Pittsburgh invested millions in sports stadiums in order to "develop" the local economy. State Representative Don Walko now admits that this expenditure "failed in creating an atmosphere to generate private investment."
Having failed to attract private investment, can you guess the government's response? Yep, another subsidy for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This time it covers "40 percent of the cost of a $12 million amphitheater next to Heinz Field," a project which was supposed to be "totally private."
Don't you just love government? Here's the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's editorial on the latest subsidy. They're not very happy.