Ethics and implications of purchasing patriotism
By: Taylor Zachary ~Staff Writer~ The Department of Defense (DOD) paid $6.8 million in taxpayer money and Defense funds to professional sports teams to “fund patriotism,” according to a 2016 Senate report. When Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake began looking into Defense spending on military tributes, they found that the New Jersey Army National Guard paid the New York Jets $377,000 over four years. In any given season, the Jets received an average of $115,000 to simply recognize soldiers during time-outs and half-time performances. The report also indicated that, from 2011 to 2014, the Atlanta Falcons collected just … Continue reading Ethics and implications of purchasing patriotism
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