Jim Newell’s piece on the Atlanta Braves’ move from Turner Field to Cobb County is almost enough to make me stop watching major-league baseball:
Speaking of Cobb County putting up $450 million in financing: where the hell is it getting that money from? Sure, it’s one of the richer counties in the country, but that’s still $450 million. And it’s not like the county treasuries have been especially flush with cash to pay for everything their little hearts desire. Such as, say, teachers:
Cobb County’s school board approved a 2013-14 budget Thursday night that will result in five furlough days for all employees, the loss of 182 teachers through attrition and a slimmer central administration staff.
Give the Galtians who own the team a tax cut!