President Trump once again just tweeted out what every successful businessman has learned running their organization in that almost every business decision made, has a financial component to it, and the current issue with the NFL is no different.

Which might very well (if implemented) deal a crippling blow to the entire league. The president (ever the businessman) tweeted out the core issue of giving tax breaks to an institution that no longer seems to respect America’s values and principles.

Tweeting; “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag, and Country? Change tax law!” The president posted.

Although the NFL gave up its federal tax-exempt status in 2015, the NFL still enjoys billions of dollars in tax breaks from many states in the form of lucrative subsidies, helping teams defray costs of building and maintaining stadiums, all of which is funded by the taxpayer.

NFL chief spokesman Joe Lockhart told reporters on a conference call on Tuesday. “Everyone at this point is frustrated by the situation,” Lockhart said. “The commissioner and the owners do want the players to stand. We think it is an important part of the game.”

However, if that’s truly the case why hasn’t the NFL enforced its own policy which seems at odds with the Commissioner’s own policy of “do whatever you like.”

The ruling as best defined in 2014 states regarding failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may “result in disciplinary action from the League office.”

Moreover, another version of the rules being pushed by the NFL reads: “result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violation of the above, including first offenses.”

What seems obvious is that the NFL as an organization has been poorly managed by Commissioner Roger Goodell, and for the good of the league he should resign immediately.

Do you think President Trump’s tweets are having a positive effect in getting the NFL to finally take a stand with their players?   

Source: Liberty Writers

 
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