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  •  I used the term "CEOs" in a general sense. (2+ / 0-)
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    BrianParker14, unfangus

    Most TV reporters/anchors don't make that much, except perhaps a few that work for the cable news channels like FOX, CNN, MSNBC (who earn millions).

    A few trial/injury lawyers in class-action cases occasionally bring in a windfall, but not usually year after year like the CEO of Ford does.

    Yes, movie stars and professional athletes make more than that in their contracts, but most actors on Broadway (or athletes in the minor leagues) don't.

    Out of all the writers we have, how many get a New York Times best-selling novel? Bill O'Reilly might.

    Contractors that earn that much (as a personal salary, not in gross sales) are usually the CEOs of their own company.

    Farmers? You mean like those in the Dairy or Tobacco industry, who also get tax subsidies? Yes, as CEOs they earn more than $250k a year. The few small family-owned farms that we generally think of, no longer exist.

    The average neurosurgeon at a hospital brings in about $250k a year. If a doctor is in private practice, I couldn't tell you, but the CEOs of many hospitals make much more.

    I used the term "CEOs" in a general sense, but the point you are trying to make still doesn't negate my point: the that majority of Americans had wanted the cap to be $250k, not $450k.

    50% of all wage-earners net $27,000 a year or less.

    •  Non-Qualified Stock Options CANNOT QUALIFY (1+ / 0-)
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      for long term capital gains treatment. You have now been told this at least ten times by me and other tax experts here at DKOS. Please stop writing things that are not factual and add to the echo of misinformation here at DKOS and the Internet generally. There is no way to structure non-qualified stock options, the type that executives receive, that qualifies the income as long term capital gains. ALL INCENTIVE EQUITY COMPENSATION of Fortune 1000 executives is taxed at the top marginal earned income rate.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 07:05:31 PM PDT

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