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  •  We were talking about that tonight in terms (8+ / 0-)

    of Home Depot vs. Lowe's.  The compensation packages for Nardelli (+/- $154M) over 5 years vs. the ceo of Lowe's in the neighborhood (still a nice neighborhood) of $40 M.  This during a period when HD shares fell by close to 15% and Lowes gained by 200+%.

    I don't have a problem with someone like Turner or Gates coming up with an idea for a great service or product and making a gazillion dollars off it.  That's pretty much the American dream.  Nor do I object to the child of such a parent, being given every advantage in life, repeating their parents success and creating success of their own.  I do, however, object to said child (say a nar-do-well son who for the purposes of this blog we can refer to as GW) after failing throughout their life, using Daddy's accumulated wealth to destroy everything I've worked for.  That is not the American Dream.

    But to tie back into what you said, the way to frame those ads would be "Over the past 5 years the overall payroll of XYZ corporation has shrunk by $X million.  During that same period, XYZ's CEO has received $$$$$$ in bonuses and stock.  How did that happen?"  That would reach the key demographic.

    "Congressman DeLay, Colonel Danny Bubp asked me to send you a message - that cowards cut and run" - Representative Jean Schmidt

    by EeDan on Tue Apr 25, 2006 at 08:45:14 PM PDT

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