Petition to end the NFL’s “charity” tax break

What a scam!

Go to link and sign the petition.

There’s no reason sports fans or any other Americans should pay the National Football League’s taxes. Professional sports leagues with billions in annual revenues don’t need tax exemptions — revoke the NFL’s “nonprofit” status and demand the league pay its fair share.
Why is this important?

Did you know that the National Football League is a nonprofit, and hasn’t paid a dime in taxes since 1966? As a lifelong football fan, I was shocked to discover that I haven’t just paid to watch games and bought NFL merchandise since I was 6 years old — I’ve been paying higher taxes as an adult to make-up for the NFL’s share.

Some of my best memories are football related. I remember standing in line in 1987 to get John Elway’s autograph, and the famous playoff drive. I love the parity of the NFL, and I believe the league provides an important service by ensuring that the league remains strong and that competitive games are well-organized. But that service doesn’t justify the NFL being granted nonprofit status — like soup kitchens and charities have — that allows it to avoid paying taxes, especially as top executives are paid up to $29 million per year.

I was shocked to learn that the last time the NFL paid taxes was 1966, when lobbyists convinced Congress to pass an obscure provision that expanded the definition of 501(c)6 not-for-profit organizations in the Internal Revenue Code to include “professional football leagues.” The 1966 law gave the NFL a way to skirt taxes, while also granting it an uncommon antitrust exemption allowing it to create a monopoly to negotiate TV rights at the same time!

Since then, the NFL has shelled out big money to keep its sweetheart deal. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the NFL has spent $2 million in campaign contributions since 1992 and spent $12.7 million on lobbying efforts since 1998, knowing that its fair share of taxes would be many millions more.

As Republicans in Congress vote to cut food stamps and obstruct the extension of unemployment benefits, it’s time to highlight the hypocrisy of letting a multi-billion operation like the NFL get away with paying no taxes while they stick us with the bill. Though the NFL has successfully held back efforts to make it pay its fair share for nearly 50 years, Congress has the opportunity to change that by updating the Internal Revenue Code. Legislation to do just that was introduced last fall, but we need Congress to get behind it.

As the biggest game of the year approaches, millions of casual fans are paying more attention to football than at any other point in the year. Now is the perfect time to put pressure on Congress to revoke the NFL’s nonprofit status.


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10 Responses to Petition to end the NFL’s “charity” tax break

  1. Cj aka Elderofzyklons Blog says:

    Reblogged this on ElderofZyklon's Blog!.

  2. Mosin Nagant says:

    You’re just reinforcing the System with this petition, Hunter! We should be signing a counter-petition that we shouldn’t pay taxes either, and no one should, especially not Endless War taxes! They are ‘taxation without representation’ taxes. We never wanted ANY of these Talmudic taxes!

  3. It would be laughable if it weren’t for all the people who loathe millionaires but worship football players. The fact that the Super Bowl has become a cultural event over the last 40+ years makes it worse; I know people who “don’t watch football” but make it to one or more SB parties every year. /facepalm

  4. Mosin Nagant says:

    Re: ‘Hunter’. Sorry, wrong blog. That should be: Mindweapon.

  5. countenance says:

    Of course I agree with and I signed the petition.

    But where are the Republicans cutting food stamps? Damned if I can figure it out.

  6. TabuLa Raza says:

    System has enough- the Corporate State must go, along with the paper money monopoly and IRS. All progress on Earth will be blocked until we have competing, non-governmental moneys.

    Monopoly is the world’s foremost problem- wej or not

  7. Stubbs says:

    Hmm, more money for the Obamanation but less for the National Felons League. It’d probably be a net gain for us.

  8. campwolzek says:

    It’s actually better that the NFL DOESN’T pay taxes.
    The government is GENOCIDALLY anti-white.
    The less funds that make it into government coffers, the better.
    The faster the system goes broke, the better.

  9. StukaPilot says:

    And…in every “pro sport” except ‘ockey, the majority of the team owners are —ish billionaires. See if you can fill in the missing 3 letters. Whole purpose of “pro sports” being, of course, to distract White men while their nation, race, and civilization are being destroyed by the —s.

  10. Sam says:

    I didn’t know they were tax free. Amazed.

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