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Tell the IRS: Revoke the NFL's Tax-Exempt Status

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- 2042 days ago -
You read that right: The NFL enjoys nonprofit status. The National Football League is one of the most profitable enterprises in the world. However, it is regularly subsidized by state and local governments to build and upgrade facilities.


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David B (38)
Tuesday December 17, 2013, 5:22 pm
Thanks Robert... Signed (50638 total signers.)

David B (38)
Tuesday December 17, 2013, 5:30 pm
Now we need a petition to remove the tax exempt status of religious organizations. I have yet to see a poverty stricken church.

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday December 17, 2013, 5:31 pm

Fran F (116)
Tuesday December 17, 2013, 5:34 pm
Signed and noted, thanks, Robert.

Tuesday December 17, 2013, 6:10 pm
Noted & Signed. How can they possible be classed as non-profit. Thanks Robert

Tuesday December 17, 2013, 6:45 pm
Signed, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 17, 2013, 7:07 pm
Signed-thx Robert

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 17, 2013, 8:45 pm
Signed /thank you Robert/I had no idea of this/

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday December 17, 2013, 11:34 pm
N& S. I commented that the NFL must be laughing all the way to the bank.

John Holton (344)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 5:10 am
S and N

David C (75)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:00 am

Jason R (67)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:05 am
Great idea. Done.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8:45 am

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 9:38 am
How ridiculous - as bad as NASCAR getting big bucks from the government. When they are cutting food stamps, veteran's benefits, and every other social service that should be helped, this is obscene. Signed

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 11:29 am
More government CORPORATE WELFARE....but giving the unemployed more time on their, can't have that now can we......sickening.
Signed previously this morning in private email, Robert. Noted.

Vivian B (169)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 12:02 pm
Ya know, I love football. It is something I look forward to football season every year. But this is totally INSANE! I never knew this. It is so WRONG!!! How they can even ask for such things is one thing! But to be given it blankly by all the places where they have stadiums?
PUUUULLLLLEEEEEAAASSSEEE!! This is down right stealing from the poor to give to the rich!!!
I have never seen a team owner go without food or shelter!!!!!

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 1:04 pm
Very gladly signed. Noted. Thank you, Robert.

Beth Tatum (95)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 1:07 pm
This has to end now. Team owners are raking in money and can easily afford to pay their fair of taxes, but because they can afford it, they get away without paying taxes. Doesn't see right to me.

Thoms B (1)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 1:15 pm
The Green Bay Packers are the only exception and do not belong in this photo. They have been a shining example of how socialism can work better than capitalism. The team and stadium are both owned by local citizens who stand in line to do the cleaning, snow removal and maintenance. Tickets are sold out years in advance. It is the smallest city with one of the oldest and best teams. This is the model all teams should follow.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 1:25 pm
I definitely signed this!

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 1:37 pm
Gladly signed. Thanks Robert

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 2:35 pm


Lynn Pascente (141)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 4:00 pm
Signed & noted! Thanks Robert!

Freya H (344)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 4:04 pm
The NFL non-profit? MY A*SE!!! They are as for-profit as it gets. I'm sure a good investigation could uncover more cheats like them.

Kamia T (89)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 4:04 pm
This is absurd. In the same way that I have a problem with any religious institution paying millions to anyone as a "salary," the NFL takes in billions and pays everyone involved with it well. Anyone taken a look at a Super Bowl ring lately just to see how much the entire thing is about bling? This is a ridiculous waste of our money!

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 4:09 pm

Mike H (252)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 4:14 pm
Signed ty

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 4:35 pm
noted, signed

Jim Phillips (3247)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 7:56 pm

Revoke the NFL's nonprofit status immediately.
The NFL does not need nor warrant as a nonprofit organization.

ty, Robert.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 12:32 am
noted signed and spammer flagged

Bridget Robertson (106)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 1:19 am
Signed and noted.

Chaoti Huang (0)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 2:15 am

Kaileen Reynolds (60)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 6:32 am
Done. Thanks.

Sarah Baker (61)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 1:22 pm
...really? I think not!

Birgit W (160)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 2:35 pm
Are you kidding me? Outrageous. Signed.

James Maynard (84)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 2:47 pm
If this group is "non-profit," why are any of us paying taxes?!?!

Kevin Lewis (1)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 3:10 pm
Signed, I didn't realize that pro football has tax exempt status.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 6:46 pm
Signed. If the NFL and for that matter all the sport leagues, can afford to pay the outrageous salaries to the babies that play the sport, they can darn well afford to pay taxes. Maybe then we would see how actually wants to play the game, not just get all the money they can for cry babies that are no better, especially without steroids, than most kids on sandlot.

fly b (26)
Friday December 20, 2013, 2:53 pm
signed ty
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