Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sticking its nose in Mesa's business

The Goldwater Institute has, once again, stuck its nose into Mesa's business. This time they expressed concerns over the deal to keep the Cubs in Mesa.

When was the last time Goldwater Institute was actually for something? As much as conservatives claim to hate "big brother," the GI is about as close as you can come to a nanny organization trying to tell everyone what they can and can't do. They don't care about Mesa or Arizona really for that matter. Otherwise, they would try to be proactive in their policies instead of complaining about everything and suing when something doesn't go their way. Goldwater Institute is more like a law firm than a policy think tank.

At least their distribe was juxtaposed with a response from the Mesa Chamber, who, you know, actually represents Mesa businesses. The Chamber sets the record straight on the misinformation out there and discusses the financial benefits of the project. Most importantly, they actually realize that the Cubs are critical to Mesa's economy and long term economic growth, something that the naysayers seem to ignore.

In the end, we're prone to stick with the people from Mesa who actually care about this town over those professional naysayers who would almost rather sue someone over actually participating in a thoughtful policy discussion.

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