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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Santorums definition of why we are paid what we are paid...our value.

"There will always be poor as in America we are compensated for our contributions, and our income reflects our value."

-Rick Santorum

What about teachers, artists, musicians, social workers, ministers and clergy, philosphers, all those service industry professionals who provide us with food, a place to sleep, entertainment and the things we need to make it through a day, week, month or year?


Anonymous said...

I guess those of us who work in fields we believe in for the benefit of others are not of value to Santorum. Or is the only definition money? When did that happen and why are teachers and service workers who keep American going and educated valued so low in pay and benefits?

Anonymous said...

Although this is really poorly put, there is some truth behind it. There will always be a poor. Although there are some under paid jobs for the most part you get what you put out. I know college professors who are making $60K per year? That's not bad money. Most families make $100K per year combined. Artists and musicians are underpaid last time I checked if you are a successful in the music industry you can make a lot more money than I'm making right now. Although I do not believe that our income is our value. We need every position to make society work, but we can't all make $100K per year, and why would everyone need too?

Chelsee Henderson Com 101 4049

Art Lynch said...

The average for a college professor is down to $42,000 a year, and that dos not count the majority of those teaching who are adjucts or full time or full time without contracts, all making less than $36,000 a year...Consider this is for someone with 8 years or more of post-college education, and professors must do research, serve on committees and publish at no additional pay.

Also the average household income in the US is $43,450 so college professors make about average.

$125,000 level for household (not individual) is one definition of middle class.

Anonymous said...

It's unfortunate, but to place "value" on someones life work or contributions monetarily is truly sad. It is a sad fact that we all have to accept as it stands.

Just because someone makes more money doesn't mean they are more "valuable". Our value is a perceived notion that has been created through society, and in a lot of cases is very skewed.

No one has to be poor or even hungry. We produce enough food to feed everyone in the world, so why is there hunger?, it's politics and economics with your "value".

Ryan Clift
Com 101-4049

Anonymous said...

How do you explain the people that make so much money and yet have not done anything "of value in society". i.e reality tv stars. Why are our elderly people not recieving enough to live off from social security?? There are a lot of things that are messed up in societies, but ours is a little better off than most. There may be poverty in our country, but poverty os worse in other parts of the world. Teachers are definitely underpaid (especially early childhood teachers) but most people teach for the passion and not for the money.

Nicole Baxter COM 101-4080