The tea party may bill itself as patriotic, but that doesn't mean its members support funding America's pastime with taxpayer dollars.
A $672 million proposal to move the Atlanta Braves from their downtown home to a brand new stadium in nearby Cobb County has drawn heat from the local Atlanta tea party chapter, led by co-founder Debbie Dooley, also the national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots.
Financing for the proposed deal would come from a mix of public and private sources, including county bonds that could cost up to $600 million over 30 years. Dooley said the taxpayer will end up bearing the brunt of the expense.
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