In a numbers sense of the issue, it just seems completely absurd to be fighting over hundreds of thousands of dollars while they are making millions in a country where even dangerous and exhausting public service jobs pay just thousands. This is why Heeb also introduces a new perspective to the reader in which he still uses pathos and logos. “I am a high school teacher/coach from Missouri. In 2007, the average teacher in Missouri made $42,246.67. In 2009, that number increased by 1.19% to $42,750.
Professional athletes are getting paid more and more as time goes by, before it was $4.7 million now it’s more than $85 million and growing. While people in the U.S. don’t have enough food to eat and the police officers and fire fighters that put their lives at risk everyday don’t even get a quarter of that. Let’s take school teachers for an example they get $38,000 per year, well at least in the U.S. While the minimum starting salary for a basketball player, football player, hockey player and baseball player starts at around $109,000. Don’t you think
Many people would be ecstatic to get a raise of that caliber. That makes the new league minimum in the NFL for a one year contract increase to a staggering $450,000 (NBC). With all this talk of hundreds of thousands of dollars for one year contracts many would be quick to point out that they are paying that amount to someone who is probably sitting on the bench taking up space (Freeman). Many would argue that this is a complete waste of money. That all depends on how you feel about the player with the contract and the team that player is on.
However, Dr. Marc Stern pointed out in the article “Prison Inmate Awaits Organ Transplant” that the operation can be covered between $250,000 and $500,000. For each prison system, there are $80-million health care budget funded by the government. Some people eclaimed that prison It may not be enough money to pay for all the health bills. Most prison systems cannot afford huge bills within the heart transplantation. It is approximately a million dollars for health service.
Some people are against a salary cap and believe the richest team should reap all the benefits. Sometimes sports teams bring in a superstar player just to fill seats. If attendance is low, a general manager might decide to bring in a player who is well known. This player usually is labeled by the term, “fan favorite.” Raising attendance means more money in the team’s pocket. Which means more money can be spent on players.
The author of the article goes on to say that people in the US are sentenced to do time for crimes that would not produce such a sentence in other countries. According to another article in the New York Times (2008), states spend close to ten percent of their budget on corrections (Liptak &, 2008). In 2007 alone, states spend close to $45 million tax dollars. Not only is simply housing an inmate costly, but healthcare also provides a financial burden. In 1998, the states paid a little over seven dollars a day per inmate for healthcare (Kinsella, 2004).
With shows like this on air for the world to see it is a disgrace. This country is well over dry on money, yet, we can spend millions on each of these cast members who do nothing but party and be belligerent drunks. According to TMZ.com the Jersey Shore cast is getting paid $100,000 an episode and there is 13 episodes in a season, don’t forget to include their appearances, advertisement, exedra. America claims to be out of money and needs help yet we are supplying millions of dollars to people who don’t deserve
Illegal Aliens are harming our economy and are taking American jobs contrary to what you are led to believe. "Over the past 10 years, more than 2 million low-skilled American workers have been displaced from their jobs and each 10 percent increase in the immigrant workforce decreases U.S. wages by 3.5 percent" writes CNN financial analyst Lou Dobbs (Grigg 1). Current president George W. Bush and his political allies assure the public that illegal immigrants are doing jobs that nobody else wants. However, Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, points out "what they really mean is that they are doing the jobs that they as middle- and upper-class people don't want" (Grigg 1). Agriculture has many other instances of employers switching to immigrant workers whether they are legal or not to increase their profits.
government has accumulated so much debt that it is absolutely suffocating the U.S. economy” (Snyder, 2010). “Traditionally, about 75 percent of all new jobs are created by small businesses. But today, hundreds of thousands of small businesses are being strangled out of existence by all of the oppressive taxes, fees, rules, regulations, paperwork and demands that government keeps imposing on them” (Snyder, 2010). It is hard almost getting close to impossible for small businesses to prosper, and if small businesses can’t succeed, then there are not going to be any more jobs created. During all these years has become dramatically stacked in favor of large businesses.
Many insurance plans cover only a limited number of doctors’ visits or hospital days, exposing families’ to unlimited financial liability. Over half of all personal bankruptcies today are caused by medical bills. Lack of affordable health care is compounded by serious flaws in our health care delivery system. About 100,000 Americans die from medical errors in hospitals every year. One-quarter of all medical spending goes to administrative and overhead costs, and reliance on antiquated paper-based record and information systems needlessly increases these costs.