Jesse Ventura is mad and he should be. A new report has been published that explains how the Pentagon has paid millions of dollars for acts of patriotism in professional sports.
As Salon reports:
Last week, senators John McCain (R-Arizona) and Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) released “Tackling Paid Patriotism,” a joint oversight report on taxpayer-funded displays of patriotism at sporting events. According to the report, the Department of Defense (DOD) spent a total of $53 million on “marketing and advertising contracts with sports teams between 2012 and 2015.” And that isn’t even the full picture.