Corporate sponsors and government
November 25, 2012 Leave a comment
When it comes to corporate sponsorship the US government acts high and mighty and wants to be a neutral oasis away from commercialism. They will put ads on buses and park benches, but won’t take it one step further.
That makes no sense. The US Postal Service is about to go bankrupt and there are about 500,000 postal worker uniforms and 200,000 mail trucks with no ads on them.
To help the Post Office balance its budget, the US should just slap some Dominos, Valvoline, and GoDaddy ads on those mail trucks and postal uniforms.
Many activities such as NASCAR, the WNBA, and the Olympics owe their longevity and success to corporate sponsors.
It is fiscally irresponsible for the government to not use corporate sponsorships to help fund its government services.
Look at the US space program, the entire NASA shuttle program has been decommissioned. But Red Bull corporate sponsorships make it possible for people to jump from space. If NASA would have allowed advertisements on their space shuttles and spacesuits they would be launching rockets into space right now testing new devices and advancing our scientific knowledge. But instead they are sitting at home with their mistaken pride twiddling their thumbs.