Is a $1 bil­lion sta­dium wise?

The Dallas Morning News - - World -

Just re­cently, your fine pub­li­ca­tion pub­lished a num­ber of sto­ries giv­ing in­for­ma­tion and plans con­cern­ing the Texas Rangers’ new base­ball venue, which will cost a re­ported $1 bil­lion. At the same time, a few is­sues back, it was re­ported that 38 per­cent of Dal­las chil­dren live in poverty, 20 per­cent have no health in­sur­ance, 28 per­cent have in­ad­e­quate food and nutri­tion, 160,000 chil­dren are obese, and 60,000 have asthma.

Did I miss some­thing here? Is it smart, wise or good to spend $1 bil­lion on a sta­dium when 38 per­cent of Dal­las chil­dren are liv­ing in poverty?

I won­der two things: 1. Where our com­mu­nity val­ues went, and 2. How many chil­dren could be pulled out of poverty with $1 bil­lion? Gre­gory Hamil­ton, Irv­ing

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