Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/25/out-uk-bold-pay-prescription-post-trump-america
Why limit it to corporates? Many public institutions operate like corporates. Example, public universities. At the one I know, an entry level professor makes 2-3 times that of a janitor, while the president makes 20 times that of an entry level professor, and of course the football coach makes 120 times that of the professor.
True, most college football head coaches are the highest paid public employees in most states.
The idea of limiting corporate pay is a fine idea, but we have a huge disconnect between the rich and the rest of us. A story the other day (I can’t find it now), told about how the rich were giving their kids their inheritances early in anticipation of Biden winning in Nov.
And you’d not even have to PAY Stephen Hillenburg for his concept of “Opposite Day” from SpongeBob SquarePants! Just encourage candidates who actually SERVE (not in any Rod Serling cookbook way) and reward everything you now revile, detest, belittle or demean (based SOLELY upon the perspective of a small handfull of parasitic oligarchs, who run the planet as their personal feed lot!) Don’t we have to WIN first; establish a proletarian dictatorship, eat the rich & have Nancy, Chuck, Tom & Neera storm the White House?