I find it appalling that we live in a country where CEOs make millions of dollars in bonuses for driving a company into the ground. I find it appalling that we live in a country where government leaders can’t balance the budget and/or have driven this country to ruin, but they still get a raise. Why do we live in a country that rewards failure? Shouldn’t we be withholding bonuses from CEOs that lead their company to failure? Shouldn’t government leaders take a pay freeze when they can’t accomplish the most basic of their duties. Backward!
I find it appalling that school districts release good teachers because they can’t afford them. I find it appalling that the average teacher salary in the U.S. is around $40,000, while the NFL league minimum is around $300,000. Think about this folks. The person entrusted with teaching your child makes 50 times less a year than Charlie Sheen makes per episode. The teacher is the doorway to your child’s future and they aren’t paid close to their actually value to society and America’s future. Backward!
I find it appalling that the men and women in uniform sacrifice so much and yet make so little. I would say a majority of the people I served in combat with were E-1 to E-4. Meaning that these individuals made around $12,000 – $24,000. Remember, some of these individuals will pay the ultimate price defending our country’s ideals. Again, NFL players make a minimum of $300,000. Why do we pay entertainers and athletes 10-100 times more than our soldiers? What grave sacrifice do they make to validate the exorbitant salaries they receive? Backward!
As a society, we have things backward. CEOs need to be paid based on performance. It is high time to stop paying these individuals for failure. Government leaders need to be paid based on performance. If they can’t meet their minimum obligations, no raise. It is high time to stop paying these individuals for failure. It is high time that teachers get paid for the value and services they provide to society. As stated before, they are the doorway to our society’s future. Their salaries should reflect that. Our military personnel should make more money. Let’s stop funding on gas emissions from cows, pigs, and drunks. Reallocate that money to military pay. They sacrifice so much and their salaries should reflect that. As for the entertainers and athletes out there. Stop whining about making millions of dollars. I know millions of people who would love to have your job and would do it at a fraction of your salary.