The majority of Brazilians are not happy with the games. They paid literally
billions that could have been spent on health care, infrastructure, and
education. The majority paid for these games but will not see much if any
economic benefit.The few who are happy about the World Cup are those
who will benefit the most from the games. Restaurant owners in the major cities,
hotels, and those who constructed the stadiums.After the games are
over? Brazilians will be on the hook to pay off and maintain these oversized
stadiums. It's the typical republican redistribution of wealth
"trickle down" scheme. Richies buy off the government. Government
explains how the working class will benefit. The working class subsidizes the
costs while the top percent privatizes the gains.
Like many a 'spiritual home' of something, the corruption and lies are
turning the locals off. It's too bad, the game is a great unifier, but
outfits like FIFA and the IOC are just ruining it.
I hear that most Brazillians or a good share of them regret hosting the World
Cup. Maybe this will change when the games begin but hosting this event came at
a pretty steep price.