As you are probably aware, two things have been dominating the news headlines this week—the NFL and government spending. But did you know that the two are more closely linked than one would first assume? In the last two decades, the NFL has received over an estimated $7 billion in taxpayer funding—just for their stadiums. This estimate doesn’t take into account the hundreds of millions of dollars the NFL receives annually in tax-breaks, security costs, tax-free municipal bonds, land grants, and discounted utilities. To give you a point of reference, during the 2016 season, the NFL brought in over $14 billion in revenue.
-Rob Wittman Rep. VA 1st District
I not only do not think that taxpayers should continue funding the NFL in any way but all tax exemptions and deductions out side of what is provided for ordinary business should be removed. Why it is that taxpayers should fund a multi-billion dollar monopoly with exemption from anti-trust? Why should ordinary taxpayers subsidize billionaires hobby games such as the NFL or NBA. Bond issues that fund stadiums should be paid for by the NFL owners. The disrespect these dumb millionaire players show the American public will eventually result in the game’s demise.
We have previously published (before the President so wisely agree with us) that owners should fire players who disrespect out flag and country. Now that owners have sided with the players we feel that their anti-trust exemptions and all privileged tax loopholes should be removed. The NFL’s ratings and game attendance is reflecting these non-patriotic values. The NFL may attempt some public relations malarkey but now it is too late. A gutless Goodell and equally spineless owners who are afraid of their players has ruined the game forever. I will never watch another game and hope that others join our BoycottNFL movement.
The Team at OfPolicies.com