NFL Stadiums Have Collected Over $1.1 Billion In Federal Subsidies… It’s Time to Cut Them Off
It’s time to cut off the NFL. Not one more dime. They don’t respect our country. Why should we help them?
We pay 46% of new stadium costs and the players make millions. Hollywood gets tax breaks to film where they want and pays out millions to actors, producers etc. Everyone makes out… well except for the American taxpayer. Taxpayers have always gotten the short end of the stick. Subsidies only benefit the rich and the well-connected. They have become rich on the backs of the hard working man. We should not be throwing money at organizations who treat Americans like dirt.
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.
Varney: NFL stadiums have collected over $1B in federal subsidies. My message to the NFL is "don’t bite the hand that feeds you." pic.twitter.com/68XjqqRIlh
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) September 25, 2017
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.
Why on earth are we paying a single dime to an organization that can afford to pay millions to its players? They can pay the players a little bit less and then build their own stadiums!