posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 03:00 PM
So I know there are those of you out there who back up ridiculous salaries. It's not my money to complain about (how it's spent/who's earning it),
they're not taking money from me -- those are some of the arguments I've heard.
I fundamentally disagree with these notions as absolutes. First, there's only so much pie to go around. Second, most Americans are milked to the
breaking point week in and week out. Many things we buy -- many are necessities -- and the profit margins on necessities are disgusting. I will put a
random example out there. It's not the best example, as it's not exactly a necessity, but I like the example because it's something that is a complete
rip off. PAPER TOWELS. Heh. These have gotten so expensive. Not only are they expensive, balogna legislation like that which keeps us from getting
cheaper paper products from a better renewable resources like hemp is letting them run a racket.
Alright, like I said, that's not the best example, but I chose it because I've noticed the price of paper towels get out of control over the last
twenty years or so.
The REAL point of this thread. Income desparity. Have you guys heard that that Angus T. Jones kid makes like 300k PER EPISODE of Three and a Half Men?
This is an average show at best... it sits somewhere in the middle popularity-wise.... and this kid not one of the top two actors on the show. The
fact that he is making 300k per episode... that means that the amount of money the producers of this show have to throw around... it's sickening. And
this is just one minuscule morsel of the Hollywood pie. You know, Hollywood, where many of the copyright cartel who are hurting so bad that they must
fundamentally change our Internet reside.
I'm not jealous. I'm disgusted.
edit on 11/30/2012 by AkumaStreak because: (no reason given)