St. Pete Pier Con Job to Hurt Taxpayers

Which of these will cost the most for taxpayers?  Why do taxpayers have to pay for it at all?

Which of these will cost the most for taxpayers? Why do taxpayers have to pay for it at all?

In a classic story of political distraction, the government of the city of St. Petersburg is working to put their taxpayers on the hook for another loan. The city seeks to rebuild the aging St. Petersburg Pier and has been engaged in a lengthy effort to hold a design competition for the preferred choice. While most have focused on the choice of designs, the real concern should be the price tag and who pays.  As always, the taxpayers be bearing the costs for more expensive infrastructure that could be better built by the private sector.  Of course, since the government is …
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