I watched on CNN how they just got done rebuilding the Louisiana SuperDome, and I thought….gee….they must be proud of themselves. They’ll keep the dudes in the sports bars and the athletes happy. So how much did they spend to DO this?
One hundred and eighty-four MILLION dollars! Let that number just soak in for a minute.
And now think about all those residents and displaced people who are STILL living in shelters, out on the street, or in whatever place they can find to live, and then see if you still feel as comfy with that amount being built on a sporting arena. I know if I was a resident of Louisiana, I would not be comfy with that thought at all – especially if my home was destroyed in that hurricane last year. That money could have been spent on getting houses rebuilt, or houses BUILT for those who are without a place to live instead of some sporting arena. Is there a practical reason for that course of action? I sure hope so, because I’m not seeing one.
Somehow it makes even less sense than all those mobile homes just sitting there, not being used…when they COULD be used to help families rebuild their lives after one of the worst disasters we’ve faced in a very long time.
It just gob-smacks me….$184,000,000.00!!! ON A SPORTING ARENA – rather than humanitarian reasons. What ARE they thinking……or ARE they thinking??
So next time you’re watching some team play in that newly-rebuilt stadium, be sure to raise your glasses, and say a few prayers for all those residents who are still struggling to survive, just to make sure your favorite athletes have a nice place to play sports in.