Written for Americans for Tax Reform. Cross-posted at www.atr.org/wilfare-billionaires-a6687.
“State [of Minnesota] not rushing to act on Vikings stadium,” fretted the January 13 headline of a column in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. New Jersey billionaire Zygi Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings, is seeking about $700 million in taxpayers’ money to build his team a new stadium in the state.
The $700 million would be roughly split between state and local taxpayers.