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    NFL Owners Love Them Some Mitt!

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    Dolphins owner Stephen Ross isn't shy about where he spends his money -- on and off the field.
    Ross has donated more money to the Presidential campaign of candidate Mitt Romney than any other NFL owner, according to a report by The Washington Examiner.
    Ross has donated $100,000 to the pro-Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future, $20,800 to the Republican National Committee, $5,000 to Romney's Free and Strong America PAC and $2,500 to Mitt Romney. Owners of the Cowboys, Browns, Chiefs, Jaguars, Jets, Dolphins, Texans, Chargers, Redskins, Bengals and Cardinals also have contributed to Romney.
    Overall, NFL political donations favor Republicans over Democrats three-to-one.


    (at the bottom): http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/nf...-jabar-gaffney

    Billionaires protecting their bulging wallets. I love how everyone talks about how greedy the NFL owners are in all kind of situations - vs. NFLPA, vs. NFLRA - but I'm interested to see how right-leaning football fans apply their logic here, when owners continue to show the same behavior via campaign donations to the party that will give them tax cuts.

    None of it really surprising to me in the least.

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    He could donate a lot more and it'd still be less than he stands to gain financially if Mitt is elected.

    Sound investment.
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    Both Obama and Romney cash the same checks.





    "Politics is the Art of Looking for Trouble, Finding it Everywhere, Diagnosing it Incorrectly, and Applying the Wrong Remedies"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphins9954 View Post
    Both Obama and Romney cash the same checks.
    You appear to have missed this sentence:

    Overall, NFL political donations favor Republicans over Democrats three-to-one.


    Most business interests -- especially Wall Street interests -- donate to both political parties. But the NFL and especially Ross haven't. He held a big fundraiser Romney appeared at a few months back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    You appear to have missed this sentence:



    Most business interests -- especially Wall Street interests -- donate to both political parties. But the NFL and especially Ross haven't. He held a big fundraiser Romney appeared at a few months back.
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    I'm talking overall. Both Obama and Romney love that Wall Street and Bank money. In fact they're the top 2 candidates of all time getting money from them.
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    No kidding. If I could change just one thing about this country, it would be to ensure that all elections were fully publicly funded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overworkedirish View Post


    (at the bottom): http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/nf...-jabar-gaffney

    Billionaires protecting their bulging wallets. I love how everyone talks about how greedy the NFL owners are in all kind of situations - vs. NFLPA, vs. NFLRA - but I'm interested to see how right-leaning football fans apply their logic here, when owners continue to show the same behavior via campaign donations to the party that will give them tax cuts.

    None of it really surprising to me in the least.
    Yeah right wingers being football fans and supported one of the organizations which represents socialism at its closest: centralized merchandising, revenue sharing, unions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    No kidding. If I could change just one thing about this country, it would be to ensure that all elections were fully publicly funded.
    I totally stand behind you on that one. Take private money, campaign contributions etc out and give candidates (also Congressional elections) a certain public fund.
    Make it illegal to ever accept a dime from a private corporation or private person as long as you serve the public.

    But won't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phins_4_ever View Post
    I totally stand behind you on that one. Take private money, campaign contributions etc out and give candidates (also Congressional elections) a certain public fund.
    Make it illegal to ever accept a dime from a private corporation or private person as long as you serve the public.

    But won't happen.

    The problem I have with that is you have to rely on an "honest" government giving those funds to candidates they deem "acceptable". Can you imagine a partisan R or D in charge of those funds??? Plus it takes away the grassroots efforts of Private People donating directly to their candidates. I think the problem is much bigger than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    No kidding. If I could change just one thing about this country, it would be to ensure that all elections were fully publicly funded.
    Thats one of the most foolish ideas Ive ever heard.
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