How is Spanish soccer like GOP economics?

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An interesting and somewhat amusing comparison of the problems with the Spanish soccer league and US economics.

Column: How is Spanish soccer like GOP economics?
Rich vs. poor

Every year, soccer in Spain generates about $800 million in revenue, enough, you would think, to keep all the teams healthy, the players paid and the fans happy. But half of that $800 million goes directly to the two richest, most popular, most dominant teams in Spain — Barcelona and Real Madrid. These two also enjoy their own sponsorship and broadcast deals. As a result, Spain has two teams that have the best players in the world paid tens of millions of dollars per year — and roughly 20 bankrupt teams.
 
Aug 2010
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Another good article focusing on the failure of GOP economic policies. "Just say 'NO'" isn't a viable plan.

A Republican Strategy For Stimulus - Forbes.com
There is a market out there for some ambitious Republican to take on a role similar to the one Jack Kemp played in the late 1970s. Like now, Republicans had just lost the White House and suffered severe losses in Congress. But Kemp recognized that in a political drubbing there is also an opportunity for new ideas to break through and get a hearing. Kemp found that there are always innovative thinkers out there happy to do pro bono work for a congressman or senator willing to adopt their ideas and champion them.
The GOP needs to move away from extremism and start focusing upon it's core issues of responsible fiscal policies and national security.