Alyssa Leahy: If (Pay) Roles Were Reversed

blog post 2 photoWhy do we live in a world where the entertainment business is paid more than people who risk their lives? Wouldn’t it make sense for people such as police officers and firemen to be paid more than celebrities such as Kim Kardashian? Instead, we praise families like the Kardashians and people like Kanye West who don’t really bring much to the table. If doctors, who save lives, are paid extremely well, why don’t people who risk their lives for others get equal treatment? To foreign planets we must look crazy. Not everyone can be an actor or singer, but this is also true for law enforcement.

The Kardashian family’s net worth is about $300 billion. If you compare that to a trained elite such as a FBI agent, they make roughly $62,733 a year. The question to this is what is America’s priorities? We want trained law enforcement, but we don’t want to raise our taxes. We pay all this money on movies, concerts, and sporting events that fund famous people, and their income alone takes up on billions upon billions of America’s dollars. Our entertainment industry is the most idolized in the world. The men and women who risk their lives for our safety every day need to be idolized. They are the true heroes.

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