I do wonder how less importance is shown to mariners. Considering 98% of the world economy passes through the sea and the involvement of mariners to make this a reality, hectic schedule to say the least. The world economy get me spurned when I try to comprehend why a guy kicks a round leather ball for 90min, exercise, and get paid in A WEEK what a captain/master toiling and bearing the risk of millions of dollars will get paid in A YEAR. I do really think something is very wrong somewhere. Will really appreciate any explanation to this absurdity… Please…
The same reason that teachers, the people we trust with our kids get paid squat even when defending them (Newtown) to the death.
Because business and money run the world. Nobody wants to pay us more than we make. Its the same for athletes. If nobody was paying the prices for tickets and burgers and abber and parking, than would be making no more than we do.
That’s why I don’t bitch when someone is getting paid millions to play a game. If I could get that kind of money for what I do, I would do the same.
Still fighting some of those childhood demons? Were you the last person picked every time at recess? The only reason you got to play was because you brought the ball?
Really, many folks have the ability to be a captain but not many have the ability to play pro sports. There are more smart folks then folks wirh god gifted athletic ability. Just because you went to college doesn’t mean your smart, just look at some of the athletes and captains.
Hell, look at ABs…
[QUOTE=PMC;93736]Still fighting some of those childhood demons? Were you the last person picked every time at recess? The only reason you got to play was because you brought the ball?[/QUOTE]
Aw hell. I was the kid they called, “Four Eyes,” and I didn’t even wear glasses.
Here’s an idea…make people who earn over $10M per year pay 75% income tax on their excessive earnings or better still enact a wealth tax as opposed to an income tax which is the only really true progressive tax structure. Furthermore, demand that the Cayman Islands immediately release the identities of all US citizen account holders in that country just like we did to Switzerland. Force the mega rich to come clean and PAY BACK TO SOCIETY FOR THEIR ABILITY TO KEEP THEIR WEALTH!
There that should ignite a small firestorm here!
c.captain, have you heard of the fair tax? Essentially a federal sales tax of ~22% and no other federal taxes. No loop holes or exemptions, just the more one spends the more one pays in tax.
It won’t work! The government knows about how much money in taxes they will collect every year. If you have a fare tax the income for the government will fluctuate way to much for any acurate budget to be set (not that they are doing a good jod about it now, but I am just saying! !) They can’t afford to have their income (income tax being the number one source of revenue for the US government) change as the economy gets tight and people become more and more frugal.
Fair tax! Not fare tax, sorry!!
well run countries ( people from badly run countries call them tax havens) will just sell passports and are indeed doing that, although there are 2 frogs that have hit the press lately you will find that its Americans that are the biggest movers of nationality.
( unless your Murdoch and he needed to buy in to get rich(er) )
tax the income at the source where it is earned not where the person lives (yeah, I’m talkin to all you fucking foreign mariners in the GoM and it should come out of YOUR PAYCHECK not paid by your company!)
U.S Citizens are paid more than double what foreign mariners get… That’s why location counts… I guess…
Depends on what foreign mariners you are referring to…
[QUOTE=navigator;94357]U.S Citizens are paid more than double what foreign mariners get… That’s why location counts… I guess…[/QUOTE]
Not true, US citizens are no where near paid more than double of what foreign mariners get unless you are comparing 1st world to 3rd world.
At least, out of a Lil bit of survey’s, I can assume 98% of the foreign mariners deep ocean going are from Asia. So when talking about foreigners here, I’m referring to Asian’s (Indians, Chinese, Koreans, phillipines, e.t.c…