Should the President Make $20 Million a Year?

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    I keep hearing that we should bring government workers' compensation more in line with private workers. Never mind that it already is, but just for the sake of argument, if we are going to pay the public sector like the private sector, shouldn't we pay the President as much if not more than the CEO? After all, he's more important than any CEO! So let's pay the President $20 million a year.

    Larry Ellison made $85 million in 2009, so $20 million is a bargain!

    20 highest paid CEOs - Larry Ellison: $84.5 million (1) - CNNMoney.com
     
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    Hell, it might attract some more palatable applicants.
     
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    Don't you lefties understand anything but hatred and stupid socialist cliches? We don't pay Larry Ellison. He pays us. Guys like Ellison make the economy work. The private sector generates capital. Government confiscates it.
     
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    Maybe we should first find one worth the 400 grand we're paying now.
    We sure aren't getting our money's worth on this guy.
     
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    Well indeed! That is an excellant idea. Government employees should earn the same wages and benefits as the top private sector does, and not a penny more. That seems fair to me.
     
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    Yep
    Trust me.... he makes way more than $20,000,000.00 a year -- FOR LIFE --

    Not a bad gig if ya ask me.
     
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    If they want to serve this country, fine let them serve. They should all be paid minimum wage.
     
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    Indeed, they are grossly underpaid and should receive immediate raises. How embarrassing for America to treat our top CEO like dog crap!!

    "CEOs at the 292 S&P 500 companies for which there are data available were paid $9.25 million on average last year (including salary, bonus, stock, options and benefits), down 9 percent overall from the year prior."
     

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