- Location: Farmingdale, New York
- Joined: January 2013
My point is Air trafiic contollers work in control towers...nowhere else to go. Doctors work in hospitals, nowhere else to go. Lawyers work in practices, nowhere else to go...government or privite. What place can they go for a "more rewarding use" of their skils?
The greedy people that run capitalism are CEOs and stockholders. The people who control socialism is the democratically elected government. They aren't "the same greedy people". At least you can vote out a government official.
Mr. Freeman: How is it possible for somebody like Warren Buffet to have a net worth of $84.6 Billion?
Because people who are productive don't get paid even close to what their work is really worth.
Think about this: The Average Baseball Salary went up 20,700% Since the first Collective Bargaining Agreement took place in 1968.
So with a strong union, professional baseball players do make pretty much what they are worth. BUT...how about the TV crew that expands the amount of people who can watch the game live from thousands of viewers to millions of viewers? How much money do they bring in for MLB compared to what they get paid?
If a baseball player who used to get paid $19,000 in 1967 can now get paid $3.95 million, we can clearly see how underpaid they used to be.
I'm not saying everyone deserves a 20,700% raise, but to be against a $15/hour minimum wage is outrageous.
The rich are rich off the hard work of the productive members of society. If everyone got paid what their work was really worth, like baseball players do, we'd all be better off (except the 1%ers). We need strong unions now, more than ever before.