'cause why should we settle for a boring, less expensive option when we can get a cool public space for a mere $85 million. It’s not like it’s our money we’re spending anyway, right?