How come the President of the United State gets paid $400,000 and Manny Ramirez of the...?

...Boston Redsox... gets like a GaZillion dollars a season? What kind of world is this?

Asked By: derouin - 4/14/2010
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Very few people can do what Ramirez does, and many people want to see him do it. A stadium full of people (tens of thousands) pay $20 and way, way up to watch him play. Even more people watch him on TV, and the TV networks pay a lot of money (deals run into hundreds of millions of dollars per season) to show it to... More
Answered By: cipria - 4/15/2010
Additional Answers (5)
It's called a lie. The POTUS makes WAY MORE THAN $400k/year. He's easily double that... More
Answered By: Hostile Critic - 4/14/2010
Here are a few explanations... More
Answered By: Constant - 4/14/2010
The answer here is simple: athletes, like actors and other performers, are here for our amusement and we are willing to spend an extra buck or two for this. The President, on the other hand, is a government employee whose paycheck is drawn from our taxes. Most of us would rather do anything than pay taxes. On the... More
Answered By: guysors - 4/14/2010
Babe Ruth supposedly was asked the same basic question years ago. He said that it was because he had a better year than the President.
Answered By: Beth - 4/14/2010
Once he becomes president he does not have to pay for another thing EVER... More
Answered By: essential - 4/14/2010
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