October 5, 2009, - 10:49 am
While I agree with a good deal of what Rush Limbaugh says, there are several areas of significant difference. For instance, I’ve always wondered why Rush Limbaugh–while speaking out against most other forms of big government–has never said anything about taxes and millages and outright giveaways to sports teams. If he has spoken out against it, I haven’t heard it. In my opinion, that’s the worst form of corporate welfare, which creates the least amount of jobs, jobs which are mostly seasonal and which pay well below market rates. Why should the average working stiff subsidize the palaces and offices of gazillionaire owners and millionaire players?
Now, we may have the answer on Rush’s views. He may be about to become one of the part owners of the St. Louis Rams. If you thought Rush was biased in favor of pro sports teams and athletes already, look out. On the other hand, if he becomes an owner, he may have to restrain what he says about pro football. We’ll see.
And maybe he’ll see that owning a football team is a lot different from wanting to be liked by guys who make millions to wear jockstraps and their coaches. Though, minority owners rarely feel pain in football (nor, come to think of it, do majority owners). He’ll be like Venus and Serena Williams, who are part owners of the Miami Dolphins.
After the horrible way he was treated by ESPN, though, it’s a smart move. Being an ESPN football commentator is chump change compared with being an NFL owner. Good luck, Rush.
Tags: corporate welfare, National Football League, NFL, Rush Limbaugh, St. Louis Rams