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View Diary: The goal IS to reduce the standard of living (386 comments)

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  •  WRT the mansion (none)
    How would that apply to Governors, Presidents, University Presidents, and the like?
    •  Public servants (4.00)

      Are not the same as filthy-rich CEOs, etc.  Inspite of the nonsense rhetoric to the contrary, the President is NOT the CEO of a business and is not actually paid all that much.  The Whitehouse and other official buildings are symbols of governance and are entirely different than some secretive, gated-community bazillionaire getting millions of $$ in compensation for being a CEO while worker pay and benefits are cut, cut, cut.  Hell's Bells, the CEOs get bazillions in "compensation", etc, when they fail utterly and the company tanks and they are removed from the chair!  No sympathy here at all for such execs.  Their very lives should be tied to the wellbeing of the society as a whole and the workers that make everything they take for granted possible in the first place.

      In any case, the mansion thing can be fiddled but I rather like the Exec compensation thing being hard-wired to worker compensation.  Every benefit cut or pay cut for the workers equals a similar cut in Executive pay and benefits.  Pay increases and benefit enhancements lead to Executive pay increases and enhancements.  Failure leads to failure, period, for the CEO.  If the company tanks, you leave with nothing but what you've managed to save while you ran the company into the ground.

      "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." --9th Amendment

      by praedor on Thu Oct 13, 2005 at 11:19:31 AM PDT

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