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MLB and the NFL are given special treatment and players are treated like prima donnas.


By -- Fred Kirby —— Bio and Archives--October 18, 2017

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In many cases NFL and MLB venues are subsidized or incentivized by taxpayer dollars. The argument being that local economies benefit. I hold little stock in those assertions. I’d like an example. Show me the tax returns of a company for the 5 years before a sports venue is built and the 5 years after.  Show me housing prices before and after.

Tell me how much the addition infrastructure cost. All of those will tell better than nebulous, feel good numbers. I wonder, if team owners had to foot the bill, how would player pay scales be impacted? I wonder where stadiums would be built if tax incentives (buying the business) was off the table.

I wonder how the country would function if we put sports back in the area of a game and not government supported business.

I wonder how the country would function if employees everywhere expressed their political views and social discontent while they are on the clock.

I wonder how businesses would function if their rules are not obeyed or enforced.

But we will never know because MLB and the NFL are given special treatment and players are treated like prima donnas. There is no stomach to either change the rules or enforce them. What a great example to the youth.

 

 



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