Skip to comments.Business, civic leaders hope Vikings stadium will be boon to jobless
Posted on 06/18/2012 8:50:18 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
The Minnesota Vikings' new $975 million stadium is expected to bring construction jobs to parts of Minneapolis hit hardest by poverty and unemployment.
Elected officials, business owners and civic leaders who backed the stadium are hoping it will be a boon to the jobless, including the 22 percent of black workers who were counted as unemployed as recently as last year, Minnesota Public Radio reported Tuesday, June 12. That was nearly triple Minnesota's overall jobless rate.
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That doesn't sound very open-minded. Typical of the Dems.
“22 percent of Black workers unemployed”! Guess who they will still vote for?
It’s the old “break the window” theory of job creation.
It will be all the construction workers sitting down a the Union hiring halls...forget the homeless...these people are idiots they think anyone can walk of the street and get a job...you need a trade and be willing to work... with this economy it will be hire fifty and fire the worst..then hire another fifty more...
The taxpayers never did agree with this. However, too much of our newly-elected Republican majority in both houses of the Legislature forgot why they were elected. They gave Governor Fauntleroy a huge public slush fund for his union buddies, and we will NOT forget it.
0’s new Hispanic buds are not going to get this work?
Not unless they become plumbers or pipefitters.
Nothing excites a politician more than looking at the 3D computer model view of the field from his comp seats in a luxury box at the new stadium.
The jobless will greatly benefit from the new panhandling locations the stadium will create.
It will be a boon for union parasites, corrupt bureaucrats, and a handful of crony contractors. It’s Minneapolis’ version of the Big Dig.
Look for the goons to go on strike over some imagined grievance about halfway through construction. Then look for cost overruns to add another 20 percent to the budget and the timeline. When it’s finally done, it will be of substandard quality and last half as long as it was supposed to. If an audit is conducted, it will show labor charges for men who never existed, supply purchases that never happened, and a ledger full of bills that never had anything to do with a football stadium.
Then nothing will happen except the Vikings will continue to lose against everyone but Benilde St. Margaret’s girls’ lacrosse team.
With all the rest of underhanded and illegal moves, I wouldn’t put it past him to make them members of the unions.
Taxpayers money should not be used for this.
And if blacks are that stupid as to vote for the very people that make them unemployed more power to them.