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Thread: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    you making **** up as you go counts for less.

    The Nebraska State Dairy Association could care less about milk production in in Iowa. It doesn't seek to improve Iowa Dairy farmers, but gets the same tax exempt status you claimed can't happen. stop pretending to know things you don't know.
    If the NFL stood for the Nebraska Football league, that analogy might be correct, unfortunately it actually means "national". The XFL was another national organization that operated in the same geographic locations as the NFL. The NFL has a tax exemption based on their claim they are business league for the national football industry, when in practice they promote their profit seeking brand alone.

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Then perhaps it is just the NFL that should be looked at. Honestly though, if you are claiming non-profit status or working for a non-profit, you should not expect to be paid high dollars, no matter how much someone may say they need you. It is wrong to believe otherwise. If these execs are making more than most for-profit firms, then the place really isn't non-profit at all, but rather for the profit of those in the top positions.
    Maybe because the employees of a non-profit are not non-profit, but the organization is. You keep insisting that a non-profit is some angelic organization. Well, they aren't, they like money just like the rest. Just look at any non-profit university. You have to have your tuition paid before the start of classes but if you drop. they have 8 weeks to refund your money.

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    If the NFL stood for the Nebraska Football league, that analogy might be correct, unfortunately it actually means "national". The XFL was another national organization that operated in the same geographic locations as the NFL. The NFL has a tax exemption based on their claim they are business league for the national football industry, when in practice they promote their profit seeking brand alone.
    the name of the organization does not determine what the organization can do. your replies get more and more pathetic.

    so long as it remains non profit, it could be called the ggg for all the law cares.

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    the name of the organization does not determine what the organization can do. your replies get more and more pathetic.

    so long as it remains non profit, it could be called the ggg for all the law cares.

    Are you seriously going to pretend that NFL is not a national organization? You really want to claim they rejected the XFL because of geographic reasons? The XFl and NFL both had teams operating in the city of San Francisco, making that argument garbage.

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Are you seriously going to pretend that NFL is not a national organization? You really want to claim they rejected the XFL because of geographic reasons? The XFl and NFL both had teams operating in the city of San Francisco, making that argument garbage.
    careful, you might get a hernia trying to drag such a heavy goal post.

    catering exclusively to the business needs of specific for profit organizations is not something a non-profit organization is allowed to do.

    you own this piece of idiocy. I already showed real world examples of non profit organizations catering exclusively to business based on several different types of criteria. your lies were exposed

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    If you tax the NFL, even though all of the teams in the NFL already DO pay taxes, they would just pass the cost onto the consumers and advertisers via price increases, so it really wouldn't matter to them, but costs to the consumer for tickets (already outrageously priced), merchandise and advertisers' products would rise.

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    careful, you might get a hernia trying to drag such a heavy goal post.

    catering exclusively to the business needs of specific for profit organizations is not something a non-profit organization is allowed to do.

    you own this piece of idiocy. I already showed real world examples of non profit organizations catering exclusively to business based on several different types of criteria. your lies were exposed
    You haven't proved squat. My statement was a "specific for profit organizations". The NFL caters only to one specific brand of football. Serving a limited geographic region is not the same thing as serving a specific brand or corporation.

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    If you tax the NFL, even though all of the teams in the NFL already DO pay taxes, they would just pass the cost onto the consumers and advertisers via price increases, so it really wouldn't matter to them, but costs to the consumer for tickets (already outrageously priced), merchandise and advertisers' products would rise.
    Given the amount of profit that the NFL (as a whole, league and teams) makes, this isn't a significant point. They could easily absorb the costs of what would probably be a small-ish tax, if they wanted to or had to, and never skip a beat. Or, as you say, they could pass the cost to ticket and merchandise buyers... and they'd pay it.

    Right now, balancing 'supply-and-demand' isn't something the NFL struggles with. The NFL is in the enviable position of being a purely 'demand' product, which is why tickets are outrageously priced.
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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    You haven't proved squat. My statement was a "specific for profit organizations". The NFL caters only to one specific brand of football. Serving a limited geographic region is not the same thing as serving a specific brand or corporation.
    yes, specific., Like how they specify the state, or the type of animal, etc, etc. These are all specifications.

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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Maybe because the employees of a non-profit are not non-profit, but the organization is. You keep insisting that a non-profit is some angelic organization. Well, they aren't, they like money just like the rest. Just look at any non-profit university. You have to have your tuition paid before the start of classes but if you drop. they have 8 weeks to refund your money.
    Then those who are are truly just like small businesses with no share holders, which should not be considered non-profits. The employees are simply seeing the profits as their own salaries or reinvesting those profits for bigger salaries in the future. It still profits them.
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