originally posted by: Grovit
originally posted by: Cuervo
a reply to: Grovit
If Hollywood got a bailout or ridiculous subsidies, you would have a point. The entertainment industries are far more independent and not nearly as
connected to American income.
how does my point not stand.
movie stars make millions per picture.
the entertainment industry also gets tax breaks for shooting in certain areas. i dont know the particulars of all that but it happens.
all im saying is people like to talk about hoe ceo's and such make such crazy money...
i want to know what people think about this.
21 million a year for lebron to play ball....
to me that is what is disgusting...
To me that's them paying him what he is demanding so that he will continue to go out and awe people.
Now - here's my take.
The american sports industry, in its billions and billions of dollars; is brought into question here because there are so few wielding so much - but
let me put this in context real quick: NBA Player vs WalMart CEO.
WalMart CEO - takes home [some absurd amount].
NBA Player - takes home an equally absurd amount.
WalMart CEO - employs [hundreds of thousands?]
NBA Player - employs nobody
WalMart CEO - reinvests his money into more money.
NBA Player - reinvests money into charities.
WalMart CEO - 'underpays' employees ( up to interpretation )
NBA Player - buys up all of his homies to be his entourage for 6 digits a piece. "F*[; it ninja! We out the hood!"
WalMart CEO - exempt from taxes and ... laws.
NBA Player - probably pays a grip in taxes, and gets fined a hundred grand for his drunk entourage inciting a riot.
Now - many of those are bad examples, and probably don't Actually apply - but there are some evils that are due more attention than others IMO. All
semantics really; but it's arguable that a basketball player is just a 'well payed walmart greeter' to someone's 'ceo'. And by well-payed I mean...
Probably too well payed; but I don't think that that's where the attention is due.
Tepco anyone? Much higher priority.
ETA: What does reducing the NBA player's salary do for us bottom feeders? Lowers grandstand tickets... But lowering the CEO of WalMart's salary -
results in more money to spread around - to employees.
edit on 9-12-2014 by DigitalJedi805 because: (no reason given)