The same holds true in our community. Who could be against opening another yeshiva, another kollel, another community institution? Great idea! There is no hasgas gevul on yeshivos. But the pie is only so big. If current institutions are in debt and are having trouble, where are the resources to open a new organization or institution supposed to come from? I’m afraid I do not have much faith in Rabbinic knowledge of economics. When Rabbi X or Y endorses a new project, I do not believe they think that that means they are taking $$$ from their own institution. I am sure if you ask them, “So how much from your monthly budget are you giving up so that program X can start?” they would look at you like you are nuts. The assumption is that no one has to give up anything – just find raise more, squeeze harder, knock on more doors, and the funds will be there. No one ever has to give up anything because through magic, the pie always just gets bigger.
Reality doesn’t work that way.