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    How come these snowflakes who whine about income inequality

    never mention these overpaid athletes?
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    Different.

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    CEO's are way more over paid than athletes.

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    I saw a cartoon that showed a limousine driving by a playground basketball court. The tall guy playing basketball says, "I'm out here busting my butt every day and look, there goes another millionaire school teacher".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddyMax View Post
    CEO's are way more over paid than athletes.
    They both make most of their income based on performance and value they bring to the company or brand...athletes more physical, CEO more mental...in either case someone has placed a value on them and is willing to pay, so overpaid doesn't make sense unless you take it case by case and look at performance, if either doesn't perform up to the perceived value they will get paid less and/or lose their position...

    basically, if someone is willing to pay you a certain amount, at that moment you are worth that amount(to someone). which means you are not overpaid in that moment.

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    Left socialist movie stars love this cause too. '

    These dumb ass moves would just force companies to move... Left forgets to consider that angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NrmlCurvSurfr View Post
    They both make most of their income based on performance and value they bring to the company or brand...athletes more physical, CEO more mental...in either case someone has placed a value on them and is willing to pay, so overpaid doesn't make sense unless you take it case by case and look at performance, if either doesn't perform up to the perceived value they will get paid less and/or lose their position...

    basically, if someone is willing to pay you a certain amount, at that moment you are worth that amount(to someone). which means you are not overpaid in that moment.
    those fuckers are overpaid. Carly fiorini ****** up on her job. Bush had where he was investing in companies. The govt gave fortune 500 companies money to hire thinking it would stimulate the economy. She used the money to buy stocks back. Laid off a shitload of people.Overpaid for a company. Fuckedd up company and then was paid 20 million to go away. Likes to tell people how she worked as a secretary. Fails to explain she was her dad's secretary at the university of texas when he taught law. He went to become head of the law dept at duke. Very smart man but the genes skipped a generation.

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    no they are not overpaid
    this is supply and demand, basketball players are in high demand, and so earn a lot, its called capitalism. for a more equal distribution of income we would be delving into communism, and as far as I know for americans, to be a commie is the most heinous of crimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlowilly View Post
    never mention these overpaid athletes?
    True

    I'm okay with stadium tax protesters, though.
    Sports has become porkbarreling in many communities.

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    No they do not

    CEO's get bounced and get 40 million buyouts

    Most CEO's do not perform like an athlete


    Quote Originally Posted by NrmlCurvSurfr View Post
    They both make most of their income based on performance and value they bring to the company or brand...athletes more physical, CEO more mental...in either case someone has placed a value on them and is willing to pay, so overpaid doesn't make sense unless you take it case by case and look at performance, if either doesn't perform up to the perceived value they will get paid less and/or lose their position...

    basically, if someone is willing to pay you a certain amount, at that moment you are worth that amount(to someone). which means you are not overpaid in that moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    Different.
    more proof jtoler is a liberal.

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    If you are the CEO of a company that you built into an empire from the ground up, you deserve every penny that you make.

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    For the record I don't begrudge athletes or anyone else getting paid whatever they can

    Just think it's funny the pinkos never bring them up when whining about income inequality

    A "white privileged" owner of restaurant is evil though
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlowilly View Post
    never mention these overpaid athletes?
    I'm actually more interested in why they never mention that we are importing countless millions of the world's most impoverished citizens into our country.

    It's tough to solve income inequality in America when so many people who are flat penetrating broke just stroll into our country every day by the truckload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kermit View Post
    If you are the CEO of a company that you built into an empire from the ground up, you deserve every penny that you make.
    How many of them end up scewing over investors,quite a few.

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    The question should be "if the government can set a minimum wage, then why can they not set a maximum wage?"

    Or

    "If the government can set the price of milk why can't they set the price of a sports ticket?"

    You can't expect government to solve income inequality if the solution is merely one sided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddyMax View Post
    CEO's are way more over paid than athletes.
    Did you check the NBA salaries lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kermit View Post
    If you are the CEO of a company that you built into an empire from the ground up, you deserve every penny that you make.
    What about the CEO's that get a golden parachute to leave, like the head of Yahoo? She left them in worse shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsMushroom View Post
    for a more equal distribution of income we would be delving into communism, and as far as I know for americans, to be a commie is the most heinous of crimes
    But isn't this exactly what liberals want?... communism/socialism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile takeover View Post
    But isn't this exactly what liberals want?... communism/socialism?
    well for anyone with leftist views, it is within their ideology so its not weird, but there are many from the right that have an issue with athlete wages which is weird


    also the world is complex and not black and white. wanting a fair distribution of income is not necessarily communism, quite the opposite. wanting everyone to earn what they are truly worth sounds more like capitalism to me

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    Free markets should be left alone.

    There is no way I'd pay Harden or Paul 1/5 of a billion dollars for 5 years or clooney $25 million for a 30 day movie shoot but if somebody wants to they should be able to.

    I heard Bernie Sanders say the CEO should not make more than 20x the salary of the janitor. LOL. And the elites who flew in on their $40 million jets applauded. The Venezuela blueprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyBacon View Post
    Free markets should be left alone.

    There is no way I'd pay Harden or Paul 1/5 of a billion dollars for 5 years or clooney $25 million for a 30 day movie shoot but if somebody wants to they should be able to.

    I heard Bernie Sanders say the CEO should not make more than 20x the salary of the janitor. LOL. And the elites who flew in on their $40 million jets applauded. The Venezuela blueprint.
    I agree about the free markets. Sanders is entitled to his opinion, but the government has zero right whatsoever forcing such a policy on a business.

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    Maybe if people concentrated on how much money they could make, instead of worrying about rich people, then maybe they wouldn't be such broke dick fukks.

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    Anyone who is not rich should not defend the rich

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    The whole income equality thing is just about jealousy. What people make isn't a zero sum game. Someone making a billion doesn't mean other people have to make less.
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    [QUOTE=Otters27;27081569]Anyone who is not rich should not defend the rich. Also people should not whine about the rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otters27 View Post
    Anyone who is not rich should not defend the rich
    Disagree. That's what principle is, believing something is right even if it isn't personally advantageous to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlowilly View Post
    The whole income equality thing is just about jealousy. What people make isn't a zero sum game. Someone making a billion doesn't mean other people have to make less.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

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    You get paid in comparison for your talents. Anyone can mop a floor. Not every one can lead a multi million dollar business. Not everyone is Tom Brady or Lebron either. Nobody is offering Roscoe Jones who plays pickup basketball on the corner of Oak and Main a million for his talents because he's a dime a dozen.

    Why dont they complain? Because sports makes more minority millionaires than any other industry in America. It's a great thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daneblazer View Post
    Why dont they complain? Because sports makes more minority millionaires than any other industry in America. It's a great thing.
    Thas raciss then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    No they do not

    CEO's get bounced and get 40 million buyouts

    Most CEO's do not perform like an athlete
    If someone pays you a certain amount, at that moment you are worth that amount...now investments appreciate and/or depreciate so the end result might leave some thinking that they overpaid...on the flip side it may turn out that they were underpaid...either way when the contract is signed the value one has placed on someone is black and white...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

    Winston Churchill
    lol

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    Just lazy and/or talentless people that complain about these things

    Some have to work harder than others but everyone can make it here

    I do pretty well for myself but a few better choices and more hard work over the years and I could have been in a better spot...we all could if we're being honest. Tomorrow is a new day as well.

    No one wants to hear that though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otters27 View Post
    Anyone who is not rich should not defend the rich. Also people should not whine about the rich
    Rich people have rights too.


    Anyone who is not black should not defend blacks
    Anyone who is not gay should not defend gays
    Anyone who is not muslim should not defend the muslims


    Makes perfect sense, huh?

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