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11. Now I"m not disagreeing with the sentiments here but
Thu Jan 21, 2016, 08:09 PM
Jan 2016

I have to ask, how many of you feel the same way about movie stars, tV personalities (say Oprah), Big League sports stars, Music stars.

Is it OK for them to make as much money as they do, compared to all the other talent out there that works just as hard but doesn't make it to the top? Especially when they are all working on the same project. Like even the janitor of the studio, they deserve a decent share of the profits of a big hit, don't they? It's a collaborative effort. It can't be done without each person involved in some way.

Here are the 2015 incomes of the top two actresses and actors

Jennifer Lawrence: $52,000,000
Scarlett Johansson: $35,500,000

And the top two men

Robert Downey Jr.: $80 million
Jackie Chan: $50 million

You see, most people think it's OK to earn this much just because you are popular. They are not necessarily the most talented, but they are the most popular, so their movies bring in the bucks and they get the big bucks.

I don't think anyone should be making wages like this. I don't care how much money you bring to the movie companies, because those movies would not be made without all the other actors, all the staff working on the movie, etc. And they get peanuts compared to these big names. And that's not fair. If a movie brings in lots of money, it should be a collaborative (socialist) effort and everyone shares in the wealth (I don't mean equally, but more justly). But that's not the way it works...not in sports, not in music, not is film, and not on TV. Not in politics, and not in business.

We need to fight for equality for everyone, no matter where they work, or what their job is.

Argh....that fucking Jamie Dimon. SoapBox Jan 2016 #1
Allegedly a dem fwiw...asshats like this give our party a bad name wordpix Jan 2016 #19
Sh*t - how nice. 840high Jan 2016 #2
And he deserves every penny of it--to pay his back taxes and reparations Proserpina Jan 2016 #3
Let's hear Hillary and Bernie debate this! wordpix Jan 2016 #20
She daren't go there, and he's too old-school polite to call her what she is. Proserpina Jan 2016 #22
Sick just fucking sick. mountain grammy Jan 2016 #4
+ 1 Stuart G Jan 2016 #17
A $7.4 million BONUS. TrollBuster9090 Jan 2016 #5
Part of that is driven by the tax code. Igel Jan 2016 #18
I wonder if dimon wrote the code wordpix Jan 2016 #21
USA ! USA ! Deny and Shred Jan 2016 #6
This is DISGUSTING in and of itself Plucketeer Jan 2016 #7
Bill wags his finger at us (& I shudder at where that finger has been). Divernan Jan 2016 #8
Ooooh, that's gonna sting - way to go, Bill! hatrack Jan 2016 #15
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Jan 2016 #9
Bernie lsewpershad Jan 2016 #10
Now I"m not disagreeing with the sentiments here but passiveporcupine Jan 2016 #11
Not me....... Capt.Rocky300 Jan 2016 #13
+1000 wordpix Jan 2016 #25
I should have used the term, "paid" ....... Capt.Rocky300 Jan 2016 #27
The Key Difference . . . DarthDem Jan 2016 #14
Jennifer Lawrence doesn't lay thousands of people off and then get paid a bonus hatrack Jan 2016 #16
Nobody ever accused Jamie Dimon of being "popular"! Proserpina Jan 2016 #23
Progressive taxation would cover all of them FiveGoodMen Jan 2016 #28
Yes! Peace Patriot Jan 2016 #29
And this hypocrite........................... turbinetree Jan 2016 #12
It's Bernie Sanders' fault Politicub Jan 2016 #24
Message auto-removed Name removed Jan 2016 #26
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