From the time we are in grade school and then go onto high school, we all learn that sports is big business.
You’re either one of the ‘cool’ kids that belong to a clique for sports, and if you’re not a male and part of the teams, you’re a cheerleader, which by the way is the most dangerous of sports for injuries.
Jocks get special privileges when it comes to bad grades or skipping classes because face it, sports equals money.
If an athlete is lucky enough to be noticed, and they can be a failing student, but win scholarships to college to play ball.
Right now, there are former coaches, such as Mike Ditka, that speak before Congress and tell how the NFL does not take care when it comes to health care for former players of the game when it comes to head injuries and the increase of Alzheimer’s.
That is shameful for one of the richest groups of businessmen, and all white multi-billionaire owners, in that they do not provide for their warriors.
But another thing that Americans and that means you and me, is that when multi-billionaire owners demand that we the taxpayers pay to build stadiums for their million dollar players to play a game, and it’s not only football.
This is where eminent domain comes in, whereby Americans own their homes and property, but somehow a sports team can come in, and take homes, buying them out for less than they are worth, to build stadiums and parking lots.
We’ve all heard and read the stories when this happens.
Oh, they promise that their grand stadiums will repay tax dollars ten-fold.
When the Super Bowl comes to a locale, do the taxpayers reap any benefits?
The answer is no.
So my question to everyone is this –
When it comes to health care reform, what would be so wrong in asking Americans to pay a one-cent sales tax, exempt from food and energy, to pay for it?
Most of us already pay-increased taxes for sports stadiums, so why not do it for health care?