Isn't this the logic that got us in this trouble in the first place (House passes ...)?
Non first-time homebuyers would be eligible for a $5,000 tax credit on the purchase of a home that has never been occupied.
Also, the same budget process came up with $37 million in incentives to attract a NASCAR race to Gallatin County (between Louisville and Cincinnati). Last summer at the Hamburg sports mega-event conference I heard Rob Baade argue that mega-events, such as fast car races and important ball games, don't generate much of any economic impact (I also heard the same story where the measure was hotel tax revenue; Dennis Coates, 2008 SEA meetings). Sigh.