Question of the day

Does it make sense that pro athletes make more money than people who protect our lives, save us from dangers and teach our children?  Why is that and is anyone at fault for it?

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12 Responses to Question of the day

  1. SKL says:

    Supply and demand. If we don’t buy outrageously-priced tickets, they’ll cut salaries. But if we’re obsessed enough to pay them, we can’t really complain that they make more money than we do. I don’t think I’ve ever purchased a full-price sports ticket; for that matter, I’m pretty sure I haven’t purchased any major league sports ticket ever (excluding charity auctions). I’ve gotten a free ride occasionally from companies who buy blocks of tickets and show-off loges, but I’d be just as happy to sit home and watch it on TV if it’s a game I care about.

  2. Amber says:

    My big bitch? Is that they are called heroes. Heroes for what I wonder? For being able to throw or catch a ball? Big deal.

  3. SKL says:

    When you think about it, who gets paid better than drug dealers and pimps? And people who pander immorality on the big screen? Is this world screwy or what?

  4. SKL says:

    How did my last comment get on top?

  5. Joy says:

    Sorry SKL. My “time” has never been right and I’ve been working on it for a day. I’ll fix them.

  6. Elena says:

    No, it makes no sense at all to me. I agree with SKL, that it is essentially our fault for going along with it.

    And you know what is funny? I’ve been to a couple of big league games (my dad took me when I was a kid) but it is a million times more fun to buy a five dollar ticket to see the local minor league baseball team, high school football team, etc. You get a more personal experience, the bathrooms are closer, less traffic on the way out, the list goes on and on.

    The police, firefighters, soldiers and similar professions should absolutely be among the high paid jobs ever. They are the real heroes and our appreciation should be reflected in a very fat paycheck, among other things.

  7. Sue says:

    I hate that it’s this way. I think it is because the population buys into it, but when it comes to paying more taxes for something like education everyone gets their undies in a bunch. It’s too bad b/c most of the athletes could care less that little kids look up to them and run around doing stupid things that land them in jail. Oh, but then they just get a slap on the wrist and sent on their way. Arrrrrrrr……..

  8. SanityFound says:

    … does she know you are my partner in crime dear Minnesota?

  9. nikki says:

    This has always bothered me. We have teachers who help us in shaping our children into the great adults they will someday be, they are helping our future. What do they get…paycheck to paycheck lifestyles and they’re continuously being laid off! We have policemen and firemen who risks their lives everyday to keep us safe, or the men and women fighting for our country, and what do they get…same thing! Not only do they get shit on when it comes to pay but when they come home it’s hard for them to find a job. Then we have a bunch of grown men throwing or bouncing a ball for fun or competition and they get millions of dollars??? I never understood it and never will. Whatever theory or explanation they have, I will never agree with. Do I pay for sporting tickets? Sometimes but never a lot and it’s hardly ever. Not even once a year! It’ll always be this way and it’s sad! And my son aspires to be a sports player!!!

  10. javajunkee says:

    NO! And neither should actors and actresses. I mean seriously…WTF is the world coming to when somebody like Tom Cruise gets paid what he gets paid for 1 f’ing movie???
    I think they should share the wealth with the common folk who pay to watch their stupid flicks!

    did I happen to mention PMS in any of my recent comments..if not I’m doing it in this one 🙂

  11. Tessa says:

    If human service workers got paid a lot of money they would not do their jobs as well. They do not do it for the money, they do it because they care so much about others. If the job paid very well, everyone would want to do it. Personally, I like the pay scale for military and other human service positions. I know quite a few police officers, paramedics, military members, social workers, and firemen. They love what they do and live comfortable enough lives.

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