What is wrong with us as a society that we pay firefighters, police and city management employees in excess of six figures and then lay off educators and teachers?
What is wrong with us as a society that we pay men and women millions of dollars (recent announcement of $36 million for six years for one player) to play sports but don't allow health care for all people?
We like to think that we are intelligent and that we make all the right decisions here in America, but where we place our values is completely wrong.
Maybe The Bee could run an article on why we place value and pay so much money for basketball stars, men and women of law enforcement, firefighters, and management city employees while the poor, needy and especially educators get cuts across the board. (An excellent comparison is closing parks due to lack of funding, but then paying the city clerk more than $100,000). This is truly insane. Valuing money as a society was wrong from the start.