Tuesday, November 25, 2014

We have not forgotten

The Bronze Tom statue is the most egregious of insults.
In case you have forgotten, Tom Benson is the slimeball who relentlessly threatened to move the Saints unless he received sweetheart concessions from the State of Louisiana and City of New Orleans. The post-Katrina deal he eventually negotiated sees him reap an estimated $392 million in state subsidies, simply for keeping the team in New Orleans. Forbes estimates that Benson is worth $1.63 billion, and is the 381st richest person in the United States. I'm sure residents of Louisiana are thrilled that some of the money they pay in taxes is going to a billionaire so that he can get his name on a 22,000 seat stadium in Ohio. 

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