HolyCoast: House Passes Ban on Military Sponsorships in NASCAR, Other Sporting Events

Friday, May 18, 2012

House Passes Ban on Military Sponsorships in NASCAR, Other Sporting Events

From Jamie Dupree's Twitter feed:
The House yesterday approved a plan that would ban military sponsorships of race car, wrestling and fishing events

The sponsorship ban was a bipartisan amendment backed by Rep Jack Kingston R-GA and Rep Betty McCollum D-MN

The Pentagon will spend $80 million this year on sponsorships like for Dale Jr; $136 million in past five years
Why would Republicans support this? I'm sure the military will tell you that sponsorships in NASCAR are a tremendous recruiting tool. The NASCAR fans are very patriotic and love seeing the various military branches represented in sponsorships on the cars.

I can see restricting the amount spent on such sponsorships, but banning them outright seems to be a classic case of overkill.

And this won't help NASCAR which has already been hit hard by the poor economy.  Ticket sales are down, and although they still draw a huge crowd, it's not like it was a few years ago.

2 comments:

Larry said...

Are they going to cancel the fly-by as the National Anthem finishes too? Either Rep Jack Kingston is unbeatable, or he's looking to get hammered next election.

Sam L. said...

Nahhhhh. Sucker Obama's boys in, way in, really deep, and spring the trap.

They're not smart enough to know they're nowhere near as smart as they think they are.