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Forum Post: another disingenuous argument I've been hearing suddenly

Posted 7 years ago on April 14, 2012, 7:05 a.m. EST by myows (133)
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For those of you unfamiliar with Dave Ramsey, he's supposed to be some big financial advice guru . He's got a radio show that's syndicated all over the country. For the last 2 weeks on the radio station that he's on locally, I've been assaulted with the following stupid commercial (I'm paraphrasing here) " How come if Lady Gaga or some sports figure makes a bazillion dollars a year it's ok but if a CEO makes that kind of money he's automatically a crook? "

I've been hearing this weak talking point from alot of different sources lately. Well Dave, here's the thing --- Lady Gaga and Peyton Manning are not trying to take away my pension and healthcare plan and send American jobs to India ! The CEO of the company I work for ,Verizon, is. If by some method I can't figure out entertainers and sports stars start doing these bad things to me, then I guess I will start disliking them too. Nice try though, Dave.



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[-] 1 points by ogrdanny (73) from Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI 7 years ago

If Lady Gaga or some sports figure makes a bazillion dollars a year, you have my word I'll be complaining about it.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

Dave who? If he's syndicated, he's a pawn of the corporations.

If his lips move when he's talking, you can tell that he's lying.

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 7 years ago

Exactly. Pay your fair share of taxes and pay your employees (ALL OF THEM) a fair living wage and I would care less about you. But since you keep trying to screw over the workers and shifting the tax burden onto the poor...