Wodan11: I'm getting tired of free rides.- No more bulk rate postage stamps, not when the USPS is losing money, and it is a headache to manage. Everybody pays first class rate, period.- No more religious exemptions. You make income, you pay tax on it. I don't care if you claim a personal connection with the sky wizard, it's still income.- No more corporate exemptions. No more incorporating in Ireland (iFark you Apple). If it's income, it gets taxed.
vernonFL: Are you farking KIDDING ME?I know the NFL does have a charitable organization attached to it, and they actually do some charitable work with kids, but COME ON. That is farking ridiculous.
Ivo Shandor: benh999: The NFL earns virtually nothing. It is an association of which its members earn billions which are taxed.If they don't earn anything, why would they worry about being taxed on it?
strangeluck: I did a write in ballot, I voted for Donald Duck.
netringer: When they want some sucker town to build them a new stadium....*You call them a business. They say it's a GAME.You say it's just a game. They say it's a business.* You know. Like how any employer of a few hundred people gets the taxpayers to build them their facility.
p51d007: Not ONE professional sports association should be tax exempt.As a matter of fact, if they got rid of ALL tax exempt organizations, along with the income tax,corporate tax, social security tax, tax on tax, and went with a flat/fair tax, just think of all themoney flowing INTO this country from outside, in the form of tax shelters. Just think of all ofthe off shore accounts that would close up. Just think of all the money that could be used in theUSA, instead of sitting in an island bank somewhere.Oh, but a flat/fair tax would hit those at the lower end of the economic ladder the hardest.Yeah, you keep believing that one...
BMFPitt: Farking how the fark has this been going on for 50 years and no one has said, "Hey, maybe we should take a look at this?"
Revek: mactheknife: Revek: Its ridiculous that a for profit entity like the nfl, who gouges millions of Americans with a polished media glut could even imagine they deserve tax exempt status.No, it isn't, actually. NFL-related revenues are taxed, just as those of the MLB, NHL and NBA are. In each case though, they're just taxed upon either (1) the for-profit arm(s) of the league (e.g., NFL Business Ventures for the merchandising, NFL Films for revenues related to the NFL Network, etc.); or (2) the 32 teams. The league serves as a financial "pass through" for its 32 member clubs.If you want to hurt the NFL or MLB, take away not their tax exemptions, but their anti-trust exemptions.I'm pretty sure a mandated true profit tax would help the american citizens as a whole. It wouldn't be a penalty against the corps either. The nfl like every other corp in the world doesn't deserve any kind of exceptions. If they can't make it without them then they don't deserve to make it period.
James F. Campbell: You know what? fark it. Get rid of tax-exempt status for everyone.
Silverstaff: mactheknife: If you want to hurt the NFL or MLB, take away not their tax exemptions, but their anti-trust exemptions.Isn't MLB's anti-trust exemption based on a very old SCOTUS ruling that ruled that Major League Baseball isn't "interstate commerce" because it's nothing but playing a game?Wouldn't they have to get that ruling overturned?
Lucky LaRue: The NFL is a tax-exempt organization?![imageshack.us image 800x534]
Wodan11: No more bulk rate postage stamps, not when the USPS is losing money, and it is a headache to manage. Everybody pays first class rate, period.
tbhouston: tickets have taxes, shirts, beer, nfl ticket, nfl rewind.. any cap.. everything is taxed at sale.. WTF is the problem?
tbhouston: good thing everything the NFL is taxed..stop trying to get double paid..tickets have taxes, shirts, beer, nfl ticket, nfl rewind.. any cap.. everything is taxed at sale.. WTF is the problem?
profplump: Wodan11: No more bulk rate postage stamps, not when the USPS is losing money, and it is a headache to manage. Everybody pays first class rate, period.That bulk-rate pre-sort mail subsidizes your first-class use -- it creates the base load that allows the marginal cost of first-class mail to be under $1. FedEx and UPS both provide exactly the same scheme for big customers for exactly the same reasons. It would be unwise from a financial perspective to require the USPS to act differently.If you want to make an argument on the grounds that junk mail is wasteful, annoying, bad public policy, etc. that's fine. But the financial argument is a non-starter.
pedobearapproved: Are you the mayor of San Diego? I know our hotels and bars HATE the games, all those people crowding in busying up the place. Can't it just be peaceful? Those places that sell NFL branded merch also must be dying to get rid of teams. The same with restaurants that have food delivery during the times the games are on. And don't forget the mom and pop liquor store that must just hate selling cases of beer to people in that silly NFL branded merch.
Agent Smiths Laugh: fluffy2097: God. Every day I become smugger and smugger for not voting at all./I told you they were both monsters.//you didn't listen.Oh no, I've been in agreement for a long time.I dislike and distrust every single manifestation of government and politics.It's all corrupt right down to the bedrock.
netringer: You know. Like how any employer of a few hundred people gets the taxpayers to build them their facility.
DeathCipris: Ivo Shandor: benh999: The NFL earns virtually nothing. It is an association of which its members earn billions which are taxed.If they don't earn anything, why would they worry about being taxed on it?You mean the same organization that earned $10 billion per year in revenue?Someone DRTFA and thy name is benh999
profplump: tbhouston: tickets have taxes, shirts, beer, nfl ticket, nfl rewind.. any cap.. everything is taxed at sale.. WTF is the problem?All other businesses (and individuals) also pay taxes on their profits, in addition to collecting sales taxes during transactions (which is technically a tax on the purchaser, not the seller). Why shouldn't the NFL do the same?
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