Of course you would not spare a penny, and would rather condemn me to the unemployment lines, right?
Because you--well, not personally you, but as a stand-in for an American--would rather be entertained. I don't entertain. Not even close.
So, you want to be entertained. And that is how you would spend your money. There are millions of Americans expressing such choices.
So, guess what?
Shit like this happens: Jim Harbaugh is done with the San Francisco 49ers. The team that he coached was not entertaining enough this year. Off with his head then!
But, oh, this is Jim Harbaugh. So, guess what? Shit like this happens:
Harbaugh is expected to become college football's highest-paid coach, earning more than the $8 million per-year salary that was originally reported, sources told Rapoport. Nick Saban is the highest-paid college coach at $7.2 million per year. Harbaugh's number could reach as high as $9 million per year, according to NFL Media's Albert Breer.Are you now happy that nine fucking million dollars a year is what a public university will spend on a football coach in order to entertain the masses? Are you not entertained?
As you the consumer make these choices, there are fewer dollars to spend on other things. Like, you know, education. Who cares for those youth who come from low- and middle-income families with no trust funds for their education, right? It is their mistake not to have been born into rich families.
It is only a matter of time before the university where I teach gets into a budget squeeze that has already affected other institutions. You as the taxpayer will then point to classes like mine with three and five students and remark, "what a waste of money with only three students in a class!" because you are not being entertained with your tax dollars. You would rather have that tax money back in your wallet in order to spend it on football coaches who will entertain you.
A liberal democracy means that you have the right to make these choices. More power to you. May you have enough and more entertainment in the new year and beyond.
|Can you locate Michigan on this map and determine whether its needs to be updated? ;)|