People voting for giveaways don't care that they have to get paid for somewhere. They only want what they can get. Those of us that actually work end up making up the difference. Obamacare is a great example of this. Our insurance is tripling in cost this year, and coverage by the insurance companies is going to be about 2/3 what it was last year. See, we have to pay for the people getting coverage that won't be paying for it. I am not saying that millionaire athletes don't deserve higher taxes; I think they are incredibly over paid and most extremely high income people don't pay nearly the taxes the middle class does. I just don't like the gimme crowd constantly wanting more at my expense. I truly think if politicians were getting the same tax rates, same insurance, and same retirement programs the regular citizenry does, we would actually see some true improvements. Until then, screw us, because that is what we are going to get, like it or not.