Security Costs Crazy
The security costs of the 2010 Olympics in BC next year have a price tag of $1 billion...
A few get rich off this kind of thing, but for the taxpayer, well, it is pay, pay, pay, pay.
They raved about how beneficial the 1986 Expo was to Vancouver, but from my view that event marked the beginning of the great widening in the level of wealth, starting with those in post education who found money for student loads was tight and tuition fees started skyrocketing.
The almost 40% of immigrants to Canada settling in BC over the next 10-15 years just ensured housing was never affordable again.
This event is going to cost taxpayers a bundle for years.