None of Your Business....

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    For some dam reason, the class warriors are very selective in their outrage about salaries and benefits for our top performers. Everyone seems to be involved in CEO pay -- but very few are willing to attack Ben Rothleisburger or Angus T. Jones for making 100s or even 1000s of times the average American wage.

    Who is Angus T. Jones?

    Do Television Stars Make Too Much Money?


    Not bad for a gig that only takes 5 months out of the year. Kinda wimpy labor compared to a CEO managing 100,000 employees at 130 separate biz units globally 24/7/365. No breaks for THOSE guys.

    It's really None of Your Business (NYOB) what CEO are paid. Just like it's NYOB what the annual purse of the PGA Tour is.. Or even the historical trends of paying top performers expanding in EVERY sector of the economy... The rate of increase for CEO is NOT an anomaly.. Take the NBA for instance.

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    So Plot THAT against average annual worker salary and stuff it. (or dunk it -- your choice).

    You outraged that the folks in the ticket booth are only making $18/hour? Let's hear it. But it's NYOB what Lebron James makes.

    From Sports Illustrated ---

    Sports Illustrated...

    1. Tiger Woods: $127,902,706 million
    2. Phil Mickelson: $62,372,685 million
    3. LeBron James: $40,455,000 million
    4. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: $40,250,000 million
    5. Kobe Bryant: $35,490,625 million
    6. Shaquille O'Neal: $35,000,000 million
    6. Alex Rodriguez: $35,000,000 million
    8. Kevin Garnett: $31,000,000 million
    9. Peyton Manning: $30,500,000 million
    10. Derek Jeter: $30,000,000 million
    11. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.: $27,221,970 million
    12. Allen Iverson: $27,109,375 million
    13. Kevin Durant: $25,950,000 million
    14. Jeff Gordon: $25,926,687 million
    15. Ben Roethlisberger: $25,200,000 million
    16. Dwyane Wade: $25,041,250 million
    17. Tracy McGrady: $25,014,187 million
    18. Carmelo Anthony: $22,541,250 million
    19. Tim Duncan: $22,514,187 million
    20. Manny Ramirez: $22,500,000 million

    How does THAT stack up to CEO pay?

    Here's some facts..

    1) CEO pay increases correlate nearly perfectly with the increase in capitalization for the largest corporations. Meaning that growth in compensation can largely be explained by massive mergers and acquisitions and increased scope of responsibility.

    2) Corporate leadership is a PUNISHING jobs. Does not even begin to resemble the limited job description and requirements of a Union job. You'd be lucky to get a day off without several scheduled hours of work or international commuting.

    3) Whether companies are smoothing rolling along or faced with disaster -- it's NOYB whether CEO goes up or down. If the SF 49ers have a BAD year -- should they pay MORE for players, coaches or less? Often a company in decline HAS to seek out the big buck talent. There is no choice.

    4) What the CEO/worker salary ratio is doesn't really matter. What MATTERS is whether those workers are doing equitably with counterpart jobs in places outside of the Forbes 100 companies. MOST workers don't worry about CEO salary. The argument is limited to a select few GYNORMOUS companies.

    You might be a stockholder. Then it's your business. You might be an employee. Then it's your business. But just like the fact that Phil Mickelson is NOT stealing from you and neither is Hugh Laurie -- It's NOYB what corporations pay for top talent.
     
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    Hollywood makes millions on just one movie and they support the left . Soros is a billionaire and he is ok but the banks CEO nope they cant have that type of money. They ( the left) are so hypocritical


    Kinda annoyed you used Big Ben as your example . Huge Steelers fan here.. J/K by the way
     
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    But, but, but........corporations are eeeeevvvvviiiiillllll!!!
     
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    Ain't it evil to pay a starving Hollywood Extra $200 for the entire day while Angus T. Whomever makes a cool $300,000!!!!
     
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    This is like comparing apples to cattle testicles.
     
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    Nope.

    Next?
     
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    The main beef is that the uber-elite pay off Washington policymakers to line their pockets and manipulate the economy in their favor.

    That's a dishonest and unfair practice, on all fronts, and it's kept the Middle Class & small businesses out of the competition.

    There's nothing wrong with being upset with that. It's actually tanking our economy, and so yea............people should be pissed the fuck off
     
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    Heck no! Angus is an "artist" and businessmen are eeeeevvvvviiiiiilllll!!!
     
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    That's NOT EVIL?? Oh please do explain....
     
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    It's all about skill level.

    For example, Derek Jeter could do a better job at running a corporation than the CEO of that corporation could do playing shortstop for the Yankees.
     

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