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It seems that the price people are willing to pay for tickets to the Super bowl have been going down, the current price being just under $1800 a head. Even this *low* price is out of reach to most Americans.  In addition, it seems that the lowest price tickets for regular season tickets are about a hundred dollars. With the average player salary being about $1.9 million dollars, pro football is most assuredly not a poor man’s game.

While I personally would not be caught dead paying these prices to be entertained, I have no quarrel with those who do. However I do have a question. Professional athletes and other top rank entertainers make a tremendous amount of money working in a vocation which really contributes very little to our society, and the left has no problem; Let a man who runs a company which provides jobs to tens of thousands of people make the same money, and the left screams bloody murder. Where is the logic here?

3 Comments to “Just a thought”

  1. Supreme General Rayegun — January 25, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    Vicar, remember the left is all about the double standard not to mention the party of supposed “tolerance” is highly INTOLERANT of anything that is non-conforming of THEIR agenda. Including hard-working business owners, but most especially SMALL business owners. The current misadministration at least is “transparent” in their disdain for business in general (unless the business is the burgeoning government itself), as well as small businesses. But as you’ve pointed out, pro sports and even more so anything attached to the entertainment industry (i.e. WhollyWeird) gets glossed over while the crickets are chirping.

    One possible answer, term limits all the way down to the city/town/county/parrish level. No exceptions. Period. Next, no pension for anyone in the Executive or Legislative branches of the federal government. This is the other side of the coin of term limits. Not to mention, their pay is LOCKED at the minimum wage level and also unchangeable without a vote and approval of 2/3rds of the states. This should get DC back to where it was in Washington’s days. You came, you served, you went back to your family and a REGULAR job and contributed to the greater good in that manner.

    Will this happen? Let’s just say until a STRONG Reagan-esque conservative movement can dropkick the liberal-progressives back outside of the city limits of DC, a snowball in hell would stand better odds.

    You asked.

  2. David Hartung — January 25, 2014 @ 11:20 am

    I personally think that the Congress should be limited to a single 90 day term every year, with pay scale to match. Make these clowns keep their private sector jobs. If they have to actually live and operate under the laws they pass; You will find them much less likely to pass the give-away and regulatory programs which have made the Feds so powerful.

    Of course another possibility would be to elect Venomous and Korrioth as President and Vice President. :)

  3. Supreme General Rayegun — January 25, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

    Would you really want to deal with the sort of election cycle antics that happens now every year?

    I have no problem with the 4-year term for Representatives and the 6-year term for Senators. Definitely limited to one term though. But when it comes to Senators, that selection needs to return to the original Founding Fathers method where they are chosen by the Governor of each state. That way the Senator realizes they WILL be held accountable.

    Now as for your last thought, it certainly would get a lot if things corrected in order for my original thoughts to become possible!

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