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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 05:30 PM
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45. They know.
They just can't admit they know because they will have to sacrifice a tiny bit to rectify the problems.

Instead they go on news shows and give their little pep talks and say "we don't know why you have no money or confidence."
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  -NPR says US CEOs don't know why consumer confidence is so low. SmileyRose  Aug-30-11 10:55 PM   #0 
  - They are not stupid  Hawkowl   Aug-30-11 11:10 PM   #1 
  - They're not stupid, but they're so far removed from reality  gateley   Aug-30-11 11:19 PM   #3 
  - Quite frankly i think it's part stupid and part evil toxic greed.  SmileyRose   Aug-30-11 11:29 PM   #4 
  - Suddenly...  kenfrequed   Aug-31-11 04:36 PM   #39 
  - I know it.  Hawkowl   Aug-31-11 12:54 AM   #12 
  - No, they get it. They're just playing the dumb blonde routine. nt  valerief   Aug-31-11 10:55 PM   #66 
  - it's just willful ignorance on their part...  Blue_Tires   Aug-31-11 07:26 AM   #19 
  - Well said, Hawkowl.  hifiguy   Aug-31-11 09:22 AM   #23 
  - They'd Only  Starcats   Aug-31-11 05:16 PM   #44 
  - Yes they are stupid. They are also efficient and ruthlessly greedy .  liberation   Aug-31-11 04:36 PM   #38 
  - Right, They are stupid and That explains their greed  DaveJ   Aug-31-11 06:43 PM   #51 
  - They are not efficient  Alcibiades   Aug-31-11 10:37 PM   #63 
  - They know that we are stupid, and keep buying their Chinese made crap  adigal   Aug-31-11 05:41 PM   #47 
  - They prefer to bitch and not give up their toys.  AdHocSolver   Aug-31-11 11:52 PM   #67 
  - No, they are evil.  alarimer   Aug-31-11 10:54 PM   #65 
  - It's "pretend" stupid, not the real thing.  RandomKoolzip   Aug-30-11 11:13 PM   #2 
  - Yes, this is an essential part of the "who could have predicted?" game.  closeupready   Aug-31-11 10:04 AM   #25 
  - Don't underestimate the power of "real stupid" to make a quick buck and then leave  McCamy Taylor   Aug-31-11 05:35 PM   #46 
  - You are right -- their plan includes money extraction  DaveJ   Aug-31-11 06:55 PM   #54 
  - Yes, really. "The beatings will continue..."  kenny blankenship   Aug-30-11 11:32 PM   #5 
  - "without their life giving ass-rays" ROFL! n/t  keopeli   Aug-31-11 08:39 PM   #59 
  - Cognitive dissonance...  Fumesucker   Aug-30-11 11:33 PM   #6 
  - Yep, it's easy to surround yourself with people  JoeyT   Aug-31-11 01:58 PM   #35 
     - Well put JoeyT.....................  russspeakeasy   Aug-31-11 10:35 PM   #62 
  - outlaw CEO positions, they cycle into political power write laws for themselves  StarsInHerHair   Aug-30-11 11:46 PM   #7 
  - Thom Hartmann theorizes that many, if not most, CEOs are sociopaths  Kennah   Aug-31-11 12:05 AM   #8 
  - Thom is correct IMO  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 01:30 PM   #33 
     - well that kind of behaviour is rewarded  w0nderer   Aug-31-11 05:15 PM   #43 
        - yep--nasty & exploitative wins, is celebrated  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 08:48 PM   #60 
           - thanks and thanks for welcome n/t  w0nderer   Aug-31-11 09:15 PM   #61 
  - It would be funny, if it weren't so sad n/t  cyglet   Aug-31-11 12:08 AM   #9 
  - Of course they don't know - one month one my budget and they would.  jwirr   Aug-31-11 12:12 AM   #10 
  - They don't think they  Turbineguy   Aug-31-11 12:37 AM   #11 
  - The Peter Principle  demwing   Aug-31-11 12:59 AM   #13 
  - maybe they should ask some consumers...  Kalidurga   Aug-31-11 01:03 AM   #15 
  - Actually, not only can I see it  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-31-11 01:02 AM   #14 
  - Precisely  Sherman A1   Aug-31-11 04:32 AM   #16 
  - Not strange to them, but eventually, unchecked, there will be a sort of karmic push-back.  closeupready   Aug-31-11 10:08 AM   #26 
     - They also live outside of history  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-31-11 10:55 AM   #27 
  - All those MBA's are miserable failures.  no_hypocrisy   Aug-31-11 07:02 AM   #17 
  - Not everyone with an MBA buys into the supply side bullshit.  Leftist Agitator   Aug-31-11 07:18 AM   #18 
  - When every TV talking head,  Enthusiast   Aug-31-11 07:36 AM   #20 
  - Right  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 01:33 PM   #34 
  - Fucking morons. There are a lot of things I want and NEED to buy.  progressoid   Aug-31-11 08:41 AM   #21 
  - Your house is worth less than it was 40 years ago?  Statistical   Aug-31-11 09:12 AM   #22 
  - We actually bought it in 1973  SmileyRose   Aug-31-11 09:23 AM   #24 
     - Can I ask what state you live in?  WDIM   Aug-31-11 12:15 PM   #30 
        - Metro Atlanta  SmileyRose   Aug-31-11 01:25 PM   #31 
  - they orchestrated our demise and they dont know why we are down?  reggie the dog   Aug-31-11 11:52 AM   #28 
  - Demand the money back!  WDIM   Aug-31-11 12:06 PM   #29 
  - Imagine if we cut all the CEO's  SmileyRose   Aug-31-11 01:30 PM   #32 
  - I just watched rich guy Forbes on C Span (IIRC)  truedelphi   Aug-31-11 03:48 PM   #36 
  - Good point! I barely trust the govt to leave it be.  Rex   Aug-31-11 06:50 PM   #53 
     - You get to suffer through the inflation that we will all be dealing with  truedelphi   Sep-02-11 02:41 PM   #68 
        - What is it with Patagonia?  Rex   Sep-02-11 03:24 PM   #70 
           - It's a really pretty place. I often thought of living near there,  truedelphi   Sep-02-11 05:24 PM   #72 
  - If they aren't foreclosing on our homes, they are cutting pay and jobs  Supersedeas   Aug-31-11 04:06 PM   #37 
  - k&r n/t  w0nderer   Aug-31-11 04:46 PM   #40 
  - + 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000  kestrel91316   Aug-31-11 05:12 PM   #41 
  - Wow!!! "Clueless" for sure...give them all an additional million-dollar bonus!  KansDem   Aug-31-11 05:15 PM   #42 
  - They know.  obxhead   Aug-31-11 05:30 PM   #45 
  - I bet that the CEOs in the 80's that made only 40 times as much as average employees...  cascadiance   Aug-31-11 05:44 PM   #48 
  - It's not that they don't know why...  Ready4Change   Aug-31-11 05:52 PM   #49 
  - The Chamber of Commerce has declared war on working people  Jim_Shorts   Aug-31-11 06:01 PM   #50 
  - And I really won't know why they are weeping and crying  Rex   Aug-31-11 06:48 PM   #52 
  - here's my best guess as to how they think (if they think about us):  steve2470   Aug-31-11 07:02 PM   #55 
  - Doesn't matter how confident you are when you're broke...  JuniperLea   Aug-31-11 07:19 PM   #56 
  - I can believe that. Business schools are propaganda factories, and so...  Odin2005   Aug-31-11 07:37 PM   #57 
  - +1  harun   Aug-31-11 10:44 PM   #64 
  - "CEOs" "They" "Them"  keopeli   Aug-31-11 08:35 PM   #58 
  - They are like the monkey who can't pull his hand out of the jar of peanuts  librechik   Sep-02-11 03:22 PM   #69 
  - Having worked for dozens of CEOs, most are clueless.  ItNerd4life   Sep-02-11 04:11 PM   #71 
 

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