For decades I’ve been reading that the biggest problem facing the greatest nation in the world is that the poor and middle class just have it too damn good.
I realize that professional football players aren’t middle class — they’re worse, they’re strapping young bucks buying Cadillacs with their union money — but still (from Mark Murphy, CEO of the Packers):
And so I’m a little worried that if we do too much for players in terms of compensation after their career’s end, and health insurance — it’s not all bad to have an incentive to get a job. And, so those are just some of the things we’re thinking through and talking through.
These guys are dropping like flies because of head trauma and it’s “too much” to give them health insurance.
Professional athletes are workers too, no matter how much money they make. You’re damned if you do, you’re damned if you don’t. If you earn low wages, it proves you’re an undeserving fuck, if you earn high wages, you’re an ingrate for being in a union in the first place.
You can’t win in this country if you’re not a Galtian overlord, you just can’t.