John Elway: “I don’t believe in safety nets”

And we're now rooting for the Seahawks...

Topics: John Elway, Fox News,

Well, here’s a reason to root for the Seattle Seahawks in tonight’s Super Bowl: Denver Broncos icon John Elway’s comments this morning on “Fox News Sunday.”

Elway, who won the Super Bowl twice as the Broncos quarterback and is now a team executive, was asked by Chris Wallace why he is a Republican.

His answer: Garbled nonsense about not believing in a social safety net.

“Well, it goes to what my beliefs are,” Elway said. “I believe that we’re giving the opportunity to succeed or not succeed.”

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“I don’t believe in safety nets,” he said. “Obviously, we’ve got to have some kind of safety nets. But I think my philosophy is when given the opportunity to go take advantage of that, I think that’s when you get the best out of people.”

As the Daily Kos points out, perhaps it’s time the “non-profit” NFL stops being a taker and starts paying taxes.

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