Burton right about stadium
* Congratulations to Bill Burton for his courageous column (July 19) concerning the new stadium. Some will accuse Bill of not having a vision of the future or the Big Picture. Mr. Burton obviously has his own agenda for the $200 million the stadium will cost; however, this shouldn't distract the reader from the most important point of the article: moral vs. political and economic priorities -- who makes the decision.
I question the economic benefit of a new stadium as an investment. Too few will share the wealth that the new stadium will generate. There are better human investments this state could make with $200 million. I also resent being held hostage by the greed represented by our investment in major-league baseball. We have all the risk, and they get all the profit. This stadium is nothing more than extortion. Furthermore, I am tired of being taken for granted by arrogant politicians making unilateral inept political decisions. Unfortunately, there isn't much we can do about this until the next election. Even then, it will be too late to change this decision.