I am pointing out a socialist theme also. That is goverment protection for corporate America.First of all, I didn't call anyone a socialist. I just pointed out a socialist theme.
The $20 with pension $22 without was an example. The point was that I would rather have an additional 10% to invest for my future as opposed to letting someone else do it for me.
Here we go, back to class warfare. What do you suggest? Will you determine the CEO's compensation? Who will? Suggesting anybody else do it is a step towards socialism.
I agree with you on one point here. I'm not a fan of the golden parachute. I also think CEO's compensation (up to 50%) be tied to company performance.
Folks, at the end of the day this is America. This country offers all of us a chance at prosperity, not a promise of prosperity. If anyone of us doesn't like our situation, there is no other place on earth that offers a better environment to change our situation.
As far a CEO's salary. In the 1950's Europe and Japan CEO's were around 20% higher then the lower management and hourly workers. In the U. S. its was 50%. Now the Europe and Japan companies are only 2 to 4% higher while American CEO's are making 600 times more then their workers. The workers salary has not even kept up with inflation.
Now I am going to step on some toes here. I come in contact with a very large group of workers in all service and manufactoring situations. I here all the time everybody wants to come here from every country in the world. Look around folks. Do you see thousands of Germans, French or English here. No you see people from poor undeveloped countries who come here. And while they are wage slaves being taken advantage of my companies for their cheap labor they are still better off then in their home countries. They few Europeans I come in contact with are skilled workers who are paid well to fill jobs our schools are not training the average students to do. In the 50's the U.S. was the place to be number 1 in the world. Now according to the World Health agency we are number 9. With health, education, jobs and life being the markers. Read the papers we are overweight, out of shape and employers are complaining they are not getting high school grads you are able to do the job. This is from all news sources conservation and liberal. If anyone has read anything differnt please sit me right. Our grandparents and parents worked hard to live and fought for workers rights not counting 2 wars to make this a country for the people not for corporate welfare. I respect anyone's right to their view and to state that view , that is the only right we have left but if we don't wake up and make this country work for us we are going to go bankrupt like the Soviet Union did and be at mercy of countries we owe money to because we don't want to pay taxes to keep America ours. As far as killing terrorist I'm all for that butBush may have made more then he killed.