You knew the outcome of yesterday’s Winston-Salem finance committee meeting before reading it in this morning’s Journal. Sure enough, the committee recommended $29 million in incentives for the city’s new downtown stadium. But wait, ti gets better: the city is also thinking about paying $16.3 million for 1,000 parking spaces in a garge owned by — you guessed it– Billy Prim.

Then there’s this quote from council member Molly Leight:

“It’s so important that people are educated about exactly what’s going on. And certainly there’s going to be real dissension about the financial part of it, because so many people still do not understand how the incentives that are paid for by taxes work. We still have people complaining about Dell, and there will be people complaining about the ballpark too.”

Au contraire, people understand too well.