30% Say Government Should Limit Pay for Athletes and Movie Stars

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posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by elston

Originally posted by Make Speed Limit 45

Originally posted by David9176


Eat the rich right? Punish success.



Success? They're successful in the same sense a bank robber is successful. They have a lot of money but they didn't earn it. The people who are truly successful and deserve wealth are the producers - Famers, engineers, architects, truckdrivers, factory workers. It's people like that who produce wealth.


You seem to be very angry. I know a lot of people who are farmers/engineers/architects who are millionares. No factory workers or truck drivers though. They (actors and athletes) chose their undustry and competed against many to get where they are. Don't punish their success. Hard work should be rewarded. They also create jobs, people buy tickets because they enjoy them, creates stadium jobs, apparal jobs, stores to sell their wares, etc. Are you saying that you would never ever want a job that paid you 16mil a year? That sounds doubtful. Everyone strives to be successful, it's just that money doesn't equal success. Some of those millionares you could probably feel sorry for because they are empty on the inside. I myself have a great family so I feel pretty rich in that regard.


really ?? then acting and pornography must be hard work ..


heres , where i agree with soviet methods of pay scale that was 1:6 ,
.i.e the most skilled like scientist,state minister,economist get 600$ , while the unskilled worker gets 100$

but in USA,its quite funny , the payscale is 1:6000, with payscale of unskilled worker 100$, but a stupid retarded jock/movie star/CEO earned 600,000$

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so like the third world nations should continue to be exploited and their populations starved for well being of US elites ??


[edit on 28-3-2009 by sadchild01]




posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by sadchild01

Originally posted by elston

Originally posted by Make Speed Limit 45

Originally posted by David9176


Eat the rich right? Punish success.



Success? They're successful in the same sense a bank robber is successful. They have a lot of money but they didn't earn it. The people who are truly successful and deserve wealth are the producers - Famers, engineers, architects, truckdrivers, factory workers. It's people like that who produce wealth.


You seem to be very angry. I know a lot of people who are farmers/engineers/architects who are millionares. No factory workers or truck drivers though. They (actors and athletes) chose their undustry and competed against many to get where they are. Don't punish their success. Hard work should be rewarded. They also create jobs, people buy tickets because they enjoy them, creates stadium jobs, apparal jobs, stores to sell their wares, etc. Are you saying that you would never ever want a job that paid you 16mil a year? That sounds doubtful. Everyone strives to be successful, it's just that money doesn't equal success. Some of those millionares you could probably feel sorry for because they are empty on the inside. I myself have a great family so I feel pretty rich in that regard.


really ?? then acting and pornography must be hard work ..


heres , where i agree with soviet methods of pay scale that was 1:6 ,
.i.e the most skilled like scientist,state minister,economist get 600$ , while the unskilled worker gets 100$

but in USA,its quite funny , the payscale is 1:6000, with payscale of unskilled worker 100$, but a stupid retarded jock/movie star/CEO earned 600,000$



It is called a free market. It happens to be one of the principles this country was founded on. Citing that you agree with the Soviet pay scale says qute a bit about you. You seem to think that these people (actors and athletes) jobs are easy. You must not know any. Public opinion constantly ripping you apart, no privacy, etc. If you think acting is easy why don't you go be the next superstar and donate all of your money to charity. If you think you can be the next Manning go try out and donate all your proceeds or make a statement by saying you want your salary capped at 100K. Seriously you're bashing the American way. Hard work and "financial" success means you are paid well. Something about me though thinks I won't be seing you on tv anytime soon.



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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Tell me something genius...

What the hell does an actor have to do with exploiting third world countries? If by exploiting you mean the millions they spend feeding those people, or the millions they've spent on vaccines, or hospitals.........


Yes you are right, these meddlesome actors must be stopped, immediately.

[edit on 28-3-2009 by aravoth]



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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WOW!

As much as I personally try to avoid that level of sarcasm in a debate, I don't think there's any way anyone can actually argue against that.





posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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actullay, the masses are fooled by marketing gimmicks that appeal to base instincts , that fool the masses ,thus models ,jocks, MTV,NBC , make massive money



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by sadchild01
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actullay, the masses are fooled by marketing gimmicks that appeal to base instincts , that fool the masses ,thus models ,jocks, MTV,NBC , make massive money



You're on the internet paying whatever a month to the ISP, you probably have a tv in your house, do you wear clohtes you bought at a store? Do you shop for food at a store? etc. Oh, have you ever read a book, I am sure that author made millions on the book deal you should go after them as well. The owners of ATS may actually make money from the ad revenue, you should stop visiting this site because you protest. Goodbye. Stick to your principles.



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 02:50 PM
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It is called a free market. It happens to be one of the principles this country was founded on. Citing that you agree with the Soviet pay scale says qute a bit about you. You seem to think that these people (actors and athletes) jobs are easy. You must not know any. Public opinion constantly ripping you apart, no privacy, etc. If you think acting is easy why don't you go be the next superstar and donate all of your money to charity. If you think you can be the next Manning go try out and donate all your proceeds or make a statement by saying you want your salary capped at 100K. Seriously you're bashing the American way. Hard work and "financial" success means you are paid well. Something about me though thinks I won't be seing you on tv anytime soon.


your free market is nothing but a monopoly market run by powerful elites ,
the free market proponents are Ron Paul , who wants to destroy corporatist fascism by legalizing hemp , and the only honest people left




Hard work and "financial" success means you are paid well. Something about me though thinks I won't be seing you on tv anytime soon.


I have seen the hard work , the american way , i.e. exploiting third world countries , anyways ,China just used your methods and has literally ripped you apart financially



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 02:52 PM
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Who cares. You're just as gullible by agreeing that the government should step in a limit what people can make. You should start worrying about yourself you might be happier in life. The rate this country is going you'll get your salary caps except there will be one on you too. Instead of being able to splurge on what ever you like to splurge on you will only have enough for what they want you to buy.

Even though I don't know how much you make, I think you make to much money and you need to be salary caped. You should only be allowed to take home 10k a year.

edit - grammar

[edit on 28-3-2009 by Hastobemoretolife]



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 02:54 PM
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'China used our methods and ripped us off financially"?



Are you serious. Care to quote some sorces for you accusations. We destroyed ourselves financially, we just chose China as the vehicle to do so.




posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by elston

Originally posted by sadchild01
reply to post by phantom23
 




actullay, the masses are fooled by marketing gimmicks that appeal to base instincts , that fool the masses ,thus models ,jocks, MTV,NBC , make massive money



You're on the internet paying whatever a month to the ISP, you probably have a tv in your house, do you wear clohtes you bought at a store? Do you shop for food at a store? etc. Oh, have you ever read a book, I am sure that author made millions on the book deal you should go after them as well. The owners of ATS may actually make money from the ad revenue, you should stop visiting this site because you protest. Goodbye. Stick to your principles.





tv in your house

I don't have one. Tv spews propangada BS for NWO




The owners of ATS may actually make money from the ad revenue, you should stop visiting this site because you protest.


alteast , it informed me about what the TPTB and their blueprint for world domination ,the protocols of zion , of more than 90 % has been achieved




Oh, have you ever read a book, I am sure that author made millions on the book deal you should go after them as well.

I read books via open source on internet .free of charge




Do you shop for food at a store?


I don't go to stupid walmarts , i purchase them fresh from farmers or sabazi mandis



Stick to your principles.


I do . unlike you hypocritic christians



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 02:57 PM
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I am tired of this. Unless you are willing to sacrifice 90% of your income and all of your neighbors to make up for the tax loss then stop. Read some actual "FACTS" below.

Think of it this way: less than 3-1/2 dollars out of every $100 paid in income taxes in the United States is paid by someone in the bottom 50% of wage earners. Are the top half millionaires? Noooo, more like "thousandaires." The top 50% were those individuals or couples filing jointly who earned $29,019 and up in 2003. (The top 1% earned $295,495-plus.) Americans who want to are continuing to improve their lives, and those who don't want to, aren't. Here are the wage earners in each category and the percentages they pay:
The top 1% pay over a third, 34.27% of all income taxes. (Up from 2003: 33.71%) The top 5% pay 54.36% of all income taxes (Up from 2002: 53.80%). The top 10% pay 65.84% (Up from 2002: 65.73%). The top 25% pay 83.88% (Down from 2002: 83.90%). The top 50% pay 96.54% (Up from 2002: 96.50%). The bottom 50%? They pay a paltry 3.46% of all income taxes (Down from 2002: 3.50%). The top 1% is paying nearly ten times the federal income taxes than the bottom 50%! And who earns what? The top 1% earns 16.77% of all income (2002: 16.12%). The top 5% earns 31.18% of all the income (2002: 30.55%). The top 10% earns 42.36% of all the income (2002: 41.77%); the top 25% earns 64.86% of all the income (2002: 64.37%) , and the top 50% earns 86.01% (2002: 85.77%) of all the income.



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
reply to post by sadchild01
 


Who cares. You're just as gullible by agreeing that the government should step in a limit what people can make. You should start worrying about yourself you might be happier in life. The rate this country is going you'll get your salary caps except there will be one on you too. Instead of being able to splurge on what ever you like to splurge on you will only have enough for what they want you to buy.

Even though I don't know how much you make, I think you make to much money and you need to be salary caped. You should only be allowed to take home 10k a year.

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[edit on 28-3-2009 by Hastobemoretolife]


I didn't ask , that govt should step in ..

the only people who i would be willing to pay several times more would be scientists , not plutocrats who suppress technologies .





[edit on 28-3-2009 by sadchild01]



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 03:02 PM
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heres , where i agree with soviet methods of pay scale that was 1:6 , .i.e the most skilled like scientist,state minister,economist get 600$ , while the unskilled worker gets 100$


But you agree with the soviet method of the pay scale, who exactly is going to enforce this method of pay? You didn't have to say it, you implied it.



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 03:02 PM
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You gonna respond to my question or just sit there and act like a 3 year old throwing a fit?



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by aravoth
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You gonna respond to my question or just sit there and act like a 3 year old throwing a fit?


fit



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
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heres , where i agree with soviet methods of pay scale that was 1:6 , .i.e the most skilled like scientist,state minister,economist get 600$ , while the unskilled worker gets 100$



But you agree with the soviet method of the pay scale, who exactly is going to enforce this method of pay? You didn't have to say it, you implied it.


implied and directly saying is different , personally I want you americans to pay more to retards like jocks and robber international bankers , because it will hasten the destruction of your nation even faster , please make your payscales like 1:6,000,000 , thats even better



Are you serious. Care to quote some sources for you accusations. We destroyed ourselves financially, we just chose China as the vehicle to do so.


check currency manipulation, undervaluation of exports , refer to book named 'currency wars'



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by elston
This is largely related to jealousy.

Yep.

It's a free market society. If there wasn't a market that was willing and able to pay these salaries, then it wouldn't happen.

The call for this is right out of Atlas Shrugged. WHO IS JOHN GALT?



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by sadchild01

Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
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heres , where i agree with soviet methods of pay scale that was 1:6 , .i.e the most skilled like scientist,state minister,economist get 600$ , while the unskilled worker gets 100$



But you agree with the soviet method of the pay scale, who exactly is going to enforce this method of pay? You didn't have to say it, you implied it.


implied and directly saying is different , personally I want you americans to pay more to retards like jocks and robber international bankers , because it will hasten the destruction of your nation even faster , please make your payscales like 1:6,000,000 , thats even better



Are you serious. Care to quote some sources for you accusations. We destroyed ourselves financially, we just chose China as the vehicle to do so.


check currency manipulation, undervaluation of exports , refer to book named 'currency wars'




You are so misinformed I am now laughing. John Cooley wrote that book. Aside from being a former journalist for ABC did you who he worked for before that "THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR". Try expanding your knowledge a little.



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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As long as they leave us musicians alone I don't give a happy damn because at that point they'd have several solid slabs of eastern hardrock maple/mahoagony/rosewood/& ebony along with various bits of metal & abalone & mother of pearl crammed up their collective asses.



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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"Implying" and "saying" are the same thing. It is just a different way of expressing your view point.

And the truth comes out, you hate America. That is okay you keep wishing for our destruction and when you get what you want and you are left with nothing remember that is what you wanted.

Remember we go down, the world goes down. The rest of the world will suffer more than us too.





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