People are going through some tough times in America’s Heartland and beyond.

Save, save, save; cut, cut, cut is in full vogue.

So it’s understandable that there’s a push by some members of Congress to cut military sponsorships in NASCAR and other sports.

But it’s also wrong.

Sports and patriotism are a powerful mix, forever intertwined in a culture that takes its caps off to salute this country when the national anthem is performed at every sporting event.