Thursday, November 5, 2015

Senators Stunned To Discover What They Missed, Yet Again!

"14 NFL teams took tax dollars for patriotic pregame displays" was reported back in May but has been going on for years.
According to Christopher Baxter and Jonathan Salant of NJ.com, the New Jersey Army National Guard and the Department of Defense paid the Jets a total of $377,000 from 2011 to 2014 for the salutes and other advertising, citing federal contracts.
So why are members of Congress so upset after all this time?
Arizona's two Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake stand beside a billboard advertising the results of an investigative report questioning a Defense Department marketing program that doles out millions of dollars to various professional sports league teams to pay for patriotic tributes at games during a press event on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES
It is all politics as usual. Memorial Day and Veterans Day~ Dozens of pro sports teams involved in ‘paid patriotism’