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Schools, Parks, and Safety Services Pay for the Chargers

Don Bauder, SAN DIEGO READER

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Suppose a deeply depressed mayor of an insolvent city comes to psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and laments that he has had to cut back on fire and police services, close recreation centers, slash library hours, and defer maintenance in neighborhoods whose infrastructure was already rotting. The people hate him. But in the next breath, the mayor exults that he has made a secret arrangement so his bankrupt city can give $700 million to its professional football team. So the people now love him.
Would Freud have the mayor committed to an asylum? Or have the citizens committed?