World Cup opens in Brazil, the 'spiritual home' of soccer

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  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    June 12, 2014 9:33 a.m.

    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.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 12, 2014 9:28 a.m.

    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.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    June 12, 2014 12:17 a.m.

    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.