Some general in the Army National Guard decided that the ANG should become a team sponsor of Dale Earnhart, Jr’s. racing team.
For this, the ANG gets its name on one of the cars. I could not see it on most of them, but this photo displays it. The car appears to be headed for a crash.
Do we want recruits this stupid?
“I think that it’s good for our team and good for the sport. We’re excited that they’re ready to be on board for the next season,” Earnhardt said Friday at Michigan International Speedway, where he’ll race Sunday. “I feel comfortable that we’re set and we can move forward.”
It’s good for a true Good Young Boy of NASCAR. His team can use the money. It’s not so good for taxpayers.
Every year, the military spends $72 million for sports team subsidies. There was an attempt to cut this. Congress refused.
You wonder why the federal government is running a $1.2 trillion deficit? Because Washington’s sign is “Boondoggles R Us.”
Sports leagues such as NASCAR, IndyCar, Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association sent a letter to Republican and Democratic leaders urging them to oppose the amendment.
Earnhart went out to give a lecture to high schools. He told the media this.
“We’ve got some great ideas coming up that we just started implementing this past week, where we’re going to visit high schools and talk to kids and the parents and the principals and getting the Guard an opportunity to have more access at that level, so we’re doing some good things.
“That was a lot of fun. That was the first time I’ve been to a high school to talk to a group like that, so I enjoyed that.”
I am in favor of an all-volunteer army. But I think there are better reasons to sign up than this.