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December 19, 2014 12:25 AM
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MotoGP » Emotional Marquez responds to Andorra critics


Geoff......I have not addressed the issue of people deserving or not deserving the money that they are given. As I mentioned before, too many words on things I haven't said. My concern is with the massive numbers involved. Regardless of the side issues that you bring in, the huge amounts involved is just plain daft. It also worries me that society has evolved to accept that a multi-millionaire is entitled to avoid paying tax, when pensioners have to pay tax for heavens sake. And if you think that paying £6,000 for something that does no more than let you know that it is time for lunch is OK, then you are part of my concerns. If you are happy that a comedian, for example, is worth millions more than a surgeon then let's disagree with good grace. ps If I had any friends, and if I did give them a cheap watch, be assured that it would be just as accurate as the 4 figure ones.

Codger

December 18, 2014 12:25 PM
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MotoGP » Emotional Marquez responds to Andorra critics


AussieNsw........I see that you are on my side on this. Sky have just paid some bloke, who used to be good at kicking a football, to talk about kicking a football. 4 million quid a year for 6 years to appear on one of their channels. Despite what Geoff thinks, where is the sense in giving a multi-millionaire another 24 million ? Bernie Eccles has recently paid a huge bribe to get out of paying an even bigger sum. Both Bernie and the footballer (can't remember his name) made their millions because us punters pay over the top for attendance ticket prices. It hasn't always been like this, and it is part of modern life that is plainly ridiculous.

Codger

December 16, 2014 10:47 AM

MotoGP » Emotional Marquez responds to Andorra critics


geoffrey.spears.52 ....Geoff, I didn't say that I begrudged anything. My point is that the football kicker is being paid far too much if he can pay so much for a watch that is probably worth no more than £300. The rest was made up for it's exclusivity. A bit like paying more than £50 for a Francis Bacon painting when the guy can't even paint feet. My spending has nothing to do with it. Mind you, I wish I had had the foresight to visit the pawn shop though.

Codger

December 16, 2014 8:59 AM

MotoGP » Emotional Marquez responds to Andorra critics


Somebody questioned my use of the word 'obscene' in connection to high earings. An example of why I use that word. Some bloke who is good at kicking a ball has bought all his team mates a wrist watch each. The watches are so called 'designer' hence the price, something like £6,000 each. Why would anyone pay that much for a watch anyway ? AND then give them to fellow high earners who can afford to buy their own timepieces ? As I said....it's a strange world.

Codger

December 15, 2014 9:19 PM

MotoGP » Emotional Marquez responds to Andorra critics


Government wasting money has no bearing on it. It wastes low wage earners' money as well. A thought.....Refuse collectors are relatively low earners but when they go on strike they suddenly become a very valuable commodity, nobody likes streets piled up with uncollected rubbish. Far more valuable than a pop star for example. Those who can well afford to pay their dues are the ones who choose not to. Besides, most people are wage earners and tax is collected at source, so no choice but to pay your due.


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