Wall Street Complains It Isn't Getting Paid Enough

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 27th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Those poor CEO's on Wall Street. How will they ever make do?

We need more

The Wall Street Journal editorial writers are down in the dumps, complaining in print that despite "significant gains" in company profits last year, pay for the strapped CEO's of 65 firms was, in their words, "surprisingly mediocre" last year, rising "just 1.4%." Of course, on an average CEO pay of fifteen million dollars a year, that's just a paltry $240,000.00. Don't you just bleed for these guys?

We have to really feel for the CEO of Nike, who received a smaller bonus this year, which brought his pay down to a paltry $12.7 million. How he's going to make ends meet after this is beyond me.

There is some good news, however. Wall Street has thus far given $33 million in political contributions to the political parties, 92% of it to the Republicans and 8% to the Democrats. Of that $33 million, Mitt Romney has received 70%. So whose interests do you think Mr. Romney will serve should he be elected our next president?

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
27th Mar 2012 (#)

it is mind boggling the extent of their greed which leads to corruption and.....
beautiful and on the mark again Steve, thank you

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
27th Mar 2012 (#)

Greed knows no bounds. Thank you cnwriter.

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author avatar Buzz
28th Mar 2012 (#)

Great update, Steve. Thanks.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
28th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks Buzz

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
1st Apr 2012 (#)

Hello, Steve: I am still worrying about those CEOs stranded in Brazil. Now I have got another lot to worry about.

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