Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Thirteen Million Dollars a Year

13 million dollars a year.... that's what Katie Couric made and what Matt Lauer will be making for the next five years. He's cute, but not that cute. And I can't imagine what Katie will be making with CBS. But this is America, folks. The land of opportunity.

I wonder what percentage of taxes they pay or will have to pay. My cynical self says 'not much'.

We can't have national or universal health care. We can't get our schools funded or pay teachers enough to keep the good ones around, but a talk show host...well, you know where this goes.

We can bomb other countries using weapons that can find their way into a smoke stack, but we can't get people out of harms way of a hurricane, or build decent levies... and we leave dead bodies in the street. But a celebrity...well, that's a whole different story. We can send people to the moon and cameras to Venus but we can't get trailers from here to there.

I don't get it. It just doesn't make any sense at all.

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