Corporate Welfare

Baseball Commissioner Defends Tax-Funded Sports Complexes

Well, of course that welfare queen likes his goodies


MADISON — Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig paints a glowing picture of publicly funded sports complexes.

"There's been a debate everywhere you've had it, and every community has wound up doing it and they're happy they did it," Selig told Wisconsin Reporter on Tuesday after a speaking appearance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "They bring in business. They make the community a better place to live. And overall it's been a very positive experience, and I happen to believe in it."