The #Resist crowd will never admit it, but President Trump is a powerful trend setter. He always has been and continues to wield the Machiavellian art of shaping the narrative.
Conservative Fighters reports that the President has upped the pressure on the NFL to crack down on the disrespect its players exhibit week in and week out by kneeling during the national anthem.
In 2015, the NFL lost its federal tax credit status, but states and municipalities still offer ‘tax sweeteners’ like subsidies to teams.
President Trump tweeted out on October 10, “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!”
Unlike the vast majority of Republicans in Congress, Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) heard the President and moved quickly to propose legislation, the Pro Sports Act, that would end the tax-exempt status the NFL’s business office has had since 1966.
The Pensacola News Journal quotes Gaetz as saying, “We must close this loophole in the tax code, and end taxpayer subsidies for professional athletics. If players want to protest, they have that right — but they should do it on their own time, and on their own dime.”
If the bill catches on, it could deal a crippling blow to the NFL and could spread to a mass movement to end state subsidies that have allowed the League to cash in almost $7 billion in the last 20 years, reports Conservative Fighters.
For those frustrated and infuriated with what is happening to the NFL, please support Gaetz and others who are listening to the will of the people and are pushing back against liberal anti-Americanism.