NASCAR project never made sense
September 18, 2008 · 9:09 AM
I had to chuckle when reading Adele Fergusons’ column regarding the differences between 26th District Rep. Larry Seaquist and his Republican challenger, Marlyn Jensen.
Adele quotes an un-named listener at the debate as asking Seaquist if he regrets not supporting a “great business opportunity like NASCAR.”
Let’s just get down to it: If NASCAR is such a great business opportunity, why have several other communities also turned them down before and after we did?
Has a new ISC-partnered track been built anywhere in the country with public money in the past year?
Seriously, who are you guys trying to kid?
The only non-biased survey that was taken back then was by my state senator, Tim Sheldon. The results were almost 3-1 against.
You guys really need to let go of it.
Representatives are supposed to reflect the wishes of their constituents, not the whims of multi-million dollar corporations.
NASCAR continues to lose audience and attendees, the economy is in the toilet, the state of Washington is facing a huge budget deficit and yet giving millions of tax dollars to a mega-rich corporation is a “great business opportunity.”
Honestly, we should all be thanking Larry Seaquist for having the common sense to protect the taxpayers of this state.