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Larry The Cable Guy

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Last Edited: June 2, 2007, 12:13 pm

This is one of those meaningless blog entries.  No political rants today.

However, Larry the Cable Guy made $19 million last year???  Gee, I know a woman who teaches special needs children and a social worker who works with mentally and physically disabled young adults and they both make less than $35,000 a year.  God Bless America! 

Oops!  Well this started out to be just a post about nothing.  So if your child were to ask you "Mommy, what should I be when I grow up?" I guess the answer is pretty clear, huh? 

Here's the list of the top 100 celebrities according to Forbes.

http://www.forbes.com/2006/06/12/06celebrities_money-power-celebrities-list_land.html

Entry #63

Comments

1.
jarasanComment by jarasan - June 2, 2007, 3:05 pm
Incredible isn't it? So if he made $19M before taxes, then the $10M in taxes he paid could pay the salaries of approximately 300 social workers. God bless the IRS and the USA. P.S. My sister is special needs, I spend a lot of time with social workers.
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truecriticComment by truecritic - June 2, 2007, 5:20 pm
Good example for something I have said for years.
We need a maximum wage, not a minimum wage.
3.
SirMetroComment by SirMetro - June 7, 2007, 3:13 pm
Maximum wage?
Sometimes the folks on this site amaze me.
So it's not enough to increase the tax burden of the one's who work for success, but now let's place a limit on what they are allowed to have?
Larry (real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney) EARNED his $19 million from the movies and shows that people are willing to pay to see. I don’t see anyone making the same statement about the drug addicted sports players who make millions.
Even Bob Simon of 60 Minutes describes him as “a hard-working, supremely confident, happy-go-lucky funnyman”.
Daniel aka Larry is an American Dream come true story of how a kid who came from humble beginnings worked his way to the top.
I find it absolute astonishing that some of the same people who hope to hit millions in a game of chance turn around and condemn those who earn millions via hard work and real effort.
So I dare to ask you this Nancy, if your child wants to grow up to be a superstar comedian, what’s so bad about that?
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justxploringComment by justxploring - June 7, 2007, 9:23 pm
Nothing at all, Sir Metro. That wasn't my point.

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