Your Tax Dollars Are Paying For The Super Bowl. Enjoy!
— POLITICO (@politico) February 2, 2014
The NFL depends on your money to exist and be so profitable.
While you’re enjoying the epic Richard Sherman vs. Peyton Manning matchup this weekend, the NFL is pulling a fast one on us. Dodging taxes. Pocketing government handouts. Passing the buck on workplace injuries. Mooching harder than one of Ronald Reagan’s welfare queens. Adding insult to injury—come to think it of it, it’s probably the other way around—the league also is peddling a potentially dangerous product to our children with almost no oversight.
Oh, and just for good measure, the NFL is spitting in the face of Native Americans as well…
what other semi-public organization could get away with referring to African-Americans as “Darkskins,” or Asian-Americans as “Yellowskins?” The Washington Redskins are basically doing the same thing. And you’re doing zilch about it, even as you subsidize the team and its parent league. Actually, that’s not entirely fair: Ten members of the Congressional Native American Caucus have urged Goodell and Snyder to change the team’s name. In response, Goodell wrote a letter touting the NFL’s commitment to “diversity and inclusion,” while Snyder told USA Today that he would “never” change the name, and “you can put that in capital letters.” N-E-V-E-R.