Why do you care?

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  1. TheSuaveOne
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    It seems as of late I have seen on many political boards, rants about the difference in pay between "the common man" and executives. I am curious, why do people care what someone else makes? Is it because you feel you should make as much as they do, or is it because you feel they do not earn what they make?

    If you think you could do what an executive does on a daily basis...why aren't you? What has held you back from being a high paid executive? Who forced you into the job or career path that you have followed?

    Are you upset that you didn't have the talent to be professional athlete? Sure it would be nice if I made as much as these super stars, but at the same time, I don't have millions of people willing to drop 50 bucks (or more) to spend the evening to watch me do my job. Nobody is asking for my autograph, no body is requesting my company sell jerseys with my name on them, or ad agencies asking me to be part of a commercial campaign for one of their clients.

    Personally, I don't care what someone else makes. I chose a career field that pays less than others. Why? Because it was what I wanted to do (architect). If someone makes more than me, good for them. I do not feel that because of this they should be penalized by the government (in higher tax rates) for exceeding in a field that pays them more than me.

    Yes, I would like to see a flat tax on income to pay for the services we use. Sure a flat tax would make someone who earns more than I do pay more, but at the same time, it would be a tax rate equal to mine. Those who make less than me...they would pay less in taxes, but again, at the same rate.

    I figured this would be an interesting topic to start up, what say you?

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    I say you figured wrong.
     
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    The higher the executives pay is the lower the pay of those actually doing the work is.
     
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    But it was enough to get you to respond, no matter how little your responce aids the discussion. :clap2:

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    You have already attempted to lay out your opinion and in doing so openly displayed your shallow thought patterns on the subject. There is no sense in attempting to debate the subject with someone who has already made up their mind on why something is the way it is, regardless of how little thought they put into forming this opinion.
     
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    how many publicly traded companies have you run....
     
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    And there is proof of this where? Is there a study out there that wasn't sponsored by a union or union backed orginization that backs this up?

    In most public compaines, if the executives were paid less, the other employees wouldn't see more money...the stock holders would.

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    None, mine was a totally privately owned company.

    Do you deny that executives laying off workers to increase profits does not increase their compensation?

    Do you also deny that laying off workers almost always raises stock prices?
    How many publically traded companies have you ran?
     
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    from one architect to another....i agree....
     
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    Except for the little fact that I am open to other views. I am always willing to change my opinion if I can be shown my original opinion was truely incorrect.

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