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

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    when did I say that? All I said about Goddell's taxation is that his pay has absolutely nothing to do with NFL's non-profit status.
    Do you always assume that every response to your posts will be disagreement? I was merely adding to your point.


    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    The NFL is a non-profit because it doesn't operate for-profit but as an organization institution for the Football teams.
    They are an organizational institution for "for profit" football teams. That makes them a for-profit organizational institution. Their "no profit" status is merely an abuse of the intended legal criteria. A kid's football program having pot-luck dinners as fund-raisers this is not.
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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Most definitely, building a $1 billion stadium in the great recession was tasteless enough, but this is nothing but pure entertainment. They are not a necessity of life.
    The NFL most certainly isn't. College football is another story .

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you always assume that every response to your posts will be disagreement? I was merely adding to your point.
    Alright.

    They are an organizational institution for "for profit" football teams. That makes them a for-profit organizational institution.
    No, that makes the football teams for profit institutions. The NFL doesn't generate a profit.

    Their "no profit" status is merely an abuse of the intended legal criteria. A kid's football program having pot-luck dinners as fund-raisers this is not.
    I didn't know "having pot-luck dinners as fund-raisers" is the legal definition of non-profit.
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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    What???? I didn't know the NFL was tax exempt! Why on earth is THAT? That's ridiculous! I say cut this before we cut food stamps. (Obviously, I'm not a sports fan.)
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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    The NFL most certainly isn't. College football is another story .
    College football is too often one-sided to be enjoyable, though I will watch a game occasionally if I have time.
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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    why not make them reimburse every citizen or traveler that has paid a stadium tax

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    I didn't know "having pot-luck dinners as fund-raisers" is the legal definition of non-profit.
    It's not. But, based on your last two responses, I now know that casual communication is not your strong suit. (Seriously, most people would have gotten that.) Duly noted.
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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    This argument is such a scam. Every team owner, player and other associate in the NFL pays taxes. Only the league administration is a non-profit organization.

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

    I think they (and really all) non-profits should have certain rules about how much they are allowed to pay their employees if they wish to keep non-profit status. If upper management of a non-profit is receiving as much pay as most CEOs of major corporations, then yes, that shows that they are making an actual profit, and that it is going into the pockets of their employees, particularly upper level employees. Now, I wouldn't automatically revoke non-profit status, but it would essentially be redistribution of the money or reducing how much money is taken in overall.
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    Re: Should Congress revoke the NFL's tax exempt status?

    The NFL should be required to pay taxes, as they are clearly a business and not a charity. They are legally supposed to be promoting the entire football industry as their charitable work, but in practice they obviously exclusively support their specific team franchises. Its as transparent as creating a "soda industry league" who only ever deals with Coke. The NBA is honest about their status as a business and there is no reason why the NFL or other professional sporting leagues should get special treatment.

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