Tuesday, December 14, 2010

and where is the justice in this...

have you been following the cliff lee debacle?  since the texas rangers won the world series, the question has been which team would win lee's arm for the 2011 season and beyond. would the rangers be able to tempt lee into staying with their team?  would the yankee's steal him away for only $150 million over seven years?  the answer to the question of the hour came today.  and the answer?  neither.  lee signed with the phillies, the team he pitched for in the 2009 world series.  his salary with the phillies?  $100 million-- or $50 million dollars less than he could have made if he signed with the yankees. go figure!

but , here is my question. where is the justice in this world? getting paid millions of dollar for working every 4th day or so during part of the year?  please. where is the justice in that?

why are people who do things that matter-- policemen, nurses, doctors, the men and women serving our country at home and abroad, construction workers... the list goes on ad infinitum; why are those people working in jobs that have some tangible benefit to society earning mere pennies?  it's not right.  why?

lee will be paid $47.56 (notice i didn't say earn) every minute of every day for the next 4 years.  most people i know don't earn $47.56 an hour in their 40 hours a week, making a contribution to the people's good, gotta pay those bills slog. 

the only answer i can see is this.  there is no justice in this world. aio

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