Why not spend a trillion dollars on the olympics, then? Wouldn't we get 10 trillion dollars if we did that?
I always wonder if the hucksters who come up with these arguments know how flimsy they are, or if they are so dumb they actually believe this shit.
I'm not hopeful for the 'no' side. The olympics are clearly a bad idea, but the city is home to a lot of people who are easily conned. Electing Nenshi was a bad idea but they did it, and electing the NDP was a bad idea and they did it. So I'm fully expecting the arguments by brains like Tewksbury are going to persuade the populace to vote yes.