I watched the Super Bowl and saw the might of America on display as the Navy flew our jets over the stadium.
This display was for the benefit of a corporate interest, the NFL, which is never short of money – even though it cost the taxpayers nearly half a million real dollars that could have paid for health care, homeless shelters, food banks, uninsured medical help, etc.
Instead, that small amount of money was spent to impress people who paid thousands of dollars to see a game.
It was just a game, yet someone decided that $450,000 was a reasonable price to pay to embellish the sporting event.
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This fee, on top of local support by taxpayers in many cities, is paid so that men can play a game on a field with no national significance.
How can this happen in a time of tight budgets?
Where is the tea party crying out that we need less government and more private expenditures?
This is government supporting corporate welfare. Where is the outrage at corporate welfare?
How does one go about getting the military to do this on their behalf?
Next time you hear that we can’t afford welfare or how private business does a better job than the government, I hope you remember the jets over the Super Bowl.