It’s about time the US Army stopped (some) of the advertising spending. And it’s about time one of the Tea Party folks in Congress actually did something to cut spending, even if it’s just a little bit.
Oh, wait. She’s not a Republican.
Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., who tried last year to end military sports sponsorship programs before her amendment was defeated, commended Tuesday’s announcement that the Army would end a 10-year run of sponsoring NASCAR.
“This program was not effective,” McCollum told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday. “By eliminating a wasteful program, they’re protecting taxpayer dollars and they can refocus those dollars on recruiting efforts that bring in well-qualified recruits to keep our Army strong.
“The Army now joins the Navy and the Marine Corps in pulling out of NASCAR as far as sponsorships go. Now I’d like to see, as they haven’t been able to show us any numbers that any of these sports sponsorships work, that we bring an end to the sports sponsorships.”
Where is the Tea Party, anyway?