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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:07 PM

Forbes - 25 Highest paid CEOs

http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2011/10/12/americas-25-highest-paid-ceos/

Unbelievable

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Reply Forbes - 25 Highest paid CEOs (Original post)
smccarter Nov 2012 OP
eugene jones Nov 2012 #1
moondust Nov 2012 #7
eugene jones Nov 2012 #9
baldguy Nov 2012 #2
justabob Nov 2012 #11
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #3
Illinoischick Nov 2012 #4
Vox Moi Nov 2012 #5
Th1onein Nov 2012 #6
hollysmom Nov 2012 #8
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #10
hollysmom Nov 2012 #13
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #14
nmbluesky Nov 2012 #12

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Response to eugene jones (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:30 PM

7. Lots of external variables the CEO does not control.

Competition, weather, infrastructure, local economies, labor issues, etc.

Leaving a lot of guesswork that a monkey could probably do okay with. For bananas.

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Response to smccarter (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:12 PM

2. Ever get the feeling that these wealthy parasites could disappear off the face of the planet

And nobody would be harmed one bit?

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Response to baldguy (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:23 AM

11. +1

We would all be better off if They would "go galt".

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Response to smccarter (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:17 PM

3. It figures. The highest is a pharmaceutical CEO at $131 million

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Response to smccarter (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:17 PM

4. This is disgusting!!

They should also include all of the overpaid athletes on this list.

The disparity in wages in this country is outrageous.

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Response to smccarter (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:00 PM

5. I didn't build it but I am entitled to it.

I'm a CEO.
I climbed a corporate ladder that I didn't build.
My Corporation shields me from personal responsibility.
My Corporation pays less in taxes than real people and I get the difference.
I didn't build my house or my vacation home or my country club.
I never change the oil in my car and I never fix my plumbing.
If I fail at work I will be well-compensated.
If I give a pittance of my wealth to charity I will be canonized as a philanthropist.
I did not dream the American Dream. I found a way to profit from it.

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Response to smccarter (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:00 PM

6. Not ONE of them is female.

NOT ONE.

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Response to smccarter (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:45 PM

8. Well, I will give Ralph Lauren a bit of a pass

He did start that company and apparel is a company where you can flame out real fast. I was in IT in apparel for a short while and all sorts of unexpected things can kill your company, We had the NYC black out in the 70's and had to close the factories in the south for 3 days. Our orders were all on short delivery dates we could not meet with all the picklists in the computer in NYC, sales people had to negotiate late delivery dates, et al, it took weeks to get things back to normal.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:43 AM

10. Who makes Ralph Lauren's clothing?

I'm guessing that many of them earn less than $2 a day.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:30 PM

13. I agree with that

I am not saying he deserved it all, just a 'little' bit more credit than the others because at least he worked for it. The companies I worked for, the CEOs got in through the white guy network or through relatives, not through any great intelligence or talent. They made bad decisions and then get golden parachutes when the company wants to get rid of them, rather than ridden out on the rails as they should be by the stock holders.

The dress factories of the south were no great bargain for the workers either, not nearly as bad as the ones in Asia, but they would find ways of paying people minimum wage and docking their pay for any little reason. I remember spending more than proportionate for clothes in my youth, like $20 for jeans would not be closer to $100 now, but people are used to paying people less than a living wage.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:31 PM

14. I agree...

Unlike most of these other grifters, Lauren at least creates a product that people actually want to buy and has first-hand knowledge of how to run his business. If anybody could pull off selling apparel at the actual cost (i.e., not using sweat shop labor), it would be Polo. I hope they try it.

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Response to smccarter (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:29 AM

12. I miss Steve job

He paid CEO foe 1.00 a year.

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