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Old 07-06-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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According to a study released last year by the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think tank, CEOs at the 50 firms that laid off the most workers since the economic crisis, took home 42 percent more pay in 2009 than comparable companies within the S&P 500.
'Job Killing' CEOs: The Worst of the Worst - Careers Articles
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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That's due to the fact that less payroll equals higher profits.

obama never states that fact when he's bragging about the stock market.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Unless it is the job killing government piling on so many regulations that it makes this country an unfriendly place to do business or the job killing union leaders that raise the cost of employee pension/pay/benefit so high that corporations find it easier to do business outside the USA.

Guess it is a competition in the race for the bottom of "worst of the worst" when it comes to killing US jobs.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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Unless it is the job killing government piling on so many regulations that it makes this country an unfriendly place to do business or the job killing union leaders that raise the cost of employee pension/pay/benefit so high that corporations find it easier to do business outside the USA.

Guess it is a competition in the race for the bottom of "worst of the worst" when it comes to killing US jobs.
I thought Bush's tax cuts were extended.

BTW, why did the CEO's pay go up so much, do you think?
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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Unless it is the job killing government piling on so many regulations that it makes this country an unfriendly place to do business or the job killing union leaders that raise the cost of employee pension/pay/benefit so high that corporations find it easier to do business outside the USA.

Guess it is a competition in the race for the bottom of "worst of the worst" when it comes to killing US jobs.
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NY Times: U.S. Has Lowest Corporate Tax Burden of Any Western Nation

Historically, the term “tax rate” has meant the average or effective tax rate — that is, taxes as a share of income. The broadest measure of the tax rate is total federal revenues divided by the gross domestic product.

By this measure, federal taxes are at their lowest level in more than 60 years. The CBO estimated that federal taxes would consume just 14.8% of GDP this year. The last year in which revenues were lower was 1950, according to the Office of Management and Budget. The postwar annual average is about 18.5% of GDP.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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I thought Bush's tax cuts were extended.

BTW, why did the CEO's pay go up so much, do you think?
Pays go up when companies lay off employees which boost profits. It happened since the beginning of time. Why would now be any different?
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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Question for the libs: What's the difference between a large corporation and the federal government?
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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I think the CEO's lay off workers so they can pay themselves a higher salary while they rape the company and stockholders.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Unless it is the job killing government piling on so many regulations that it makes this country an unfriendly place to do business or the job killing union leaders that raise the cost of employee pension/pay/benefit so high that corporations find it easier to do business outside the USA.

Guess it is a competition in the race for the bottom of "worst of the worst" when it comes to killing US jobs.
Here's an idea. Why don't we just return to child staffed sweatshops and turn ourselves into another version of Bangladesh? We might as well go all the way, no?
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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I thought Bush's tax cuts were extended.

BTW, why did the CEO's pay go up so much, do you think?
Because corporate profits went up, pay attention to the stock market. You will also notice here has been very little top line growth. Most profit increases have been gained through increased productivity. If this administration wasn't so hostile to business perhaps there wouldn't be $2 trillion in corporate capital sitting on the sidelines.
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