Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Not One More Dime: NFL Stadiums Have Collected Over $1.1 Billion in Federal Subsidies – Time to Cut Them Off

Dallas Cowboys Stadium


I'm pretty much informed on a lot of things in politics and sports.  But, I had no idea the NFL received subsidies
to build stadiums.  I thought that was a deal teams worked out with the cities they played in.  But, the NFL gets federal tax dollars?  that's outrageous!  
Gateway Pundit reports Stuart Varney joined FOX and Friends on Monday to discuss the NFL national anthem controversy.

On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt down in protest during the national anthem.

Varney reminded the FOX and Friends hosts that NFL stadiums have collected over $1 billion in federal subsidies.

    Stuart Varney: There’s $1.1 billion in direct subsidies from taxpayers to the NFL… Taxpayer subsidies go to the building of stadiums. There have been 20 new NFL stadiums since 1997. All of them have received a degree of taxpayer subsidies.

According to FOX Sports over the last 20 years, the American public has spent more than $7 billion dollars to build or renovate NFL stadiums, taking on 46 percent of the total costs of those projects.
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What your tax dollars help build!

5 comments:

  1. The hives aren't about to cut funding for the stadiums. And for the Federal government to do so would require action by Congress. Do you REALLY think that Lyin' Ryan and Post Turtle would be willing to do there, since that would make President Trump look good???

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  2. I had no idea the subs totaled that much. It's outrageous. The NFL shouldn't be getting any sub $$$, with or without the whole 'kneeling' issue.

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    1. Hive Mayors with NFL franchises disagree. As do the voters who put them in office and keep them there.

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  3. WE can't do that. After all, the NFL sponsored millions in helping with the victims of hurricanes.....Wait! They didn't. Never mind.

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  4. this is old news and the media is 20 years behind times
    the nfl has long been politically correct and pushed for corporate welfare
    no sane person would ever support such things, other than people in politics

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