While Aid To Homeless Vets Gets Cut, The Pentagon Funds NASCAR

As Republicans cut aid to low income Americans in the name of deficit reduction, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) is pursuing a campaign to stop the Pentagon from funding NASCAR and other sporting events through sponsorship deals. Her bill would require “the military to submit for a 30-day congressional review period” any sports sponsorship deal larger than $250,000. She said she introduced the bill because Congress “voted to eliminate funding for homeless veterans, slash community health centers serving low-income families and pass a fiscal year 2011 budget that would force 800,000 Americans to lose their jobs” while “taxpayer-funded sponsorship of NASCAR racing teams was protected.”

Sean Savett