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John Oliver on corporate welfare of the worst kind:

And the biggest hypocrite of all is presidential candidate Scott Walker, who claims to be a fiscal conservative (he’s famous for his union busting tactics and for deep cuts to the state university system). Walker just gave away $450 million of taxpayer money to build a new stadium for the Milwaukee Bucks, a team owned by a pair of billionaire hedge fund managers who don’t even live in Wisconsin (they are from NY). And the state won’t retain any ownership or income rights for the stadium, so this is outright corporate welfare. Even worse, Walker joined the push to fund the stadium after an investor in the Bucks made a $150,000 donation to Walker’s presidential PAC.