Paul L. Caron

Monday, August 24, 2009

Philadelphia Eagles Pass on $10k Tax Credit for Hiring Ex-Convict Michael Vick

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

The Mayor's Office for the Re-entry of Ex-Offenders (MORE) offers a $10,000 tax credit for employers who hire people who have been released from prison.

Michael Vick, the dogfighting-disgraced quarterback signed by the Eagles this month, spent 18 months in federal prison for his crimes against canines. He's due to make $1.6 million this year.

The Eagles could recoup .625 percent of that if they sought the MORE tax credit, but team spokeswoman Pamela Browner Crawley said that it won't happen. "It was never considered," said Crawley. 

(Hat Tip:  Robby Packard.)

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Good grief. Take the lousy $10,000 credit. If it makes the team feel guilty, then donate it to the humane society. That money is better off anywhere else than government.

Posted by: Woody | Aug 24, 2009 7:20:01 PM