Who Makes the Most Money of All Public Service Employees???
Do you know that in most states in America the highest paid Public Service Employees are Football and Basketball Coaches?
Let that sink in, while considering all the people who are classified as Public Service Employees.
“Public Service Employees” are included in the following areas:
Teachers, Counselors, University Professors, University Presidents, etc.
You know, the people who are tasked with training the young minds that will manage the affairs of the nation in the next generations.
Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, etc.
Those who risk their lives daily to ensure we live safely, often putting themselves in harms way to save the lives of strangers.
Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Vets, Technicians and other Health Professionals.
Those who have dedicated their own lives to saving others on a daily basis to help ensure the survival of the species (not a big deal, right?)
Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force.
The brave men and women who volunteer to defend our right to freedom and the pursuit of our happiness, even sacrificing their own lives for us, if need be.
Engineers, Architects, Administrators, etc. The men and women who design and build the cities we live in. Who are responsible for all the infrastructures we take for granted, running water, electricity, waste disposal, etc.
In the event of earthquakes and other natural disasters these are the people who help ensure that the buildings we live and work in don’t crumble and kill us all.
NASA and NOAA
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration boast some of the most brilliant scientific minds on the planet, including Physicists, Biologists, Chemists and other PhD’s responsible for discovering the wonders of our universe from the oceans depths to the vastness of outer space.
Concerned mainly with the protection of citizens, Public Security is a very interesting field which includes the operations of organizations at the federal, state and local levels.
These include, The Mayor’s Office, the Courts System; Judges, Juries and Lawyers.
FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, Customs and Border Protection, the CIA, NSA and the Secret Service (you know, those people who use their own bodies as human shields to protect the President of the United States… no biggie).
In conjunction with other agencies like the CDC it’s the job of all these agencies to serve in cases of pandemics, severe accidents, environmental disasters and acts of terrorism potentially saving millions of human lives but as a society we have determined that of all these people listed above, the ones we should reward with the greatest financial remuneration are those who train people to run across a field or court with a ball in their hands, simply for our amusement.
“People in America check ‘Christian’ on religious identification surveys because football is usually not one of the choices.”
– Chad Gibbs, Author of “Jesus Without Borders”
- Have we made entertainment into an idol, a false god that we worship?