Should the government cap actors' pay?

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    Michelle Malkin Heh: Actor Who Made $12.5 Million for ‘Gigli’ Says Corporate CEOs are Overpaid

    Ah gotta love that celebutard hypocrisy.
     
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    corporate CEO's DO make too much money relative to employees further down the food chain. it used to be a disparity of something like 6 to 8 times. now it's something like 30 times.

    actors are used BECAUSE they make money for corporations. If you starr Brad Pitt in a movie, how much does his name bring to the box office? He creates wealth for the production company much like Derrick Jeter does for his team's owners. I view it as profit sharing.

    unlike failed CEO's who get golden parachutes. when you screw up like he or Carly Fiorina did, do you get a check for millions of dollars and a pension? Or does your butt get shown the door?

    How much wealth did Tony Hayward produce for BP?
     
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    I have no idea, but isn't BP a British company?

    Ben Affleck has made some pretty awful movies. But that's not the point. Not all CEO's suck at their job either.
     
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    BP is a multinational corporation. But I mentioned Carly Fiorina, too. She screwed up at HP like nobody's business.

    It's not just about not sucking at their job. It's about profit creation. And yes, Affleck has made some horrendous films, but in the main, he's a big box office draw...

    How many people buy a product BECAUSE of who the CEO is? It becomes an issue for me when failed CEO's get so much money in golden parachutes that companies try to cut worker benefits. How do you hand a failed CEO a check for millions and then turn around and tell your workers you're cutting their pensions/health coverage/salary increases?

    I think that's the point they were making.
     
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    So, because some CEOs suck, we should punish them all? Perhaps the government should regulate everyone's pay?
     
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    you're ignoring the point and going to the extreme...

    you think a failed CEO should suck millions out of a corporation in golden parachutes? or you think their pay should at least be linked to profitability?
     
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    If the stockholders of corporations are so lame they don't mind paying people to lose money for them what business is it of mine?

    The government ought not to be the business of setting people's salaries, except in the case of setting a minimum wage, and of course deciding what compensation government workers get.

    That being said, the fact that CEOs get enormous paychecks even when they lose money is sorta nuts.

    But this entire system is sorta nuts so that fits the pattern.
     
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    thanks. you said it better than i did.

    but... how much say do the shareholders actually have in CEO pay?

    they care only about price per share, not whether workers health care is cut to pay some yahoo who got him/herself fired.
     
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    I think I should mind my own business... unless I am a shareholder.
     
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    Well it disgusts me that these actors and athletes make such ridiculous amounts of money and then tell doctors making 250K that they aren't paying their "fair share"

    But prob the grossest injustice is when class action lawyers rake in millions while the actual victims get peanuts. The govt should really put and end to that, doncha think?
     

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