Pushing Back the Beckham Pushback

Slam_logo2 We’ve gotten some neat feedback comments to our Beckham Pushback post that really help to highlight how tricky this critical question is to answer.  Here’s one from Dominik Hasek, the reader we responded to in our first pushback post, who argues that the world is already collecting billions of dollars in aid for countries like Somalia and Ethiopia:

In 2005 54.4 billion dollars was collectively gathered from these UN countries governments for world wide aid.  This does not include private donations…  Japan was the first on the list with 8.9 billion, UK- 7.9 billion, US 7.5 billion, Germany 5.6 billion.

Total world wide aid was 108.5 billion dollars;  In 2005 the total of US Aid was 37.5 billion dollars.  That is a lot of extra dollars being contributed by a county whose citizens are privileged enough to do so.  These private donations by the US citizens is higher than what the US government is contributing.

And here’s one from another reader going by the name Peoples, who argues that everyone should be allowed to spend their "peanuts" however they want:

Even if there is a better use for these peanuts, these peanuts aren’t ours. It’s the soccer team’s money, and if it wasn’t used to hire Beckham it would still be used on entertainment. Shouldn’t they be able to spend their peanuts however they want? By giving this money to other people, we would be peanut thieves!

So Blurbers and Blurb Lovers….where do you stand on this issue?  Should we be concerned about countries that are still incredibly poor, or are we already doing enough through our taxes and our charitable contributions? 

Interesting questions, huh?

Leave a comment to share your thinking!

Signed,

Bam Bam Bigelow, Editor in Chief

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46 Responses to Pushing Back the Beckham Pushback

  1. alienlover says:

    I think we arent doing enough because if we were the poor countries in the world wouldn’t need our peanuts. I mean if we took only half of the money that Beckham makes in a year and gave it to a poor country we could make a big difference in that country. Yes we are giving alot of peanuts through our taxes and charitable contributions, but ovisuly it’s not enough because people are still starving in the world. In conclusion I believe that Beckham shouldn’t make as much peanuts as he does now!

  2. Piglet says:

    I agree with peoples, when it comes to the fact that the soccer team should spend there “peanuts” as the want, but if Beckham (The Peanut Lord) has a brain in his head, he should realize that the world is not perfect. There are many ways that he could be helping out around the globe. organizations such as st. jude, make a wish, etc. collect money to help sick people. He could send a portion of his sallary on countrys in extreme poverty, for food and fly nets. There are so many possibilitys. That way he has control over how much he keeps, and how much he helps people in more need than he. If he isnt willing to do that, when he’s a peanutaire, you have to wonder if he really worth all that money. What do you think?
    ~Piglet

  3. Bart Simpson says:

    To tell you the truth, I really don’t know whether to give away our “peanuts” or to pay David Beckham $90 in a minute. It kind of does seem unfair to just give away all that money but if you think about, David Beckham did earn it. He probably works really hard to earn his career, and hey, it isn’t our buisness to get into his. This is a really hard decision to make. I mean I’m not disagreeing with piglet, but I’m not agreeing either. Our money can go out to athletes for their work, but there is also a lot of countries that don’t make nearly as much money as David Beckham does in a minute. Do the math. $90/6= $15. Beckham makes $15 a second! That’s insane! I really don’t know which is a wiser decision. Give away our “peanuts,” or use them for a cause. You decide.

  4. Catwoman says:

    I think that we should be consered because if we give half our money to our entertainers all the time when other people like firemen, our soliders, policemen, and doctors.They are more important to us then our entertainers are sure we want to be entertained but we also want to be save. And we want other people to have a good life just like us. Beckam is makeing 95 dollors a minute while other people only make 90 dollers a year. I think that is totally not neccary. That is why I think that we should not give more money to our entertainers then poor countries.
    ~Catwoman

  5. mini-me says:

    I agree with peoples because it is true that it isn’t our peanuts, its the team’s peanuts and they should be allowed to spend their peanuts.
    I also think that we should be giving more money to the poor countries, because the money we’ve already given them doesnt seem to be doing much good. The poor countries are still poor. So I dont think that we should give away all our money to the poor countries, but maybe it would help the poor countries if we took one or two hundred million peanuts off Beckhams salary and gave it to the poor countries.
    signed, mini-me

  6. Harry the hornet says:

    alienlover said
    if we took only half of the money that Beckham makes in a year and gave it to a poor country we could make a big difference
    well I say, what if we took that money away from him and he had a plan for that money? What if he was going to build a charaty with that money? How do we know if he already is donateing money?
    Also why can’t he get paided for being talented? What if the world was like that we all made the same amount of money as each other then it wouldn’t matter how good you were at the job you were paid the same.
    So why can’t we get paid for being talented?

  7. Mia Hamm says:

    Piglet said:
    There are many ways that he could be helping out around the globe. organizations such as st. jude, make a wish, etc. collect money to help sick people. He could send a portion of his sallary on countrys in extreme poverty, for food and fly nets. There are so many possibilitys. I agree with piglet,Beckham should be able to make as much money as the club is willing to pay him. He has wourked hard to earn the money but he really should be aware of the poverty in other areas. He should give to orginizations that help people in need. Really everyday people are paying Beckham to play soccer. We buy tickets to the games,T-shirts,food at the games,hats,jersys and lots of other things.

  8. Pretty Penny says:

    I remain undecided because in a way I agree that we are giving enough, but I also think we should give more money to poor countries because we have way more money than them and they need money.

  9. Elmo says:

    Harry the Hornet said:What if he was going to build a charaty with that money?
    I say we don’t know that for sure that he is though. He might just have the money so he can do some spending with it like go on vacations or even buy a house. So we don’t know if David Beckham did spend his money one charity.
    But to answer your question I don’t think it’s ok to be paid a lot for talent. Think about it this way which is more important an entertainer or firefighters, poilice, doctors? I think those kind of people should get paid more because they save lifes not David Beckham.

  10. Minnie Mouse says:

    Piglet said: To tell you the truth, I really don’t know whether to give away our “peanuts” or to pay David Beckham $90 in a minute.
    Piglet I agree. I do not think that it is okay to be paying Beckham $90 a minuite because we could be usuing our “peanuts” in a diffrent way like giving it to Ethiopia. Did you know that the GDP per Capita in Ethiopia is $90 a year and Beckham earns that much in 1 minuite. Today I was watching EXTRA and it said that Beckham’s wife went on a $100,000 shopping spree to buy their kids new and inproved clothes. I do not think that it is right for her to be spending that money in one outing.
    — Minnie Mouse

  11. bobs brother dude guy says:

    Piglet said: If Beckham has a brain he will realize that the world is perfect and give money to st. judes, make a wish foundation.
    But hey the guy isn’t getting paid 90 dollars a minute to start or add on to a charity. If we are willing to pay him are peanuts then he can do whatever he wants to with his peanuts. It all comes down to if we want to pay him all these peanuts then it they are all his!
    Bobs brother dude guy,

  12. Anonymous Bob says:

    Push Back to Push back to your Push back
    Many of you said comments such as:
    “There are many ways that he could be helping out around the globe.”
    AND
    “…I also think we should give more money to poor countries because we have way more money than them and they need money. ”
    But when you think about it. It’s not that he is getting paid for having a bad talent that everybody has; David Beckham has a REAL talent which most of us don’t have. I’m sure if everybody had the natural talent to do anything and everything the people of the world wouldn’t work as hard to be good at something, simply because there isn’t anybody like David Beckham to look up to anymore.
    Also many other people argue that his money is going to waste when he could donate it somewhere.
    “…ways that he could be helping out around the globe. He could donate his money to Organizations such as St. Jude, Make a Wish, etc. He could also collect money to help sick people. He could send a portion of his salary on countries in extreme poverty, for food and fly nets. There are so many possibility’s”
    Well, maybe Beckham isn’t sending money to other countries in poverty, but he is doing his share to help the world he has supported UNICEF and even became a Goodwill Ambassador. He also recently hosted the “World Cup Party – Full Length and Fabulous” at his mansion in Hertfordshire, raising money for THREE charities.
    From:http://snipurl.com/186r9
    And what about us? How often do we look at ourselves to donate money? How come we always look at the rich and the wealthy? We get decent pay why don’t we look at ourselves to help too? Is it selfish of us to think that only the tremendously rich people like David Beckham have to donate?
    Besides, aren’t there are other ways that people can help the world other than money?
    How about the fact that David Beckham is in the U.S soccer league because he wants the sport to grow here. Maybe while he’s here he can also be a positive role model to the slowly becoming over weight kids of America. Is it possible?

  13. Anime Rocker says:

    The question was:
    Where do you stand on this issue? Should we be concerned about countries that are still incredibly poor, or are we already doing enough through our taxes and our charitable contributions?
    I think we should at least be concern about other countries that are incredibly poor. I mean if we have all the money and not even giving it to charity, then we’re like full of greed. We have all the good money, but why not them. Is totally unfair. We’re now enjoying our lives and the poor countries are now suffering and struggling hard. Should we give away some of our money and give it to them?

  14. Caripatato says:

    we all have speacil talent no-one else can do right? well Beckham has a talet and it is he can make a soccor ball turn in the air. ok why make so much money off that and keep it? Ithink he is going to give some to a place that helps homles children, poor people etc. i have a talet. it just so turns out i dont get rich off of it. why sould somone else get more than some people make in a year for doing somthing good or bad? for instance take my teachers they make money from there job and what they teach they might have a talent in but they all get paid the same! if one does better than another they dont get paid more or less they are all paid equaly! on this soccor team some players get lots of “peanuts” and ONE gets overloded with “peanuts”. how is that fair? why sould it be fair? i think they sould all get paid equaly (unless one is not good at soccor) beacuse they are all a team that works toghether will equal reponsibilitys.
    do you think i am right or wrong share your thinking!
    Sincerly,
    A blurber
    Caripatato
    that is a real Email

  15. Buttercup says:

    The question was:
    Should we be concerned about countries that are still incredibly poor, or are we already doing enough through our taxes and our charitable contributions?
    well… my answer is that I think that we shouldn’t be concerned about other countries because we have already given a lot of money to the poor countries.
    Mini-me said this:
    I also think that we should be giving more money to the poor countries, because the money we’ve already given them doesn’t seem to be doing much good. The poor countries are still poor. So I dont think that we should give away all our money to the poor countries, but maybe it would help the poor countries if we took one or two hundred million peanuts off Beckhams salary and gave it to the poor countries.
    I agree and I also dissagree with mini-me, I mean we are giving the poor countries a whole lot of money but it doesn’t seem like it is doing anything. Also we have been giving the poor countries a whole lot of money so I think it is time for them to get involved and get a job and not just beg us for money. I also think that Beckham should give at least a little money to other causes because I mean he has so much money he probably doesn’t know what to spend it on.
    Signed,
    ~Buttercup

  16. peoples says:

    Hi! Peoples is back and I’m pushing back to Anonymous Bob’s Push Back to Push back to your Push back. He said:
    “Besides, aren’t there are other ways that people can help the world other than money?
    How about the fact that David Beckham is in the U.S soccer league because he wants the sport to grow here. Maybe while he’s here he can also be a positive role model to the slowly becoming over weight kids of America. Is it possible?”
    Well Bob, you’re right. Money isn’t the only way to help and Beckham is helping, but even if he’s worth it , are these causes worth his help? Will the work he’s doing really be helping?
    Chindhood obesity is a BIG problem, but I don’t think he’ll be a role model to children who are overweight. He’s probably going to be more of a role model to soccer, or just general sports fans who are already healthy.
    Do overweight kids really need the help? After all, they weren’t born like that. If it’s not their fault, it’s their parent’s fault. An Etheopian couldn’t help being born where they were born.
    And isn’t starving to death and having almost no money worse than being a little unhealthy? Don’t they deserve some help? and even if money isn’t everything, it’s one thing beckham has alot of and one thing some countries really need! Should he share his penuts?
    Bob also said:
    “And what about us? How often do we look at ourselves to donate money? How come we always look at the rich and the wealthy? We get decent pay why don’t we look at ourselves to help too? Is it selfish of us to think that only the tremendously rich people like David Beckham have to donate?”
    You’re right again. It would be, if average people didn’t do anything. We do…or at least some of us do. We’re alot richer than some other countries so everyone should help, even if it’s just a few “penuts”. But by having Beckham give away what he thinks isn’t alot, it’s like having ALOT of average people giving a good amount of “penuts”. He can easily make a difference on the country level, while an average person can only can help a few people.That’s still helping and it’s important, but people are dissapointed at all the money Beckham has that could really help isn’t being donated.

  17. Smarty Pants says:

    Buttercup said, “Also we have been giving the poor countries a whole lot of money so I think it is time for them to get involved and get a job and not just beg us for money.”
    I would have to disagree. I am sure these poor people are trying as hard as they can to get a job but, in many poor countries, the jobs are hard to find and there aren’t many. Also, these poor countries aren’t begging us for money. We are giving them money to help them as much as we possibly can.
    Anonymous Bob said, “And what about us? How often do we look at ourselves to donate money? How come we always look at the rich and the wealthy? We get decent pay why don’t we look at ourselves to help too? Is it selfish of us to think that only the tremendously rich people like David Beckham have to donate?”
    From my understanding, many working-class people do give quite a bit of their income for charity. The percentage of money they give is way higher when compared to the percentage that a rich person gives.
    However, I believe that David Beckham is getting a lot of money even though he has incredible talent. Getting $15 per second is too much.
    I am worried about poor countries, but I am more concerned about poor people in general. Even though America is one of the richest countries in the world, we have millions of people who are below poverty line and are homeless. I am sure Beckham’s money could help these people. Also, there are many other people whose talent comes in better use such as firefighters, police officers, teachers, etc. but, they don’t get paid as much as Beckham does. Is that fair or not? Is entertainment more important that people who serve us?

  18. Pebbles Flinstone says:

    Peoples said: “Maybe while he’s here, he can be a posotive role model and slowly becoming a model to the slowly becoming overweight kids? People’s could be on to something…but remember the main reason about coming on the USA team…to make more money and to make soccer a more popular sport.
    I am actually undecided if it is fair that Beckham have more than an Ethelopian person makes in a year! My opinions are that he works really hard for that money he doesn’t just get it out of the blue!! He went to college for it and played probably through High School. The other side of the story is though, he makes more money than the president!!!! Now, I don’t know about you guys…but man does that sound fishy??!! Another point the president serves longer than the soccer season!! If you guys say that he makes too much money than your technically saying that about Bill Gates, Doctors, EMT’s, and many more people. Did you know that doctors go to school for eight years! They work very hard for their money!
    It is a diffucult question to answer and it is one of those brain drainers…What do you think?? Do you think that Backham should not be getting that much money?? Why? Pebbles Flinstone

  19. Elmo says:

    I dont know what side to be on, I think that Beckham should get a lot of moeny but at the same time soccer players dont save our lives everyday like police and fireman. They work very hard but also Beckham does too. Beckham gets more money then the president of the USA and President Bush is very important and the soccer player is important to but i personally think that the firemen and ploice sohuld get more money then Beckham.

  20. Hollister says:

    I think it is not fair that he gets all this money! Other entertainers dont get as much as him. Some of the entertainers work as hard as he does but dont get paid the same amount. He might be getting paid more from sponsers commercials and other products. With all that he would make more money. Which is really not fair because the people in Africa make how much he makes in a little amount of time in one year. The people iin Africa probably work harder then him. Lastly America is spending there money that they can be using for the cure to cancer or helping with pollution on an entertainer that is only here for 5 years. If they save up there money they could help out America and make it a safer and happier enviorment!!

  21. Robort in soccer mode says:

    Bam Bam Bigelow said
    Should we be concerned about countries that are still incredibly poor, or are we already doing enough through our taxes and our charitable contributions?
    I think that if americans want to pay david that much money than let them. My opinion is that we already give lots of our money to other countrys, when can we stop giving. Also david helps other people who have stands at the stadium because more people will come to the games to watch david.
    But on the other hand we pay millions of dollars more to david than we do to our fireman and police. That proves that we pay more for entertanment than we pay for safty. How do you think that we can controll this situation?
    signed,
    Robort

  22. Warlord says:

    Dominik Said:
    In 2005 54.4 billion dollars was collectively gathered from these UN countries governments for world wide aid.
    And:
    In 2005 the total of US Aid was 37.5 billion dollars. That is a lot of extra dollars being contributed by a county whose citizens are privileged enough to do so.
    Also:I am not sure what the right answer is : foreign economic aid and how the US should handle it.
    I think that Dominik is right, and that this is a very hard question to answer, but I think that It doesn’t really matter so much if Beckham gives some of his “peanuts” to charity or not.
    The reason is that Beckham’s 95 per second, isn’t really much compared to the 37.5 billion dollars that the US contributes otherwise.
    On the other hand, if Beckham donated just 10.52% of his pay to a charity that buys Malaria Nets, he would have a chance to save a life a second! That’s a lot! That would be very important!
    I’m not comepletely sure where I stand on this issue and go back and forth frequently.
    Continue the great work blurbers!
    Signed,
    Warlord

  23. Bastista says:

    I think he deserves his 250 million cause he is one of the greatest soccers players ever and he is now on the La Galaxy what could earn money for us.

  24. Uchiha Sasuke says:

    Some of you said things such as:
    “I think he deserves his 250 million cause he is one of the greatest soccers players ever.”
    and
    “I think that if americans want to pay david that much money than let them.”
    I happen to agree with you. The people who come to watch Beckham’s games are the whole reason he gets paid a ton of money in the first place!So is it really right for the same people who come to the games criticize how much money he makes (not saying you do)? Another question, how much do we really know about Beckham? He may donate seventy-five percent of his salary to charity. I guess the point I’m trying to make is you can’t criticize other people for things you might have done and you can’t judge a person you’ve never met.
    However, a good debate shows two sides of every story. I may agree that Beckham deserves the money, is there a point where it is just too much money? I mean, he is earning more money a minute than an Ethopian makes in a year! Also, I think that like alot of athletes he will hardly donate any money if any at all. I’m not saying he won’t but he has os much money that he doesn’t need. Don’t you think it could be going to a better cause such as saving starving people in Africa.
    So what do you think? Is paying Beckham like this a complete waste of money or does he deserve it?Push me back.
    -Sasuke

  25. stormy joe says:

    I thought it was really intesting David beckham is coming to play in the USA for the LA Galexy to make soccer a good sport in the USA

  26. Anonymous Bob says:

    Pushing Back Push Back from my Push back After Peoples Push Back
    Well, I’m back again! But this time I’m looking at a really interesting post a cyber-classmate named Peoples recently wrote. In her post she argued in favor that David Beckham, the famous soccer star, shouldn’t get paid so much.
    And do you know what? She’s right! To some extent…
    For instance, Peoples said:
    ” … Beckham is helping, but even if he’s worth it, are these causes worth his help? Will the work he’s doing really be helping?”
    Do I know if he really will help the world with what he’s doing? Well to tell you the truth, I don’t know. But think about it, when you drop money in a donation bin for charity, do you know if your exact donation will specifically help someone or not? We may know it goes towards good, but do we know if your exact donation is the donation to save a life or not? No we don’t. Also when we volunteer to clean up a park, do we know if cleaning that park significantly changed the world? No we don’t. Isn’t this sort of like Beckham’s situation? David Beckham is trying to do what he can. We may not know if it’s significant or not, but don’t you think it’s good for him to do SOMETHING?
    ALSO…
    How do we know he’s not helping somebody WITHOUT his money? What if he inspires a kid to become a pro soccer star who helps the world more than Beckham? What most people and Peoples don’t realize is that sometimes there are ways to help without money that can sometimes be better.
    Peoples also said:
    “But by having Beckham give away what he thinks isn’t a lot, it’s like having A LOT of average people giving a good amount of “peanuts”. He can easily make a difference on the country level, while an average person can only can help a few people.”
    I fully agree with what Peoples said. It’s true he could use more of his money to do more. However, I’d like to point out the other side of the story.
    It’s true, but you’re just looking at one person and one charity. However, there are many charities in the world, and the many people in the world that donate to them. Plus many rich and famous people have there own charities, such as David Beckham. So it all adds up eventually.
    So in the end, I really don’t know what side I agree with. However, I think it’s worth it to give Beckham a shot in America. After all, the peanuts are the soccer teams, not ours. Maybe Beckham can make some good use of his peanuts while he’s here.

  27. DUDE says:

    I’m not really on any side. I think that Beckham is getting paid too much, but I like what peoples said, that it isn’t really our money. Sure we pay to see Beckham play and pay for the jerseys, but the U.S. soccer team decides on what to pay them. Also they might be paying him sooooo much money so they can keep him, and he won’t just leave the team. The other side is there is people starving all over the world, even in wealthy countries. It is a hard desion, but if I had to choose between the two I would say that it is a bit too much money. I think a more reasonible amount that most people would agree would be around 100 million or 75 million instead of a whopping 250 million! Answering what Uchiha Sasuke asked, I think Beckham deserves alot of money like what I wrote above, but he is getting paid a little too much even though he is very good at soccer. I’m happy though that he joined the MLS because more people might get hooked on soccer.
    Do you like that he left one of the best soccer teams in the world to come to the MLS, or are you dissapointed about his decision?
    So how much do you think beckham should get paid?
    Do you agree or disagree with with his high salary?
    Leave me an answer, please.
    *DUDE*

  28. Trixie the Pixie says:

    Mini-me said:
    I dont think that we should give away all our money to the poor countries, but maybe it would help the poor countries if we took one or two hundred million peanuts off Beckhams salary and gave it to the poor countries.
    That is true, we maybe should give some of Beckhams salary to the poor countries. Only, when you say that, you are talking about Beckhams peanuts, not yours. This is almost like saying that you would gladly give away someone else’s money, in order to help poor people. How would Beckham feel about this? Would he be glad to give away his money for poor countries? Or will he want to keep his peanuts for himself? After all, he earned it! What do you think?

  29. cooki monster says:

    Uchiha Sasuke wrote:
    “I may agree that Beckham deserves the money, is there a point where it is just too much money? I mean, he is earning more money a minute than an Ethopian makes in a year”
    I completley agree with this when you are making more in a minute than an Ethopian makes in a year,so maybe he could could give up a couple of his minutes to some more unfortunate people to have. But when should he stop giving?
    Pushback please!!!
    cooki monster

  30. Are we doing enough for poor countrys? We are doing way more than enough! We are sending hundreds of billons of dollars to other countrys. Dosn’t that sound like enough money out of our wallets to go to poor countrys? If they had good governments then our money would go to good use, but there governments are corupt and take all the money for themselfs. I don’t think that it is our problem that they are poor. It’s not hurting us any that they are poor. I think that we’ve tried to help them, but it didn’t help, so we should stop giving them billons of dollars. I don’t think that we can ever pull these really poor countrys out of poverty, so we should just stop trying.
    I don’t think that David Beckham is making to much money. I mean, he worked for that money. I think that they should give him as much money as we are willing to pay to see him. He has an unusal talent that very few other people have, so he should be paid acordingly. He should also be paid a lot because he is also helping us. More people will come to the games now which means more money in ticket sales. Also since more people are coming to the games more people will buy food which means the hot dog man will make more money. In the end everyone in America is happy. We get Beckham, the ticket sales man is richer, and the hot dog man is richer too.

  31. bugs bunny says:

    I don’t think it is fine he get paid so much money and other people in the world are starving to death while he has a big lobster dinner. Although he entertains us I don’t think he should be paid so much money. Besides he makes more money in a year or month than a starving and homeless people make in there entire life

  32. Glenda the ladybug says:

    I think that scence Beckham is talented he should be paid that much for his talents. Anyway isnt it us who are paying to watch him? If people didn’t care about his talent wouldn’t they just stop watching and going to the games? Beckam is also by dong soccor he is putting himself at a risk. He could get seiriously injored by playing the sport.
    Do you think that sence he is the one with the talent and he is putting his life at risk that he should get that much money? Or are you on the other side of the story?

  33. jubjub the grape juice says:

    I agree with alienlover when he say’s “Yes we are giving alot of peanuts through our taxes and charitable contributions, but ovisuly it’s not enough because people are still starving in the world.”
    People in the world are still starving but i think that Beckham should keep the money he’s making because it’s not like the poor people are giving their peanuts to him! It would be great if he donated some peanuts to those countries but it’s his money and he earned it by himself, so he can do whatever he wants to do with his money. If you look at the other side of the story, then you can tell that the poor countries need the money more than Beckham. Beckham probably has everything you can think of but those poor countries has nothing but dust. They probably do have a few houses but they dont have a mansion. If i could give an idea to the poor countries i would tell them to use their money on building one huge house for people to live in, instead of many small houses. Their population probably isn’t that big. right? So what do you think? Does Beckham deserve the peanuts he’s making or should it go to the poor countries?
    see ya
    Jubjub the grape juice

  34. Berty Bott Every Flavor Bean says:

    I agree with Piglet which said,”The soccer team should spend there “peanuts” as the want.” they sould be able to use their peanuts as they want, and Beckham should spend it as he wants. But I think it is silly that in Europe the soccer team he played on gave him $250,000,000 just to play a sport. We pay more to see him play than we pay to be protected from the evil people in the world.
    Would you want to be protected or be killed and be able to watch Beckham play soccer? I would say that I would rather de protected than watch Beckham play a game to get the US to like soccer even more. What do you think?
    Should they spend their peanuts,
    Berty Bott Every Flavor Bean

  35. Razor Ramone says:

    PUSHBACK BIG TIME !!!!!!!!
    preaty peny said:
    I remain undecided because in a way I agree that we are giving enough
    Iagree with this person because there is two sides to the story so i agree with both. Sure more in an hour than a man does in I can’t remember the name but he makes mor in an hour($90)than he will in a hour. Still it’s his money so I remane on both sides.
    RR = (Razor Ramone)

  36. the family guy says:

    Warlord said:
    “I think that Dominik is right, and that this is a very hard question to answer, but I think that It doesn’t really matter so much if Beckham gives some of his “peanuts” to charity or not.”
    Warlord, your comment baisicly states that it dosent really matter if some rich person dosn’t help families who are (much) less fortunate than he is.
    I actually agree to that comment.
    The way that Beckham got his talent was by hours of practice a day. All you need to practice soccer is a soccer ball, and a goal that you can find at almost any community park or sschoolground. In my opinion, if the people that live in the streets practice for hours a day, they could become possibly as good as Beckham is today. The only thing that they have that Beckham dosn’t have is guidance. BUT, the less fortunate people may have some more time on their hands to practice. So i would say that there could easily be another Beckham osmewhere on the streets around the world.
    ~~~The Family Guy

  37. THE RIZ says:

    Berty Bott Every Flavor Bean said: Would you want to be protected or be killed and be able to watch Beckham play soccer?
    In my opinion I would rather be safe then watch Beckham,, but if you really think about it, it really isn’t Beckhams fault. It really is the payers fault and because Beckham can’t really help it accepting a great payment. What would you do if you were offered a contract of $250 milliion in your carreer?
    ALso to add to the Beckham conversation is that he does quite alot of charity work, giving money to organizations and clubs. To support the other side of the story I do think it is very unfair that Beckham gets paid so much money. I think this because all he has to do is play average on his scale but on America’s scale it is amazing soccer. Why do you think that he only has to play average to look amazing on American standard?
    By THE RIZ

  38. fuzzy frog says:

    The family guy states
    “Warlord, your comment baisicly states that it dosent really matter if some rich person dosn’t help families who are (much) less fortunate than he is.
    I actually agree to that comment.”
    He also said”
    The less fortunate people may have some more time on their hands to practice. So i would say that there could easily be another Beckham osmewhere on the streets around the world.”
    First of all, the time that poorer people do have, is most likely spent on trying to grow crops and making money for them selves for food.
    Second, if these guys did have the time, they certainly wouldn’t have the money for any kind of balls since Beckham, and others like Beckham, are so rich.

  39. TK says:

    This is what cooki monster said:
    (I completley agree with this when you are making more in a minute than an Ethopian makes in a year,so maybe he could could give up a couple of his minutes to some more unfortunate people to have.)
    I disagree with cooki monster because if Beckham worked long hours to earn so much money, shouldn’t he be able to spend it in his own way? If Beckham is a good guy, I think he can decide whether he can give up his money to charity. When enough is enough thats when HE can draw the line.

  40. wizard j says:

    Piglet said:
    There are many ways that he could be helping out around the globe. organizations such as st. jude, make a wish, etc. collect money to help sick people.
    I agree with Piglet that when people go to Backham’s football team they will be buying tickets to the games,T-shirts,food at the games,hats,jersys and lots of other things.Some of the money that people give to the store will be given to all the poor countries.
    wizard j

  41. Melvin the Chicken Hunter says:

    Bam Bam’s question was:
    Should we be concerned about countries that are still incredibly poor, or are we already doing enough through our taxes and our charitable contributions?
    I think that we shouldn’t give lots of money to Beckham but, we should still give the poor money. The best option would be lowering Beckham’s yearly salary to $2,000,000. Then we will have $48,000,000 extra to give away.
    So my answer is, we should still be concerned with poorer countries because if we help them, they might help us in a time of need. We defineteley have enough extra money to give away.

  42. LilyLove says:

    Wizard J said:I agree with Piglet that when people go to Backham’s football team they will be buying tickets to the games,T-shirts,food at the games,hats,jersys and lots of other things.Some of the money that people give to the store will be given to all the poor countries.
    I agree with him because when people come and buy things sighned of with his name on it the people will get money and that money could go to country’s or country’s goverments that need them.
    So tecnicly he’s helping the poor people with his talent.
    Lily Love

  43. Nothsa Laup Nrubpeh says:

    Beckem seems to be getting alot more money than he should. Do you think every one on his new team will get paid that much NO they won’t. Also one estonian earns 90 us dollars in one year but beckam will earn that much in one minute.
    It might not be so bad though. He might donate some money to charity. So could it be good if he donates?

  44. kazmanian devil says:

    Well Blurbers,
    I think that Beckham should not get payed so much money… but also, it’s kind of okay to give him a lot of money because he did earn it himself. Also, he is a pretty generous man and gives a lot of money to charities.
    Wish you luck with making The Blurb better than Our Opus,
    The Kazninator

  45. Chris Brown says:

    I don’t think its fair that he can get $15 a second and a(n) average man in africa makes $90 a year, and Beckham makes $90 every 6 seconds

  46. Sophie says:

    this is stupid how on earth is david beckham deserved his money doctors and firemen and police men hel sooo much more than him and they get not even an 8th of what he does!

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