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are professional athletes makeing too much money
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Speedy Clinton
May 13, 2012
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Emily Buggert
May 14, 2012
2 convinced
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Yes they are. Thier job is nothing but entertain people thats all they do and they get payed for playing a game thats it its what children do play. Nurses, doctors, firemen, cops, all these people get paid way less than that and their job is to save lifes. They do this after college that cost alot most of the time without a very high schoolership fund. They get paid way to much for something as unimportint as entertainment.

sorry for the bad spelling

 
lilly1
May 16, 2012
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what is too much?

 
bnachilles
May 27, 2012
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Footballers in the UK where I live make way too much money.

 
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daftone
May 13, 2012
2 convinced
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Whats too much? A congressman gets 180k per year for life even if he only serves 2 years and doesn't pass a bill. An actor gets 15 million a movie plus residuals for maybe 3 months of work. At least an athlete does some real work. His career is maybe 10 years tops and he'll have to live off those 10 years for the next 40. Add to the fact the aches and pains from the numerous injuries. Pitchers and tennis players elbows hurt for life, runners knees, linebackers everything etc etc.

 
jonjax71
May 14, 2012
1 convinced
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The owners are able to pay them inidcating they're generating the income to offer those salaries, it's what the market allows, one of the tenants of capitalism.

By the way, it takes much longer than 3 months for movies to be filmed, actors put in 10 to 12 hours days I do find that those that are elected by the people to serve them should not be above the people they serve when it comes to salaries, retirement and benefits, they should be on the same scale as their consitituents

 
phelcan
May 15, 2012
0 convinced
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Money isn't about fairness, it's about price and demand and quantity.
Who ever makes more, makes more. And I think it would be pretty UNFAIR if there was some law that gave everyone equal money, essentially communism. So even though they do make way too much money for running around and throwing balls, they made it fair and square.

 


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