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  • Disagree. Quality CEOs are in short supply. They must be paid more or companies can't survive.

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    With workers cutting back, wealthy CEOs should cut back too. Agree/disagree

    Despite the difficult economy, CEO pay increased in 2010. Here's an article about it:

    CEO pay in US soared 23 percent in 2010

    Vote in this poll what you think of that.

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    Re: With workers cutting back, wealthy CEOs should cut back too. Agree/disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Despite the difficult economy, CEO pay increased in 2010. Here's an article about it:

    CEO pay in US soared 23 percent in 2010

    Vote in this poll what you think of that.
    I've already started at least two threads stating exactly what I thought of that.

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    Re: With workers cutting back, wealthy CEOs should cut back too. Agree/disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Despite the difficult economy, CEO pay increased in 2010. Here's an article about it:

    CEO pay in US soared 23 percent in 2010

    Vote in this poll what you think of that.

    I agree that CEOs should take pay cuts too, it is morally wrong to screw the people on the bottom who do most of the physical work to fatten the pockets of those on top. But there is nothing we can legally do and nor should we legally require them to do anything. We would be treading on dangerous ground if we were to make a maximum wage.
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    Re: With workers cutting back, wealthy CEOs should cut back too. Agree/disagree

    You can't compare them without noticing their differences and those differences are why I say no. Though the yes choice is not my reason, so I decided to not vote in the poll.

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    Re: With workers cutting back, wealthy CEOs should cut back too. Agree/disagree

    You posted a column from a commie publication slamming capitalists who are successful at what they do.

    If a CEO's company makes money, why shouldn' the CEO get a raise, like everybody else? Including the workers in the mailroom?

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    Re: With workers cutting back, wealthy CEOs should cut back too. Agree/disagree

    Consumers are the ones who end up eating these big pay increases
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    Re: With workers cutting back, wealthy CEOs should cut back too. Agree/disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Consumers are the ones who end up eating these big pay increases
    I doubt companies raise their consumer prices so the big guy can get a raise.

    Has anyone read the link? The first sentence is easily refuted. And then, later on, there's this line of crap:

    The aim is to make the working class pay the full cost of the crisis of American and world capitalism by smashing all of its past social gains and reducing it to a state of poverty and immiseration.

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    Re: With workers cutting back, wealthy CEOs should cut back too. Agree/disagree

    Hey. Maybe they really aren't the problem. Maybe it's this little factoid.

    From the time they founded the Tea Party in 2009 to today, the Koch brothers' wealth shot up from 28 billion to 44 billion, nearly 60 percent;

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    Re: With workers cutting back, wealthy CEOs should cut back too. Agree/disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    You posted a column from a commie publication slamming capitalists who are successful at what they do.

    If a CEO's company makes money, why shouldn' the CEO get a raise, like everybody else? Including the workers in the mailroom?
    What if the companies aren't making money, and wokers pay is reduced or not subject to any raise, while the CEO's pay goes up substantially?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: With workers cutting back, wealthy CEOs should cut back too. Agree/disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I agree that CEOs should take pay cuts too, it is morally wrong to screw the people on the bottom who do most of the physical work to fatten the pockets of those on top. But there is nothing we can legally do and nor should we legally require them to do anything. We would be treading on dangerous ground if we were to make a maximum wage.
    It would be hard to say that the government can do something in this case. Well depending on how much in subsidies those companies are getting. But this is sorta what unions are for.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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