Friday, June 28, 2013

Fans Petition NFL: 'I Don't Watch the NFL to be Preached at by HHS Secretary'

The Obama administration is in talks with the National Football League to make commercials promoting the new Obamacare law.

Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said this week that the NFL "has been very actively and enthusiastically engaged" in these discussions. Taxpayer dollars would be used to pay for these NFL Obamacare commercials.

Americans for Tax Reform has released a petition that allows taxpayers to voice their opposition to this HHS effort, reports Craig Bannister.

The petition reads:
As an NFL fan, I am opposed to my tax dollars being used by the NFL to promote Obamacare. I don't watch the NFL to be preached at by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other politicians. Keep healthcare politics out of the NFL.


  1. Funny, the NFL is free to preach about subsidized militarism all it wants, but boondoggle health care is just beyond the pale.

    How about not worshipping athletes as ubermensch whose endorsements we all need to consider for our daily lives, one way or another.

    Maybe if people were playing sports instead of watching them we wouldn't have so many fattos clogging the health system with expensive lifestyle diseases like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

  2. Its also fine and dandy that the NFL gets numerous municipal subsidies for its stadiums which really are are akin to theme parks. No outrage on that front however.

    The NFL is run eerily similar to the way banks are operated under the slogan: "Socialize the risk; privatize the reward."