With so many families struggling these days to make ends meet, new Los Angeles Clippers forward Josh Smith may have chosen an awkward way of introducing himself to his new fans. Smith told the media that it will be a bit harder on his family to make ends meet but that they were persevere with his salary. The Smith family will be somehow struggling on a $7 million salary.
Smith has succeeded in creating the type of problem that Hillary Clinton created for herself in claiming that she and Bill were “dead broke” after leaving the White House and struggled to pay things like tuition. He is not alone in the sport however. Latrell Sprewell once referred to a $30 million contract from the Minnesota Timberwolves as “insulting.”
Smith is an ex-Piston and Rocket, who will receive a $1.5 million contract for the 2015-16 season plus $5.4 million from a prior deal with the Detroit Pistons for a grand total of $6.9 million next year. After crunching the numbers, Smith said “At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family. So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I’m going to push through it, you know. … I made a decision for me and my family.”
Just for the record, the average salary in California is $51,910.
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A white person who once ran the senate banking committee compared to a black professional basketball player. Both say absurd things about economic conditions… which is brought up here?? Easy choice…
“Phil Gramm, a former three-term Republican senator from Texas who once ran the Senate Banking Committee, told the House Financial Services Committee yesterday that “it was an outrage” that his friend Edward Whitacre, the CEO of AT&T, only got “$75 million” when he retired in 2007.
“If there’s ever been an exploited worker” it was Whitacre, said Gramm, testifying on the 5th anniversary of passage of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. Gramm appeared genuinely aggrieved by Whitacre’s shabby treatment and literally pounded the table while speaking.
Whitacre actually received a retirement package totaling $158 million.”
Yeah, there’s no shame on this blog.
Selective reading list I guess….
Always depends on who is involved (race, ethnicity, status, class, beliefs)
It’s not a wonder that state terrorism towards Africans is such a common feature of our country. Look at the comments on this post due mainly to race… Somehow this blog will chalk up the video in Cincinnati to some Malcolm X Conspiracy.
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