Rac­ing shouldn’t be a pri­or­ity

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 20 ar­ti­cle “Grand Prix trip has Combs ready for F1.”

If state Comptroller Su­san Combs is so en­thu­si­as­tic about bring­ing rac­ing to Texas, let her pay for it, not the tax­pay­ers of Texas.

It is ob­scene to be cut­ting mental health and other cru­cial pro­grams while giv­ing $25 mil­lion of state money to a sports pro­moter. And in Austin, of all places. This city is try­ing desperately to be the green­est city in the coun­try, and the very last thing we need is our mayor en­dors­ing auto rac­ing in our com­mu­nity.

dianne H. WHeeleR


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