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I wouldn't argue that CEO's and the like are entitled to be paid more, what I don't understand or agree with is that they are paid so vastly much more. I wouldn't begrudge them one red cent of what they are paid if their employees were paid enough to fund an acceptable standard of living. But this isn't the case. It seems like the CEO's resent having to pay anyone anything, and would prefer to pay no wages at all if/when they can get away with it. And we now find that many ARE getting away with it by participating in workfare, so now you have working people not only being paid taxpayer money in top-up benefits, but now you have unemployed 'working' (workfare) people on FULL benefits.
originally posted by: buster2010
This is what happens when you allow the elite to buy the government and then create conditions that allows them to profit off the poor. Capitalism is what caused this mess not Socialism. Seeing how the minimum wage has been virtually stagnant since the 80's and has not even kept up with the standard of living increases it is no surprise that more people are on government aid in one way or another. Companies keep crying we can't afford to pay workers more while upper management wages keep going through the roof. But as usual you will have people blaming the poor for this and say nothing about those who profit from it.
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: theantediluvian
RIch people don't 'owe' society jack snip.
They never have.
People are 'owed' what they earn.
They sure the hell are not 'entitled' to what someone else has.
People need to stop whining about what they don't have, and take a good look at what they DO have.
The elites want the public divided and at each others throats. -Lobbying should be illegal the politicians are given a more than fair salary for the jobs they perform. -The banksters and wall street thugs should be removed from this country as well as their puppets that we the people elect. -Capitalism and democracy have been perverted over time, elections are bought and paid for as well as corporate and banking regulations. -Political advertisement created to purposely mislead the public should be illegal.
How come you never address Government Wall Street and the cronies rich from it? T
That is where the majority of the wealth in this country is held thanks to the government.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: bbracken677
And maybe that's because "conservatives" HAVE more money to donate.
Conservatives are also very active on Wall Street -
people on the dole can't afford to play.