NFL Wrong To Not Promote Affordable Care Act

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The Washington Post reported Friday that the NFL is bowing to anti-health care reform Republicans, and will not promote the Affordable Care Act as the law begins its next phase of educating millions of Americans of their enrollment options and preparing them to sign up for health insurance.

The corrupt and cowardly NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell have the opportunity to help implement the law of the land, but are refusing because a few Republican senators warned the league in a letter not to go along.

This isn’t about President Barack Obama or even Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who made the request, but a small group of right-wing Republicans who can’t get past the fact that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land.

Let me repeat: the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. That means promoting it should be no more controversial than educating Americans about Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.

The league’s shameful refusal to help promote the health care reform law should come as no surprise. This is the same league that tolerates and promote the Washington Redskins‘ use of the racist word. But allowing a franchise to use a racial slur as their nickname is just the tip of the iceberg.

Remember the bounty scandal? What about the league’s special tax and legal treatment? Or playing an entire year without a collective bargaining agreement? Looking the other way when New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and others are caught cheating? What about for decades ignoring the safety of their players as concussions and other debilitating injuries devastate former athletes?

The NFL is wrong to not promote the Affordable Care Act, but Goodell and the league have much bigger problems to deal with than going along with the demands of anti-health care reform Republicans.

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  • MikeInMaine

    You’re the most idiotic hack fuck who ever wrote anything for the public’s purview. This “law” is unconstitutional. The Supreme court fucked up. The Congress fucked up. Nobody read the fucking 2700 page bill. It was only passed with the coercion (greased palms) of MANY senators by the Chicago gangland thug tactics that are obama’s cabal, of which include the union goons, the criminals in ACORN (thrown out of their ability to practice their crooked trickery), and the 90% radically liberal media in this country. Many DEMOCRATS in Congress have since conceded that this thing is a fucking nightmare “train wreck”. The government has no business usurping authority over the free enterprise system in a democratic society; especially a constitutional republic. 77% of the population is against this piece of shit – which is going to bankrupt our nation. And a large majority was against it when it was passed by “representatives” who do not listen to their constituents. That means many republicans in name only (RINOS) who are just as despicable as the 80% of the democrats today – “progressives”; who are yesterdays communists. All of these crooks have been selling us down the river for generations. But you’re obviously a mindless sheeple who doesn’t have a fucking clue what the principles are on which our nation was founded, nor what they mean. Wilson started the snowball from Hell, with his socialist policies, and our snake-filled congress gave away the power to print money and the control of fiscal policy to a private cabal in 1913. Jefferson and Lincoln (especially) warned us of this. They said it would be the beginning of the end. You’re probably so fucking drunk on the kool-aid that you don’t think there’s a damned thing wrong with the many recent scandals coming to light. You probably think the IRS is an honest entity. You probably think our “educational” system is fair and balanced, instead of being a liberal extremist indoctrination factory, brewing since the mid sixties. You were probably dumbed down.. I mean “educated” there since it’s been roaring to a boil and spewing out nothing but revisionist, socialist and politically correct nonsense. You have been taught what to “think” instead of how to think. If I thought you had a trace of a brain I’d suggest you read Madison, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, the US Constitution, our Bill Of Rights, The Magna Carta, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle so that you might understand the most genius form of governance and the limitations of it vs over-reach vs individual liberty. But you’re another stupid liberal assfuck (excuse the redundancy) who lacks the ability to process such matters as you don’t possess the gift of reason. FACT.