Perhaps the whole exercise can be summarized in this sentence from Paul K. Ogden's blog today: "People are, justifiably, furious about the Mayor's giveaway of tax dollars due to his misplaced priorities."
As Ogden notes: "Voters see library and parks budgets being cut while the Mayor is handing out $33.5 million to a billionaire for the Pacers, in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, no less."
Then there's crime. Perhaps this headline in today's Indianapolis Star says it all: "Teen is shot at funeral for victim of violence". Sigh!