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Amid 'Disgraceful Inequality,' New Study Shows Top CEOs Raked In Even More Than Last Year


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#2

More fuel for the raging fires of popular anger at the rigged system...


#3

How do you spell "Obscenity"?

"The income inequality that exists in this country is a disgrace," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka last week. "We must stop Wall Street CEOs from continuing to profit on the backs of working people."

Maybe Trumka and the AFL-CIO leadership should endorse Sanders now instead of running scared and complicit to business as usual that actually serves the Red Queen?

This is no time to sit on the sidelines when our collective future is on the line! This is the time to stand-up and be counted - which side are you on? Big-money and their lackeys, or Bernie and the people!


#4

Nothing can be done to fix the broken system. It's too late for that. It will collapse under its own weight.
Looking forward to a world which works for everybody. End stage capitalism.


#6

They earn this pay. Do you have any idea how hard it is to golf and discuss world market domination at the same time. Trust me, if you ever tried it, you'd realize it's a skill worth at least 100K an hour. /s


#8

I think you are right, GG. It will collapse under its own weight. It's inevitable.


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While I knock Trumka for not endorsing Sanders, its hard to knock him for being paid as much or less in a year compared to what many CEOs are paid each day.

Although there aren't many, some rank and file union members earn $300,000 or more per year. Very few jobs in corporate organization charts downstream from the subject CEOs makes a quarter of what the CEOs make.


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It is not time to fix income inequality - It is time to abolish the wages system itself.

Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth.

The IWW


#17

Or bought himself a meal or a drink, or many other perks that are probably invisible to him.


#18

The primary problem being: That the collapse of capitalism is simultaneous with and embedded within the collapse of the ecology.


#19

I think obscenity is spelled, O-L-I-G-A-R-C-H-Y.


#21

Yeah, it will collapse... but, they better figure out who to hell is going to man the nuclear power plants... at some point, no one is going to want to go in and do that.... that may begin the beginning of slavery again...


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The cap on earnings for Social Security contributions has got to go, along with the free pass they get on stock options, etc. If these companies had to pay the full 6.2% contribution on the all millions their CEOs make, it could at least help to keep their raises in check while shoring up Social Security for the future. Two birds, one stone.


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In the mean time corporations like Monsanto, in the perverse legacy so exquisitely exemplified by the toxic (in virtually all ways) behemoth, is like an economic viagra model, constant growth because it knows nothing else. Its perverse methodology must consume all aspects of natural human existence because getting to a constant state of climax is all it knows aside from its 'root' dna as a killing machine.

On the face of it, seemingly unrelated, this IS integral to the matter at hand. One of the ways to keep awareness of the direct tentacle ties of the giant vampire squid is recognition that it has bought, staffed and controls the EPA testing. OCA has a petition demanding that EPA address glyphosate levels.

OCA testing results

OCA petition to EPA


#24

"The harder they come, the harder they fall, one and all". Jimmy Cliff


#25

One nuclear power plant, no fresh water, half a state poisoned. That's how that works, and how many places are running out of water?


#28

Eshpeshelly after your thirst or fourth Martooney! Hic.
;-})


#29

And I presume that is just the unlaundered money.
;-})