Subsidising Sports

It is odd that people who favour small government have no trouble with governments subsidising professional sport. Why should the those who cannot afford tickets subsidise those who can? Why should people who have no interest in professional sport subsidise sports entertainment for others? Why should the working poor subsidise professional athletes who make millions of dollars every year? It is not even as though subsidising spectator sports is a good investment. Subsidising pro sports has little payback. The city gets the expenses and none of the profits. With governments screaming for funds for absolute necessities, which should they fritter them on frills like pro sports?

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)