- Jun 13, 2016
- AFL Club
- West Coast
WCE, hawthorn and Collingwood could comfortably pay above the soft cap and pay the tax. If this provides a competitive advantage, why is there a reluctance to pay the tax?
based on this article https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/afl/afls-cap-on-football-department-spending-proving-to-have-bite/news-story/d575f2ac579ebd506b96e1038b927c70, it was Freo, Hawks and WCE.
Because it’s giving money to prop up other clubs.
And even if the big clubs DO spend enough that they are getting a noticeable advantage like the AFL will just up the rate to bring it back to a "more equal" situation.Because it’s giving money to prop up other clubs.
So what is the benefit? Pay more money so that other clubs have more, which means everyone pays more money for the same thing and then you are forced to pay even more money for that same thing and that’s how inflation works.