God forbid if some of us more fortunate adults have to pay a little bit to help sick kids. Man, some people are just idiots.
No, this is exactly the kind of project that people should donate for and can easily get funded privately. Especially with Shaq raising money for it, this hospital will happen. It's better
if it doesn't require public funding, for the whole community. It's the difference between a kid cleaning his room because he wants a clean room and being forced to clean it by his mom.
Nobody wants to donate their own money for, say, sewer improvements. There are legitimate needs for taxpayer funding of civic works, but this project shouldn't need it.
For what it's worth, I'll be very happy to contribute to the hospital, even though I only make $42,000 a year.