There’s Always One …
Guys like this make be believe many CEOs are just idiot savants who have the single talent of making tons of money (or, lately, not):
I’m the chief executive of a publicly traded company and, like my peers, I’m very highly paid. The difference between salaries like mine and those of average Americans creates a lot of tension, and I’d like to offer a suggestion. President Obama should celebrate our success, rather than trying to shame us or cap our pay. But he should also take half of our huge earnings in taxes, instead of the current one-third.
How about speaking for yourself?
Oh, and if you want to give half, break out the old check book and in the line that says “Pay To The Order Of”, put “US Treasury”. Fill in the amount that equals half your pay and sign the thing. There, all done.
I promise, it won’t be returned.
If you’re wondering who wrote the nonsense above, it was Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix.