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Old 09-01-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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the salary of professional athletes or actors. CEO's are in charge of companies that produce actual needs. I was looking at a recent thread, basically trashing CEO's for taking too much money and laying people off. some of those companies include, verizon, ford, walmart, IBM, hewlett packard, and johnson and johnson. how come there is no outrage over the following people, who do absolutely nothing for society? first I will include the highest paid CEO from the huffington post's article.

fred hassan- $49,653,063

he makes much more than #2 on the huffington post's hate list

william wendon- $25,569,844

here are some of the annual incomes from some athletes and entertainers.

actors:

harrison ford- $65,000,000
adam sandler- $55,000,000
will smith-$45,000,000
eddie murphy- $45,000,000
nicholas cage- $40,000,000

athletes:

tiger woods- $91,000,000
phil mickelson- $62,000,000
floyd mayweather- $60,000,000
lebron james- $46,000,000
alex rodriguez- $37,000,000

music:

U2- $130,000,000
ACDC- $114,000,000
beyonce- $87,000,000
bruce springsteen- $70,000,000
britney spears- $64,000,000.


ok, for the comparison, the CEO of wal mart makes a little over $19,000,000 in a year. wal mart also employs 2.1 million people. tiger woods and harrison ford probably employ about 200 people total. so two men, who employ a couple hundred people make $156,000,000, and the CEO of walmart, who makes $19,000,000, and employs over two million americans, is the bad guy. anyone care to explain, or discuss?
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Would the tax rates apply to them?
I think they will.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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so you have no answer. yes it will apply to them, and they will remain rich. that's not the topic. the topic is about why there is hatred for one group, and not for the other.

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Would the tax rates apply to them?
I think they will.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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many of those ceos have no regard for customers/their employees and only want to fill their pockets while NBA players are paid those salaries
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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the salary of professional athletes or actors. CEO's are in charge of companies that produce actual needs. I was looking at a recent thread, basically trashing CEO's for taking too much money and laying people off. some of those companies include, verizon, ford, walmart, IBM, hewlett packard, and johnson and johnson. how come there is no outrage over the following people, who do absolutely nothing for society? first I will include the highest paid CEO from the huffington post's article.

fred hassan- $49,653,063

he makes much more than #2 on the huffington post's hate list

william wendon- $25,569,844

here are some of the annual incomes from some athletes and entertainers.

actors:

harrison ford- $65,000,000
adam sandler- $55,000,000
will smith-$45,000,000
eddie murphy- $45,000,000
nicholas cage- $40,000,000

athletes:

tiger woods- $91,000,000
phil mickelson- $62,000,000
floyd mayweather- $60,000,000
lebron james- $46,000,000
alex rodriguez- $37,000,000

music:

U2- $130,000,000
ACDC- $114,000,000
beyonce- $87,000,000
bruce springsteen- $70,000,000
britney spears- $64,000,000.


ok, for the comparison, the CEO of wal mart makes a little over $19,000,000 in a year. wal mart also employs 2.1 million people. tiger woods and harrison ford probably employ about 200 people total. so two men, who employ a couple hundred people make $156,000,000, and the CEO of walmart, who makes $19,000,000, and employs over two million americans, is the bad guy. anyone care to explain, or discuss?
I agree that these celebs are not worth their salaries, but as long as they have fans dumb and willing to buy tickets, so be it. Athletes and actors are not in charge of insurance companies and banks that have a very direct affect and monopoly on the general public. I don't think that these people you mention get tax payer bailouts. We are not at their mercy.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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the people bashed in this article aren't in charge of banks. only 1 is in charge of an insurance company. I posted what the majority of them lead. verizon, wal mart, johnson and johnson, ect, have no monopoly on the general public. I don't recall any of these companies getting bailouts.

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I agree that these celebs are not worth their salaries, but as long as they have fans dumb and willing to buy tickets, so be it. Athletes and actors are not in charge of insurance companies and banks that have a very direct affect and monopoly on the general public. I don't think that these people you mention get tax payer bailouts. We are not at their mercy.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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cool, that statement made 0 sense to me, but thanks for posting!

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many of those ceos have no regard for customers/their employees and only want to fill their pockets while NBA players are paid those salaries
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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The answer is pretty simple. If I don't like the Holloywood or sports salaries I don't buy tickets or merchandise.
However, if I want a phone and the choices are Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint what do I do?
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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cool, that statement made 0 sense to me, but thanks for posting!

just like your thread which didnt make sense you and made sense to you lol
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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neither are needs, so your point is a little moot.

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The answer is pretty simple. If I don't like the Holloywood or sports salaries I don't buy tickets or merchandise.
However, if I want a phone and the choices are Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint what do I do?
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