Scott Walker is backing a $500 million proposal to build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, but is also supporting a $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin.
The state would put up about half of the amount. The current and former owners will but up $220 million. We’re talking billionaires here: Herb Kohl is the former owner, and billionaire hedge fund managers Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry are the current owners.
Something is pretty fucked up in the country when we’ve got these screwed up priorities. Moreover, it’s pretty screwed up that billionaires get the rubes to pay for their houses of worship (sports arenas).