The top bosses at the nation's largest companies are getting paid more than they were in 2007. Cash bonuses are also increasing. Executive compensation is tied to a number of factors, such as financial performance. Part of the reason we're seeing CEO pay jump is that profits did as well. In the AP analysis of the companies, profit rose 41% last year. CEOs see pay rise 24% on average- MSN Money Trickle down? Remember that? Companies are sitting on two trillion PLUS in capital. Remember, they were going to "make jobs"? Just cut their taxes. Lower standards for clean air and clean water. Bust the unions. Stop pensions. So what are they doing with that two trillion? Making jobs of course. Just kidding. They are taking over other companies and making acquisitions and then sending THOSE jobs overseas. They got their tax breaks. They got their CEO pay. They got deregulation. They have greater profits NOW than before the Bush/Cheney/Republican recession. So where is the "trickle down"? Let's all sit back and get yet another "lesson in economics" from the USMB Right Wingers. Explain to us how this "trickle down" is "really working" - and we're just not seeing it. Now that Obama has taken away the "no experience" card and the "Is the Country Safe?" card, all Republicans have left is the "race card" and the "economy card", both empty "debit" cards? We shall see.