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Friday, August 12, 2016

Team USA. Sports Players are worth more than the President. American Priorities.

Team USA is doing very good in the Summer Olympics. Professional athletes in America are also doing good.

Basketball player LeBron James gets a two-year, $64 million deal with a roughly $36 million player's option."

The President of the United States receives compensation in the aggregate amount of $400,000 a year, to be paid monthly, and in addition an expense allowance of $50,000 to assist in defraying expenses relating to or resulting from the discharge of his official duties. Any unused amount of such expense allowance shall revert to the Treasury pursuant to section 1552 of title 31, United States Code."

American Priorities?

1 comment:

dalepertcheck said...

I totally agree with your point (if I understand it correctly...I've had a problem understanding your true meaning, lately). We have screwed up priorities. However, America is not the only place that has this most serious problem! The highest paid soccer star in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, will earn from just playing his chosen sport $53,000,000. His total income this year is estimated to be $82,000,000! The source for this information is the Forbes website.
Ronaldo is from Portugal. The leader of Portugal makes about 0.01% of that total. Most leaders from "developed" nations earn less than President Obama, in the range of $100,000 to $400,000 per year. Here's my source for this information:

This is a worldwide problem. As common folks, we often express that we need the best and the brightest to lead us, but we remunerate those who entertain us in sports and/or in the media, by much greater amounts! Talk is, quite literally here, cheap, -- very cheap. Our societies speak with our pocketbooks. Among American business leaders, few earn less than several million dollars per year. No wonder throughout the world, we have trouble attracting the best and the brightest into political and government leadership positions!