Originally Posted by Dorian G.
We might equivalently ask, if you support the games, why make the rest of the country pay for them?
my answer for that is simple, these games not only showcase Vancouver as a city, but Canada as a country. why not promote Canada in a peaceful, enjoyable manner? if this is such a bad thing, stop paying your taxes. myself? i think the costs are beyond justified for the long term benefits.
look at it from this perspective, not only does Vancouver get a boost in the sporting world, but the infrastructure benefits from having an LRT line running to the airport (a first for Canada) will make the city more attractive, as well as accessable to international tourists. i for one, who enjoys staying downtown vancouver, but hates to spend money on taxi's and rental cars from the airport, happen to love this idea.