DON GALLUP, POWDER SPRINGS
Where’s outrage on player, celeb pay?
During the past several months, major corporations held their annual stockholders meetings at which compensation for top executives was voted. Typically, there was the usual outcry about greed, overcompensation, unjustified raises.
Where is similar outcry about the compensation of pro sports athletes, TV and movie stars, and recording artists? I challenge anyone to Google “baseball salaries” and review the list of all players for the 30 Major League Baseball teams and crow again about the outrageous compensation for company executives. Those executives just manage billion-dollar enterprises that employ thousands and provide much-desired products and services — while paying the highest corporate taxes of any country in the world. The second group “entertains” us, suggesting the one is justified, while the other is not.
Personally, I think they are all overpaid; I’m not favoring one over the other. I just hate the hypocrisy that divides this country.
P.D. GOSSAGE, JOHNS CREEK