Issa: One final question, which is off of the core subject, but important to me. If we were to take away public bonding, do you believe that cities, in order to ensure that they had the facility, regardless of who pays for it, should be able to continue using its eminent domain in order to ensure that there was a facility in a location agreeable to the city? In other words, Jacobs Field, if it was 100 percent privately paid, would never have been built anywhere in downtown without the right to condemn and take at a fair price the land that was taken. What do you say to that part of it?
Rolnick: Sir, my -- my view on eminent domain and the spirit of eminent domain, it's an abuse to use eminent domain to take from one private company and give to another. Eminent domain was strictly supposed to be used to take from a -- to build a public institution, a library, a school, not a sports stadium. So I have a lot of trouble.
Does a sports facility represent public use? Curiously enough, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, in her dissent in the 2005 Kelo v. New London case, said yes, but supplied no backing cases.
Who would benefit from the $1 lease, naming rights, and tax-exempt bonds for the Atlantic Yards arena?