In this clip from WPT's Here and Now, Indiana Economic Development Corporation's Mitch Roob comes right out and admits pay to play outreach to businesses, under the guise of taking corporate money so taxpayers won't have to pay for junkets with their money. Another words, taking corporate money to pay to wine and dine lawmakers is fine, if taxpayers don't initially have to pay for future corporate welfare:
"That's part of doing business. That's part of any marketing effort, is the relationship developing process, the social process that goes on that kinda lubricates the deal, and we don't believe that tax dollars should pay for that. We use our private sector funds for that."Well that's much better than?