Anna Gregoline | August 17, 2004
"Professional athletes and entertainers are among the highest paid people in this country -- and justifiably so." Do you agree or disagree?

If not, who should be the highest paid in this country?

Erik Bates | August 17, 2004
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John Viola | August 17, 2004

(come on everybody - name your own profession! ;-)

Actually, I think the shit jobs should get the highest pay. In a 'free' economy people should not be taken advantage of because of their need - subjected to low pay and unsafe conditions. People willing to clean toilets should have major cash incentive - cause nobody wants to clean up after your ass.

Melissa Erin | August 17, 2004
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John E Gunter | August 18, 2004
You make some good points Melissa, I agree that doctors, nurses, nursing home staff and teachers should get better pay than athletes and entertainers. After all, teachers provide an important service, they educate the future!


Scott Horowitz | August 18, 2004
Let's see athletes and entertainers entertain. Alex Rodriguez is making more money while I write this post than I will make all year, does that seem fair?

The only issue I see with athletes getting paid exuberant amounts is that, if they fall or the ball hits them the wrong way, they could end their career. And as far as entertainers go. If a movie makes $500 million at the box office, they should get a piece of it.

I do think though, that the average person should get paid more. It is sad that there are people in this country making $5.15/hr and trying to support a family on that.

Mike Eberhart | August 18, 2004
I think "Network Engineer's" should get higher pay. :) They keep the internet and other networks running. Oh, I'm a network engineer if you couldn't tell.

Jackie Mason | August 19, 2004
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Jackie Mason | August 19, 2004
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Melissa Erin | August 19, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | August 19, 2004
Well, the most annoying students in college don't even show up. Which is nice.

Anthony Lewis | August 19, 2004
Shiiiiit. Me!

I catch hell from thousands of New Yorkers every single day. I think I deserve it.

Melissa Erin | August 19, 2004
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John Viola | August 19, 2004
What did you major in that you had to take Calc 2?

Melissa Erin | August 19, 2004
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Scott Hardie | August 20, 2004
LOL. As usual, Anthony gives the best answer. :-)

What does the president earn? $130k or so last I heard. He spends that much on a day's worth of television advertisements trying to get the job.

Otherwise... everything Melissa said, plus soldiers.

Anthony Lewis | August 20, 2004

Thank you. Thank you. I'll be in town until next-Thursday.

Jackie Mason | August 20, 2004
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Scott Horowitz | August 20, 2004
The President of the US got a raise right before Bush took office. Making $400k/year. I also think porn stars are tragically underpaid. (jk)(

Anthony Lewis | August 21, 2004
Jackie...unfortunately, I'm not in Chicago. That was a play on Shrek 1, when Shrek defeated all Lord Farquar's men. I wish I were though. I love Chicago. Sitting in the centerfield bleachers at Wrigley is one of the highlights of my life.

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