White House: Moving All-Star Game ‘Undoubtedly’ Going to Cost Workers

Moving the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star game from Georgia is going to cost people their jobs, the White House acknowledged on Sunday. “There is undoubtedly going to be a cost,” Cecilia Rouse, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, said when asked about a hypothetical popcorn stand worker who found out he won’t be hired to work the July game because of the move. “I think that was the point that Major League Baseball was trying to make. Major League Baseball will, however, move its game and workers and another place will benefit,” she added. Rouse was speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred Jr. announced Friday that the league was taking both its All-Star game and draft from Georgia, in response to an election reform law passed by state lawmakers and signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp. “I have decided that the best way to …

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