In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:
In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
Second, the tenure of a CEO is on average very very brief ... kind of like a pro athlete, but of course the liberal class warfare propaganda wont talk about pro athletes, that would ruin the jealously and hatred of businessman angle. A CEO of a big corporation is paid quite well, and if they succeed, the money is well worth it.
As usual the whacko wingnuts have it bass ackwards.
The pro-athlete or the rock star are NOT the CEO's, they are the ones actually producing the product that other people make money off of.
So basically your analogy directly contradicts the CEO argument.
No one complains about the athletes or the rockers because they are the UNIONIZED workers in the scenario from which all income is derived.
No athlete, no game. No musician, no music.
Nice try though.
Chris Rock had a very funny bit about it, talking about how Shaq is "rich", but the guy who signs his checks is "wealthy".
We're not talking about "rich"; we're talking about "wealth".
Income inequality is one thing, because people will work for what ever they work for.
Wealth inequality, on the other hand, is a much bigger nut to crack...and is partly the cause for so much discord in this country. It's not that poor people hate or are jealous of wealthy people. (They LOVE rich people!) They just want some chance to get their own bit of wealth, and when they're short-changed and gouged, sold defective goods, cheated out of retirement accounts, and otherwise deliberately disenfranchised, it's no surprise they get a little upset