Friday, May 02, 2008

Quote of the week

I read today that former major leaguer and current "author"Jose Canseco is about to have his 7300 square foot home foreclosed upon. Should I feel sorry for Jose? Absolutely not, especially considering this wonderful quote:

"You know my life, this financial thing, is a very complicated issue. Obviously when you make all that money people think that, OK, let's assume it is $35 million. People have to understand that $35 million, you're paying the government 41 percent. That leaves you with about $17 or $18 million, not even. Then you're taking care of your whole family."

Obviously math is not one Jose's strengths because if you pay the gorventment 41% of $35 million that leaves you with $20.65 million. Since I'm a nice guy I'll give Jose the benifit of the doubt and say that he had only $17 million to live on. I can't imagine what it would be like to support your whole family on only $17 million, that's got to be tough on the guy. Poor Jose...................

1 comment:

Amy K. said...

I despise baseball salaries. What about teachers, and every blue collar, shift worker out there. It's really something how much professional athletes make...and squander.