Sure wish Ontario had something akin to the Goldwater Institute when they were building SkyDome.
And well, of course city politicians and business types are going to squawk when a body like Goldwater sticks its nose into a smelly public transaction like the continuing rape of taxpayers in Glendale, Ariz. over the future of the Phoenix Coyotes.
The politicos and developers always want to ram things through quickly without thorough examination, and will always scream interference when somebody asks too many questions.
Then there's the scare tactics. Unable to convince anyone of the merits of their dubious plan, Glendale politicians have now conjured up figures projecting $500 million or more that the city will lose if it doesn't go through with a sweetheart plan to issue bonds and give prospective Coyotes owner Matthew Hulsizer the proceeds.
Having cost their constituents hundreds of millions of dollars already, Glendale politicians now are trying to convince the public that only spending more will fix the situation.
No, getting out now while the getting is good will do that.
The time to cut bait is now.
Naturally, the Goldwater Institute, a group formed to protect taxpayers from exactly these kinds of deals, deals that are against Arizona law, is maintaining the right to sue over this absurd proposal.
Taxpayers should applaud, and wonder why the people they elect aren't the ones protecting their interests more vigorously.
The NHL is complicit in all of this, showing no shame for its role in this ongoing disaster in the desert, and making it seem as though it is somehow protecting Glendale by keeping the franchise in place.
This was and is a bad deal, and its never going to be anything but a bad deal. Glendale needs to run, not walk, from Hulsizer and the NHL. Taxpayers there should listen to the Goldwater Institute and not the politicians who want to steal more of their money to prop up pro hockey.