While crime continues to increase in Indianapolis without adequate resources being directed to it, the City of Indianapolis has agreed to invest up to $48.5 million dollars in a big corporation's new hotel.
With sarcasm, I report that I feel much safer now in downtown Indianapolis.
Without sarcasm, I report that I still feel it is unfair that the City of Indianapolis hasn't volunteered to give me a new building downtown in which to house my law practice. What's the problem? Am I not big enough? Won't it stimulate economic growth downtown? Won't it diminish crime downtown? Or is it because I don't have the same potential as a big corporation to directly or indirectly give or influence the giving of money to local politicians' campaigns - or engage them later with lucrative jobs or consulting contracts?
I wish I was the Colts or the Marriott Corporation - they certainly know a "sucker" (the City of Indianapolis) when they see one. More power to them - as far as I can tell they have publicly engaged the City - the City is the one at fault for doing it.
However, I really hate paying taxes to the City of Indianapolis so that the owners of the Colts and Marriott Corporation can make more money. It just isn't right.