Skip to comments.Ban of NASCAR military sponsors sought
Posted on 02/16/2011 10:59:30 AM PST by saganite
The U.S. military should not be spending money on sponsoring NASCAR teams, Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., said in a budget bill she sponsored.
McCollum's chief of staff, Bill Harper, told The Virginia-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk his boss sponsored the budgetary amendment to address the plight of a growing number of veterans and their families.
"There's an amendment on the floor to eliminate all funding for homeless veterans," he said. "On one hand, we're eliminating assistance to men and women who served our country ... and on the other hand, we're paying for race cars."
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The military should not be running ads anywher. We are broke.
WOW I actually AGREE w/ a Dem on something.
While we’re at it, let’s get rid of the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds since they do nothing but fly around looking pretty. And might as well get rid of all the military recruitment centers since they only serve to “advertize” and don’t provide any defense capabilities.
Gee, with an all volunteer military what do we need advertizing or enticement for?
Are you serious???
The Department of Redundancy Department wastes more in post-it notes than the US MIlitary spends on advertising in a single year...
I agree with her sentiment on this, but I was always under the impression that the U.S. military was a NASCAR sponsor because it’s been a successful element of military recruiting over the years.
The country is broke. Wake up and smell the coffee. Ifdiots who watch Tv elected a muslim to destroy america. Cut cut cut and cut more.
Sounds like another Dem wants a draft. This is a recruiting effort. Without recruiting we’d need a draft. GOP needs to run with this response.
I’ll let Betty have this when they also agree to ban all federal $ to colleges that disallow military recruiters on campus.
As a mom of two members of our military I also agree....and the USPS should not be sponsering bike teams.....
We do not have the money !!!!!
She has a point but you don’t need a law for it!
It is a great marketing tool but top tier NASCAR sponsorship is Huge Bucks.
I’ll assume there’s marketing cost/return paperwork somewhere that justifies the expense and someone is looking at it...
*ducking for assuming*
I don’t know how much the military spends on NASCAR sponsorships every year but there are Army, Air Force and Army National Guard sponsorships that I’m aware of. If advertising is meant to generate results there could be no better sport to advertise in than NASCAR. That’s a generally conservative patriotic audience and I’m sure the services benefit from the publicity.
After all, can’t you just imagine some kid who’s a motorhead looking up at those fighters flying overhead and thinking, “man I would love to have a chance to work on one of those”.
Please wait till after the March 19-20 show!
“WOW I actually AGREE w/ a Dem on something.”
What is bothering me is how INFREQUENTLY this is happening. We should be agreeing on most things, not a very rare few. What is wrong with THEM?
IOW, why is anyone with any sense at all still self-identifying as a Democrat?
How about we wait till the end of the season that way I can see them one last time too!
Most Military “Recruiting” is a First Class WASTE of money.
You know what? I actually AGREE with this Democrat! Funding auto racing is NOT a proper function of the Federal government. Neither is funding monkey sex or Gorebull warming research, baby murders, so-called “art” that besmirches the King of Kings, or leftie television and radio propoganda. DEFUND IT ALL!
What you said PLUS banning all advertising dollars pimping the benefits of ObamaCare. I hear a lot more of that crap than I do military advertising.
Nonsense. People will sign up on their own. I tried to sign up after 9/11 - they didn't want me. They did, however, want the thousands of young bucks who also signed up out of patriotism.
We don't need a draft. We don't need a large standing army. Standing armies are an enemy of freedom.
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