Irony is not lost on the opponents of mayor Dave. Here's a guy who is constantly criticized as anti business and doesn't give handouts (or enough handouts) who put together a deal to expand the Edgewater Hotel. If I lived in Madison I would be upset with the handing out of $16 million, but I think they are upset because Dave did it. They are for handouts. They are for low wage jobs which will be created. They are for the high wage short term construction jobs. This is a win, win, win. But not so fast, it was voted down by the city council.