$6.8 Million Of Taxpayer Money To Pro Sports Teams For Military Tributes

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    This is infuriating. Kim Jung il or whatever the **** his name is would be proud. If the DoD wants to waste money, how about donating it to the VA instead.


     
  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    Under democrats? Republicans? Both?
    Why the hell are we paying for this?
     
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    meh, not as bad as the gov't spending $1.1M to study the "Freshman 15".
     
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    I am about to leave work, so I don't have time to get into the article. Is this marketing the military, maybe it's purpose is to advertise the military.
     
  6. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    The marriage of professional sports and the military is a long one. I don't like it. I do wish we could do without the color guards, flyovers and other tributes. But as jkcerda would say, we're a war mongering nation, so that's just one of the prices we pay for over-glorifying the military.
     
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    Agreed. Is it any wonder why we are $18,000,000,000,000 in debt and people don't want to give the government any more money? These are 2 good reasons why.
     
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    The football coaches at Navy, Air Force, and Army all earn more than the Secretary of Defense. In fact, those three are the highest-paid individuals in the DoD.
     
  10. bradl macrumors 68040

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    When stated like that, how different are we from N. Korea?

    Food for thought.

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    I'm not actually surprised by this. It's stealth advertising. The military has a recruitment budget, some of which goes to run stupid propaganda at the beginning of films that may attract a teenage audience.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Goodell is ordering the teams to pay back the money.

    We have VA hospitals crumbling and the DOD is paying NFL teams to wave American flags during pregame.
     
  14. sodapop1 Suspended

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    The NFL should be ashamed of themselves for requiring money in order for them to recognize the sacrifice of our soldiers, many of whom gave their lives so profiteers like the NFL could even exist.
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The teams were paid directly.
     
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    Whatever level it happened at, it is still disgraceful and whoever approved this type of spending within our government needs to be called out for it and investigated for possible corruption.
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I would not call it corruption, just wasteful spending. One the NFL should not need to take money to honor veterans. And the DoD has better things to spend that money on. More stupid vs illegal.
     
  19. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Not corrupt, and definitely not illegal...

    But sure as hell is UNETHICAL.

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    Don't be naive, we need to make sure that there was no quid pro quo taking place.
     
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    And if that is the case, that would make it even more unethical. This is turning nasty as it touches every major sport except for golf, and ironically enough, NASCAR.

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    Ironically, why?
     
  23. bradl macrumors 68040

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    A lot of spending for recruitment (read: advertising/tributes) happens at a lot of NASCAR events. The Army and Air Force spend a considerable amount of money for their presence there. I want to say just about every branch save the Coast Guard. But there is a LOT of money spent by the Armed Forces at NASCAR events, including having their own cars racing.

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    We might lay the propaganda on a little too thick, but you do have the option not to listen to it, or even speak against it.
     

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