November 25, 2012 Leave a comment
When it comes to corporate sponsorship the US government is a total control freak and wants nothing to do 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 workers 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 could not function without corporate sponsors. It is fiscally irresponsible for the government to not use corporate sponsorships to help fund its government services.
Look at Red Bull, their corporate sponsorship made it possible for a person to drop from the edge of space.
If NASA would have allowed advertisements on their space shuttles and spacesuits they would be launching shuttles into space right now testing new devices and advancing our scientific knowledge.
But instead they are broke, decommissioned, and twiddling their thumbs until they get more money.