Re: “Senate calls hearings on bounties” (TNT, 3-23).
With unemployment above 8 percent, an ongoing mortgage crisis, problems with access to health care, $4 gasoline, a generation likely less well educated than their parents (not to mention any international issues), the U.S. Senate plans hearings to review $1,500 payments between adults to encourage vigorous tackling in a sport where tackling is legal?
Are you kidding me? Hasn’t the National Football League already taken dramatic action? What’s next? Legislation on brush-back pitches in baseball?
Is it any wonder we have the issues we have when our federal government prioritizes hearings on the inanities of sport over addressing the real problems of society? We can’t realistically vote them all out, but perhaps we could begin asking for civil debate on issues that matter.
How about encouraging the Washington delegation to at least publicly condemn the “football hearings” as a waste of the people’s time?