Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Local Media All Giddy About Pacers' $90 Million Deal With Paul George
Sports reporters in Indianapolis can't contain their excitement about the announcement that the Pacers are signing All-Star forward Paul George for a five-year deal estimated to be worth $90 million. Never mind that the people paying for these multi-year gazillion dollar contracts are Indianapolis taxpayers who provide the Pacers a free arena in which to play and are now apparently on the hook for providing permanent subsidies in the tens of millions of dollars annually just to keep their billionaire owner Herb Simon content and permit us the privilege of allowing our community to continue hosting his team. While the CIB is sitting on a cash surplus of over $70 million just waiting to be tapped by the greedy billionaire and his players, Indianapolis taxpayers are being told that they've been bad because they're not paying enough in taxes and that's why crime is increasing and cops are getting shot. Who cares if you can't afford to pay for health care or other essentials for daily living, let alone take on even higher taxes? As long as Herb Simon and his overpaid basketball players are happy, then all is well.