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Jul 17, 2013

Should athletes representing the country be on government’s payroll?

Should athletes that represent the country professionally be on government payroll?

Yes

No

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10 Responses for “Should athletes representing the country be on government’s payroll?”

  1. rick says:

    NOOO thats why FFB is a the body governing football in Belize

  2. Islander says:

    At 25% my income tax is high enough already. I personally dislike football so I do not see why my taxes should increase in order to have them on payroll.

    As a general rule people who avoid paying taxes “a huge percentage of the Belize population” do not understand that the more money government spends the higher your taxes. THERE IS NO SUCH A THING AS A FREE MEAL TICKET .

  3. DayofJubilee says:

    Yes!

  4. blessed says:

    Absolutely not. Even if the final list of Gold Cup players were placed on GOB payroll prior to going to the Gold Cup the results would have been the same. A winning mentality comes from within and is not motivated by money. If money motivates winning then when there is no money there will be little or no effort to win. Players have to to understand that money comes automatically with winning, not the other way around.

  5. Belizean says:

    I dont think they should be on the pay roll but atleast for the time in camp before big tournaments GOB and the public/private sector should all come together and somehow try to match their salaries so that players dont worry if their families are ok.

  6. Belizean says:

    I dont think that they should be on the payroll. Atleast during camp before big tournaments I think GOB and public/private sector should all come together and somehow try to match theirs salaries so that the players dont worry if their families are ok. I also like that they were used in comercials.

  7. Phyllis says:

    Yes…football, practicing and commitment would be their job. We came out in CT to support our Jaguars, it a proud feeling to sing our national anthem and see our flag in an international venue. Our team played their best. They were not conditioned to play 3 games. They were tired. Love them jaguars, they made me proud….

  8. firewalker says:

    I think it is better than having the thugs and gang members on the gov payroll. That is what is on there now. That is the gov way to stop crime REALLLLLY

  9. Tim says:

    Hell no. Might as well raise the pay for teachers and public officers who actually do real work.

  10. June says:

    yessssssssss

  11. Billeze says:

    Listen.. The amount of positive publicity generated by these players for Belize is worth millions of dollars to the economy… literally.. In cost savings and revenue generated..

    Belize is dependent on disposable income from tourists, and having our name positively splashed all over the global stage for two weeks is almost priceless. I said almost, because it certainly is quantifiable… The average cost of a 30 second spot in primteime on the US telivison networks is about 250,000 Belize dollars.

    And the reason people pay that is because marketing WORKS. So please consider the hours of free publicity and good will generated when we compete on the world stage. Now THAT we couldn’t pay for…

    Not to mention the (priceless) impact that this has to our nation’s psyche. It instills national pride and optimism (which can translate to ambition), and offsets the absolutely horrid negative press in the world media, we normally endure – for all the ills frequently associated with our nation (violence, poverty, corruption etc)

    It has nothing to do with whether you like football or not.. Those are not footbal flags that we see waving proudly… they are Belize flags…

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